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Juventus v Real Madrid - how they measure up for Champions League final

20 Mai 2017

Zinedine Zidane was thrilled to steer Real Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League final in which his team will bid to defend their title against his former club Juventus.

Madrid will try to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the competition's new format was created in 1992.

To their credit Real Madrid remained calm and proceeded to dominate possession for the rest of the half, frustrating the home players and taking the sting out of Atletico's attacking thrust.

However, the Frenchman has consistently recognised his loyalty to Simeone for turning him into one of the world's best players and only he will be able to convince Griezmann into staying for another season.

We haven't won anything yet, but we've taken a significant step.

Atletico were boosted on Sunday by the return of defender Jose Gimenez to training although they are still without right backs Juanfran and Sime Vrsaljko, who they missed badly in the first leg as they struggled to cause Real's defence any problems.

'I hope he's ready before and I hope he can be with us more than anything. 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.

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"It's a game (v Sevilla) that's just as decisive as the others we have left and we're going to do everything to get the three points", Zidane said.

Atletico's players also re-emerged from the Calderon tunnel to salute their fans after the game ended.

Luka Modric then had a goal ruled out due to a questionable positional offside from Ronaldo before Navas saved low on his near post to deny Griezmann.

"In fact he already is, and I'm sure he will keep up his good work at Real Madrid".

"We are very happy to arrive again to the final". “But Im with Real Madrid, another club of my life.

Zidane has used the depth of his squad to great effect in recent weeks by making wholesale changes for La Liga games sandwiched between Champions League encounters.

Atletico were inspired by a sensational atmosphere on their last ever Champions League game at the Vicente Calderon before moving to the new 67,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano next season.

Juventus v Real Madrid - how they measure up for Champions League final