KNOWLEDGE IS WEALTH
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
2016-17 UEFA Champions League SF Second Leg Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid Wednesday May 10,2017
In the SF first leg,Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 3-0
In the SF Second Leg,Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid 2-1
For Atletioc Madrid -
Saul Niguez(120 and
Antoine Griezmann(16th minute penalty)
For Real Madrid - Isco(42)
Defending champions Real Madrid held off a spirited Atletico Madrid to set up a meeting with Juventus in next month's Champions League final in Cardiff.
Atletico, trailing 3-0 from the first leg, stormed into an early 2-0 lead on the night through Saul Niguez's header and Antoine Griezmann's cheeky penalty.
But Real grabbed a vital away goal when Isco poked in a rebound after Toni Kroos' fierce shot - following a brilliant run by Karim Benzema - was saved.
It checked Atletico's momentum and left them needing three more goals to reach a third Champions League final in four seasons.
Chances were scarcer for both teams after the break, although home substitute Kevin Gameiro missed two presentable chances to give Atletico a glimmer of hope.
Ultimately, the damage from the first leg was irreversible as Real beat their neighbours in the competition for the fourth successive season.
Zinedine Zidane's team, attempting to become the first team to win the Champions League twice in a row, will meet Juventus at the Principality Stadium on Saturday June 03,2017
Real Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final for a record 15th time, ahead of AC Milan (11)
Real have reached two successive finals for the first time since they won the trophy five times in a row between 1956 and 1960
The Spanish club need just one more goal to become the first team to score 500 in the Champions League
Real have won 11 of their 14 European Cup finals
Juventus have won the trophy twice, losing a record six finals
Both Real and Juventus join AC Milan on a record six final appearances in the Champions League
Atletico became the first team to be eliminated by the same opponents four times in a row
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