Wednesday's match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid decided the fate of the team that will be making it to the UEFA Champions League final. And despite losing the game, it was Real Madrid who made it to the finals, scheduled on June 03, against Juventus.
Real Madrid has made it to the UEFA Champions League final that is scheduled to take place on June 03. Even though the team lost Wednesday's match against Atletico Madrid, their aggregate score of a 4-2 win against Atletico's 2-1 win, UEFA reported.
Atletico Madrid started Wednesday's match perfectly, with Saúl Ñíguez opening the score with a goal in the 12th minute. A few minutes later, Raphaël Varane tripped Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann, who failed to score a penalty shot last year against Real Madrid, fortunately made it happen this year. The crowd was also cheering for him and encouraged him while he was preparing to take the shot.
But, all of these gave Real a big boost and rather than being shocked, the team turned the game around. Luka Modric and Isco of Real took charge in the midfield and at 42nd minute, Real's French forward, Karim Benzema gave a goal out of nowhere, New York Times reported. In the second half, Navas thawed all of Atletico Madrid efforts and at the 67th minute his double save helped the team advance ahead.
It must be mentioned that this time Atletico Madrid had a target which was an uphill task as last week, they allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to score three goals. But their win also turned to a loss as their aggregate was lower than Real's.
Manager Zinedine Zidane, who took charge from January 2016 will be leading Real on June 03's final against Juventus. It is worth mentioning here that it was a fitting farewell to European matches at Vicente Calderón Stadium.