Register Login Live

UEFA Champions League

Real Overcome Brave Atletico To Seal UCL Final Spot

UEFA Champions League

Result: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid (2-4 on aggregate)

Date: 10 May 2017

Venue: Vicente Calderon

Real Madrid's defence of their UEFA Champions League title continues, after they claimed a 4-2 aggregate win over Ateltico Madrid to progress to the final in Cardiff.

Los Blancos came into the clash with a healthy lead, after Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick secured a 3-0 win in the first leg.

Atletico broke the deadlock in the 12th minute as Saul Niguez rose well to head home Koke's corner into the back of the net.

The hosts were then awarded a penalty four minutes later when Sergio Ramos brought down Fernando Torres. Antoine Griezmann stepped up and converted the spot-kick, 2-0.

Zinedine Zidane's charges were finding it tough to break down the Atletico defence for most of the opening half.

However, Los Blancos eventually reduced the deficit in the 42nd minute, as Isco poked home from close range after Toni Kroos' shot was saved by Jan Oblak.

The score remained 2-1 to the home side at the halftime break.

Diego Simeon opted for a change 10 minutes into the second half, as Torres made way for Ghana star Thomas Partey.

Keylor Navas came to Real's rescue in the 64th minute, as he produced a superb double save to deny Yannick Carrasco and Kevin Gameiro in quick succession.

Zidane opted for a double change after 76 minutes as Marcos Asensio and Lucas Vazquez replaced Benzema and Casemiro.

The home side pushed for more goals in the closing stages but the Real defence managed to withstand the pressure.

Despite suffering a 2-1 defeat on the night, Real advance to the final after winning the tie 4-2 on aggregate and will now face Juventus.


Stats Show Mbappe Better Than Messi At His Age

Ozil Uncertain About His Future

Clinical Juventus Advance To UCL Final


Top 5

Breaking: Pirates Confirm Two New Signings

115 Sep 23, 2020 02:43 PM in Orlando Pirates

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reported Mass Clearout At Ajax After Promotion Heartbreak!

3 Sep 23, 2020 10:22 AM in Siyagobhoza

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

16 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Defender Comments On Pirates Move Talk

6 Sep 23, 2020 09:13 AM in Orlando Pirates

Chiefs Officially Unveil New Home And Away Kit

219 Sep 22, 2020 02:50 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Highest-Paid Liverpool Stars Revealed

10 Sep 20, 2020 06:35 PM in English Premier League

8 Transfers Close To Being Completed

Sep 21, 2020 06:27 PM in World News

The Highest-Paid EPL Stars In 2020/21

1 Sep 18, 2020 08:00 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Chiefs Confirm Two Assistant Coaches For Hunt

180 Sep 21, 2020 03:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates Make Decision On Defender After Hlatshwayo Arrival

20 Sep 23, 2020 01:28 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

How Madisha Became The Cleanest Player In Mzansi!

43 Sep 23, 2020 12:09 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

6 Stars Who Could Be Affected By Tyson & Hotto's Arrival

7 Sep 22, 2020 01:20 PM in Orlando Pirates