Experience sees Real through Atletico cauldron and into final

Experience sees Real through Atletico cauldron and into final

Experience sees Real through Atletico cauldron and into final

Los Blancos, who entered the Wednesday encounter with a 3-nil first leg victory, conceded an early goal at the Vicente Calderon when Saul Niguez thumped in a header after just 12 minutes.

"After the game I asked Benzema how he was able to do that, but he didn't know either", Zidane said. We competed one more time and demonstrated why we have fought in the best positions, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, for five and a half years.

Gareth Bale still isn't training with the team, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane revealed on Saturday.

His side now sit second in La Liga where they are level on points with Barcelona, though they have a game in hand over their rivals.

Juventus, who have lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2015 final, will lock horns with either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in Cardiff on June 4. "It's been awesome. This is not over, we have three more games in La Liga and then we have to think about the final". “But Im with Real Madrid, another club of my life.

Regardless of the loss, Atletico manager Diego Simeone was justifiably proud of his side given their defiant performance, and former Champions League victor Ferdinand admitted that their display - along wioth Real's emphatic first-leg victory - showed just how far ahead of the Premier League's best that Spain's elite were.

"We knew Atleti were going to start well and they had a bit of luck in scoring the two goals, but we knew that if we scored it would kill them", Cristiano Ronaldo told reporters.

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"Everything can happen, but I see the team well, we are strong".

Indeed, Madrid could afford to draw on Sunday and be crowned champions with wins in their final two games of the season although they would be hoping to avoid such a result.

"They played well, but we have more experience".

Veteran defender Pepe will probably return to the side for what looks as if it will be his last home match for Real Madrid given that he has not signed a new contract with the capital club, while Nacho Fernandez could play at right back to cover for the injured Dani Carvajal.

"They have a great team and are in very good form".

Before the game, Atletico fans displayed huge banners that read, "proud not to be like you", a response to Madrid's message before the first leg. But how much of a focus it becomes for their playing resources will tell us much about the direction of European football in the superclub era - and whether everyone else should just go home and give up.

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