Vincent Kompany says he is fully fit and raring to go against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.The Manchester City skipper has struggled with calf problems throughout the season and has made just one appearance in the last five weeks.He didn’t feature in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League, but Kompany insists he is ready to lead the team out against the mighty Real in the first leg of their last-four tie at the Etihad Stadium.Asked about his fitness level at City’s pre-match press conference, the Belgian said: “100 per cent. Everything went well. When you are injured you have to work a lot harder than the rest and that is what I did.“People talk about my injuries but I talk about my comebacks. That is what I have in my head. People talk about 14 injuries to my calf and I talk about 14 times I have come back and played like I have never been away. It takes a lot of strength of character to do that.”City face a formidable challenge to reach their first ever Champions League final.Real have won the competition a record ten times and boast an array of superstars – Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale among them.But Kompany says his side are relishing the showdown with the Spanish giants and cannot wait for Tuesday night. “When you get to the semi-final, there is nothing bad for you anymore, you just want to play,” he said.“The whole squad has been positive and it has lifted us in the Premier League. It has given us something important to look forward to. If you are not hungry tomorrow, you never will be.” Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany 1
No explanation has been provided for the club’s late payments 1 Crystal Palace are confident the club will not be dissolved after Companies House gave them two months to file their overdue accounts.The accounts of the company which owns Palace, CPFC 2010 Ltd, for the 12 months until June 30, 2017 remain outstanding. They were due by March 31 and no explanation for the delay has been provided.Companies House is seeking to ensure compliance and issued a gazette notice on Tuesday, giving Palace two months to file the accounts.The Companies House website, which posts accounting details, shows under ‘Company Status’ an ‘active proposal to strike off’ CPFC 2010 Ltd, which is registered at Palace’s Selhurst Park home.However, any threat of being wound up – a potential consequence of late filing – is a “technicality” which Palace expect to overcome.Palace expect the matter to be resolved and the accounts to be published by Companies House in the next few days.The draft accounts have already been presented to the Premier League, according to a source close to the club.The accounts are expected to show the pay-offs levied to Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce, who left the club in December 2016 and May 2017, respectively.All limited companies must, by law, file accounts to Companies House within nine months of the end of their designated financial year.Companies House said in a statement: “Every company is required to file their accounts annually, and a penalty is applied for late filed accounts.“If they fail to do so, we have an active pursuit process to secure the filing of the overdue documents.“Our main aim is to secure compliance and to bring filing records up to date.“If we’re unable to achieve this, we will take appropriate action.”Palace have missed the deadline by more than two months and face a fine of £375 if they file by the end of June.Should there be a further delay the fine will double to £750, regulations on the Companies House website show.Palace are owned by chairman Steve Parish, plus Joshua Harris and David Blitzer, the US investors who took a large stake in the club in December 2015.