Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane thrilled with Juventus final in Champions League

Sergio Ramos

Ramos scored in both the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals against Atletico

The injury wasn't called season-ending at the time, but it's looking like it could be now. Despite strong campaigns from the capital club and prolific Napoli, Allegri's Bianconeri have never looked like surrendering top spot and such is their imperious power the treble is up for grabs as they will also face Lazio in the upcoming Coppa Italia final.

"We have to be proud of the players. It will be a great final for lovers of football".

The celebrations for Real Madrid were short lived on Wednesday night after their momentous triumph in the Champions League.

A 2-1 defeat at the Vicente Calderon in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday saw Real progress 4-2 on aggregate as Zidane's team made it to the final for the second time in two years. At the start we let in goals that we didn't want but we knew that it was going to be hard.

However, Real regained their composure to get the vital away goal they needed for some extra breathing space just before half-time.

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.

"Leading this team as the captain is a great source of pride and what better way to do so than by lifting silverware".

Blancos coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Benzema's skill in his postmatch news conference.

"The gaffer was a player, he understands the dressing room and that makes his job easier". "The key to success is not only having 11 players competing, but the whole squad".

"He's still training indoors, with some discomfort", Zidane said.

Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had added a second for Real but it was harshly ruled out for offside and the visitors calmly kept possession in the closing minutes to stay on course for a 12th European Cup.

"We were talking after the game and I asked Karim how he got out of there", Zidane said with a smile. To win this competition you have to fight until the very last.

"I would love to play with him [Zidane], we all know his qualities", Dybala told Sky Sport Italia.

"The coach is doing a really good job".

"We are happy. On this pitch, the fans are very important".

"We have to understand that the moment we are going through is just a base for the future, it's not the limit", Atletico striker Fernando Torres said.

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