Champions League is 'in Real's DNA': Zidane

Champions League is 'in Real's DNA': Zidane

The idea of a player playing against his parent club in a Champions League semi-final is just a bit odd, isn't it?

Real Madrid made it to the Champions League final in Kiev with a 4-3 aggregate win over Bayern Munich as the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday ended 2-2. This time, a goalkeeping blunder.

Real Madrid has become the first finalist of the UEFA Champions League this season.

The Spanish giants booked their place with a 2-all draw against Bayern Munich last night - putting them through 4-3 on aggregate.

Madrid fans and players will say it was a classy gesture but everyone else - including Bayern players were fuming with him.

Is it something about the Champions League?

"I think we have suffered too much, but it is attractive too", Zidane reflected.

Zidane said it was "nicer" to reach the final through "suffering" after riding their luck on a number of occasions. "And when you win, it feels even better, although it's not too good for your heart".

Joshua Kimmich put Bayern 1-0 ahead from close range only three minutes into the duel as defender Sergio Ramos failed to deal with a cross from the Bayern right.

With the score level at 1-1 on the night, Corentin Tolisso played a blind pass back to his goalkeeper just after half-time.

After the match, the Spain worldwide told the media that he was proud of his team and had a special message to those who always have something wrong to say about his club.

9 - Loses his proud record of reaching the Champions League final at every attempt with a cruel defeat in his final game in charge.

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Real Madrid, having won the Champions League/European Cup 12 times, progressed to a third consecutive Champions League final.

'I think they [Liverpool] will [fancy they're chances],' Lampard said.

Ulreich's gaffe handed Real the lead in the first minute of the second half. "We pressed up front and got the second goal".

And no other Bayern player would have kicked the ball out of play with Asensio down.

FW Cristiano Ronaldo, 5 - Barely involved.

But Los Blancos reacted quickly with an equaliser from Karim Benzema.

Benzema hasn't been playing regularly as a starter and was a surprise addition to the lineup by Zidane.

Hummels had the chance to score off a corner late into the game, but it was not to be.

Benzema couldn't have timed his return to form more perfectly. He always does his job and never gives up.

"It was tough to concede that goal so early in the second half", Heynckes said.

Bayern were not killed off and Navas did well to save a powerful shot from David Alaba, which took a wicked deflection. The Colombian, who is on loan at Bayern from Madrid didn't celebrate out of respect.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Marcelo confirmed the contact, saying: "The ball hit my hand".

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