Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado

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And speaking afterwards, Simeone says he knows which players he could use a few more of to get past Real in the future.

It is a stark contrast to their continental cousins, with Real Madrid advancing to the semi-final stage for the seventh consecutive season this year. Select the name you want from the list in the poll to your right, we're also looking for your thoughts and views too so do share some of those with your comments below.

Atletico, which trailed 3-0 after the first leg, scored twice in the first 16 minutes at the Vicente Calderon Stadium to move within a goal of sending the semifinal second-leg into extra time. They got the breakthrough in the 42nd minute, when Karim Benzema somehow wriggled away from three Atleti defenders, before rolling the ball back to Toni Kross at the top of the box.

Meanwhile Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann will look to provide the spark in attack that was missing a week ago.

The two stars built up a good friendship during the six years they spent together at Los Blancos, but that will be put aside when they go head to head in Cardiff, Wales, next month.

The first half of Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final second leg was absolutely outstanding to watch.


It wasn't an easy game, conceding two goals in the first 15 minutes: "We had difficulties at the start of the game, 20-25 minutes, but we shouldn't worry because we were going to create chances. Facing them in the final will be special, because I still have Juventus in my heart", he said.

So, Juventus have only ever beaten Champions League holders, but current holders Real Madrid have never lost a Champions League final.

"They made things hard for us at their place, but the team showed why they've been competing for as many years as they have".

It was the Spanish midfielder who netted Madrid's only goal on the night, but his brilliant work in midfield in the second period helped his side cope with Atletico's pressure. "A lapse in concentration condemned us, and that changed the game", Gimenez said afterwards.

The stunning goal checked Atletico's momentum and left them needing three more goals to reach a third Champions League final in four seasons.

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