Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night pay a farewell to their rivals Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium.
Champions League, Real Madrid reached their 15th European Cup final where they will play with Juventus in Cardiff on June 3 2017 and attempting to win it for a 12th time and for the third time in four years
Zinedine Zidane became the first manager since Sir Alex Ferguson in 2008 and 2009 to reach two European Cup finals in a row,also s he attempts to become the first to retain the trophy.
Striker Karim Benzema put out Atletico dream out of reach and Isco’s cool finish, the most impressive performer was the most diminutive: Luka Modric. Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Real manager Zidane asked Benzema how did you get out of there? He didn’t know either ,with moment as, by the corner flag, that tricked his way past three defenders and drew the ball back to Kroos whose powerful shot was superbly blocked by Jan Oblak only for Isco to score it, what escapology skills did Benzema showcased last night!
According to Zinedine Zidane,”We are very happy, happy to reach the final again. It is all merited, especially for the players who have worked so far. It’s deserved.
“We had difficulties at the beginning, we got two goals, but we did not have to worry. We knew we were going to have chances.
“We knew they would come out strong, with pressure. But after 25 minutes it changed completely. In the second part, we found our game.”
As Cardiff set for heavyweight encounter, the Italian champions Juventus, who progressed with a 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco, are attempting to win their first Champions League title in 21 years.
The final will be a replay of the 1998 showpiece, when Real were crowned European champions for the seventh time – after a 32-year wait , the question is can juvetus lift up the trophy? June 3rd will speak for that at Cardiff.