Highlights Champions League, Atletico Madrid vs Real S/F 2nd leg: Real Madrid through to the final with 4-2 agg win

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Highlights Champions League, Atletico Madrid vs Real S/F 2nd leg: Real Madrid through to the final with 4-2 agg win
  • 02:22 (IST)

    And with that, we come to end of our live coverage of the second leg semi-final clash between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane's men are through to Cardiff for the final. Hope you enjoyed the updates. Thank you for sticking around. Take care!

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    FULL TIME: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid (Real Madrid enter final with 4-2 aggregate score)

    Real must have had their hearts in their throats the way Atletico started the match. But that first goal from Real Madrid all but killed off any hopes of a comeback. 

    Real would be grateful for those twin saves from Navas and Benzema's twinkle-toed part in that goal for keeping the scoreline respectable despite enduring defeat.

  • 02:08 (IST)

    Two added minutes

    Atletico all but out of the competition now but it seems Griezmann didn't receive that memo. He bursts into the Real Madrid box and takes a shot which is kept out by Navas. 

  • 02:07 (IST)

    90' Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    It is starting to pour at the Vicente Calderon now and the Atletico spirits are well and truly dampened. Atletico started with such promise, two goals inside the first 20 minutes. But it petered out to nothing and Atletico players are just going through the motions now. 

  • 02:03 (IST)

    85' Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    "I think the referee's given up showing yellow cards," points out the commentator just seconds before the ref shows one to new substitute Angel Correa for brushing past barging into Ronaldo, who goes down on cue and eats up a few seconds.

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    80' Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    Atletico showing some urgency now. Their forwards bomb into the Real box only to see the ball trickling past the post after Varane's defensive intervention. Few minutes later, Griezmann runs into the box but is relieved off the ball.

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    70' Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    Navas with twin saves to keep Atletico out. He first saves Carrasco's shot by going down on the ground and then gets up in a flash to keep out Gameiro's header from point-blank range. The whole complexion of the match would have changed had that gone in.  

  • 01:46 (IST)

    ASSET!

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    60' Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    Two-thirds of the match gone now and Real Madrid leading 4-2 on aggregate. Large parts of this match being contested in the midfield right now. But they're largely ignoring venturing into attacking thirds, which sits well for Real Madrid. As things stand, they're cruising into the final.

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    55' Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    Both teams seem content to stroke the ball around in midfield before Real Madrid find themselves streaming ahead during a counter which has five players. It comes to a tame end when Isco shoots wide.
     

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    You don't say, Rio!

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    50' Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    Isco flings himself to the ground on the edge of the area after Griezmann's elbow touched him. Ronaldo flashed his shot into the goal, albeit straight at Oblak. Atletico respond by having an attempt of their own when Filipe Luis flashes a cross into the box. It gets cleared but results into a freekick, which Griezmann can't get on target.

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    Just in case this match is getting too much for your blood pressure, you should switch to the Arsenal-Southampton match, which is still 0-0 at half-time. 

  • 01:09 (IST)

    HALF-TIME: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    That's the only reason you need to NEVER go easy on Real Madrid. When you have your hand on their throat, you don't hesitate. Atletico did, and they're now two goals down on aggregate with just 45 minutes to salvage their European dream. Isco scored that goal, but Karim Benzema was the artist behind that.

    The next 45 minutes are going to be tense, to say the least.

  • 01:04 (IST)

    45' Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

    There's no love lost between these two sides. At the stroke of half-time, Torres goes in full tilt at keeper Navas, who catches him in the folowthrough and injures himself. In the aftermath, Ronaldo and Torres whisper insults into each other's ears for quite sometime before the referee intervenes.

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    41' GOAL (Isco)

    Isco tapped in that goal, but it was Karim Benzema who really created it from scratch. He took on three defenders on the touchline, hoodwinked them before passing to Toni Kroos. Kroos's shot is somehow kept out by Oblak but Isco bounces the ball off the ground over the sprawled Oblak.

  • 00:57 (IST)

    35' Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid finally starting to breathe ease in this match after Atletico seem to have eased off. Isco tried a tame shot which trickles into the goalkeeper Oblak's hands. He then shows some flair by skipping past three players but ends up nowhere. 

  • 00:52 (IST)

    35' Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

    Atletico have responded to going up by taking their foot off the pedal. The last few minutes have been an anti-climax of sorts. Casemiro took a shot but that was blocked, he responds by bringing down Griezmann in the middle of the park.The most notable thing to happen in teh last few minutes was Ronaldo getting totalled by Diego Godin. 

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    How good were Atletico Madrid in the starting few minutes? THIS GOOD: 

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    20': Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

    The game is now settling down into a slower tempo after a high-flying first few minutes where two goals were scored. 

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    Well, it's that kind of a night, Rio!

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    16' GOAL! (Antoine Griezmann) 

    Griezmann doubles Atletico's lead with an unconvincing penalty. But still they all count. Atletico one goal behind aggregate now. 

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    15th PENALTY! 

    Fernando Torres is brought down in the box by Varane. 

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    12' GOAL! (Saul) 

    Saul attacks the ball from a corner kick to turn it into the near post. Ronaldo was marking him, but could do nothing. Lopez gets a hand to it, but it goes in. Atletico's comeback firmly on track.

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    Here's Gareth Bale with some words of inspiration from the sidelines. 

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    Unstoppable force, meet unmovable object!

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  • 23:54 (IST)

    It is needless to say that Atletico Madrid need to score four goals to see them in the final of the Champions League but they have to stop Real from settling right from referee's first whistle. Moreover, Simeone's men will have the home advantage but they mustn't bow down following a 3-0 loss in the first leg. Torres has been given the green light ahead of Kevin Gameiro and this is the final chance for Antoine Griezmann to step up his game. Koke-Saul-Gabi combination could possibly outnumber Zidane's side but all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo as he eyes a place in yet another final. 

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    Looks MINT! 

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    Time to deliver! 

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    The Line-ups:

    Atletico XI: Oblak; Gimenez, Godin, Savic, Filipe; Gabi, Saul, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Torres.

    Real Madrid XI: Navas; Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema.

  • 23:19 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of the semi-final of the Uefa Champions League second leg clash between Atletico Madrid and Real as the home side look to turn the result with a miraculous show at the Vicente Calderon. Will they do it? Well, let's wait and watch. Until then, enjoy our coverage! 

Barcelona: Atletico Madrid have built a reputation for gargantuan achievements under coach Diego Simeone and have not given up hope of a remarkable turnaround against Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg.

Last week's chastening 3-0 defeat at the Bernabeu left Atletico needing a repeat of their sensational 4-0 win over their fierce local rivals in La Liga in 2015 to prevent a fourth straight European defeat by Real side who have not lost by more than one goal this campaign.

Real have also scored in each of their last 60 games in all competitions, increasing the likelihood of an away goal which would oblige Atletico to win by four goals to reach the final.

File photo of Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo. AFP

File photo of Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo. AFP

Real thrashed Granada 4-0 on Saturday despite Zinedine Zidane making nine changes from the team that beat Atletico so convincingly, while Simeone only rested one player in his side's 1-0 victory over Eibar.

With Real feeling fresher and their confidence soaring as they remain on track to win the domestic title, all signs point to the 11-times European champions piling more misery on their neighbours who they beat in the 2014 and 2016 finals.

Simeone, however, offered a typically defiant message ahead of the second leg, alluding to his side's remarkable title win in 2014 and their Champions League successes over the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

"On Wednesday we have an extremely difficult game which for some would be impossible, but not for us," Simeone told reporters.

"After the last game I told the players it was very tough, that we're facing the best team in the world that scores in every game but we can do it. I'm convinced we can, if I wasn't I wouldn't say so."

Captain Gabi, meanwhile, is taking inspiration from Barcelona's record-breaking comeback from a four-goal deficit against Paris St Germain this season.

"Of course we can do it, look at Barcelona, and they had an even more difficult result," he said.

"We're convinced we can do it, we're going to fight for it and if not we can at least go out with our heads held high."

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.

Real have won only one of their last eight league games against Atletico but have found the magic formula against their rivals in the Champions League, which winger Lucas Vazquez said was due to their history in the competition.

"Real Madrid have a special connection with Europe and the fans feel the same way. Playing in a Champions League game for Madrid gives you goosebumps," he said.

"Every game against Atletico is difficult because they are a great team but we know how to beat them."


Updated Date: May 11, 2017 08:13 AM

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