Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala, has admitted he would have loved to play with Zinedine Zidane, ahead of next month's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff. Antoine Griezmann converted the ensuing penalty-though it was not hit all that well and Navas got a hand to it-and the sense of belief grew even more.
After 50 years Atletico will swap their home by Madrid's Manzanares river just south of the city centre for the new 67,000 capacity out of town stadium to the city's north.
However, they knew one away goal would completely change the complexion of a compelling match - and Isco's opportunist strike did exactly that.
"We overcame some very competitive sides en route to the final, the likes of Bayern (Munich), the game in Naples, which also was a tough one, and Atletico", said Ramos, whose side are also in pole position to win the Spanish title. "It's always hard because they have great players, not just [Francesco] Totti who I hope to be healthy so I'm near him". Making the final for a second successive year is down to everyone's hard work.
The 31-year-old was speaking after Real secured a final showdown with the treble-chasing Italian superpowers after easing past Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.
Simeone's side gave a good account of themselves in the second leg, but couldn't overcome the deficit from the first half of the tie that featured a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.
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While the final is sure to be exciting, the two semi-finals weren't any less.
After a 2-1 defeat at the Vicente Calderon ysterday, which sent Real through 4-2 on aggregate, Zidane explained what the game in Cardiff will mean to him.
The final will be a replay of the 1998 showpiece, when Real were crowned European champions for the seventh time - after a 32-year wait - thanks to Predrag Mijatovic's goal.
All of this success of late can not be accomplished with talent alone and that is where current manager Zinedine Zidane comes into play.
"It has been a very important club for me in my career and I keep it as a club that has given me everything".
"The first thing would be to clone some of our players", he said.
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