Cristiano Ronaldo was missing from the Real Madrid squad that faced Manchester City in the first Champions League semi-final - but City couldn't capitalise on his absence in the 0-0 draw.
The former Manchester United star missed the weekend victory over Rayo Vallecano with a thigh injury, but trained with his team-mates on the eve of the match and looked set to feature in the first leg. But he was not in the squad at the Etihad Stadium.
And as both teams played cautiously for most of the game, fans were missing a bit of attacking Ronaldo spark.
Chances came for Real Madrid in the last 15 minutes with Gareth Bale finally causing problems for City and Pepe forcing a magnificent save by Joe Hart at 82 minutes.
And Vincent Kompany was solid and influential once again.
It's all to play for on May 4.
As long as Ronaldo doesn't reappear...