UEFA Champions League
Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
16′ Greizmann (P)
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FT: The result means that Real Madrid will join Juventus in Cardiff for the UEFA Champions League Final, where they will aim to become the first side to defend the title since the change of format. Atlético Madrid bow out of the competition on aggregate, on the night where they were victorious in the final European match and Madrid Derby at the Estadio Vicente Calderón.
FT: Real Madrid deserve the victory over the two-legs. Despite conceding two early goals tonight and allowing Atlético to have a number of chances, they controlled the match and created a number of good chances themselves since levelling the scores and possibly could have found the net if they were hungry enough. First Ronaldo tested Oblak from a freekick before the Portuguese fired the ball wide from a pull-back from Marcelo. Modrić then had a goal disallowed as the linesman deemed Ronaldo to have been active despite not touching the ball from an offside position before Benzema headed a Marcelo cross just wide with a diving-header.
FT: The hosts were brilliant on the night and looked to have a comeback on the cards but Isco’s goal produced a sucker-punch, although the damage was already done in the first-leg. Atlético did produce some good chances in the second-half with Ferreira-Carrasco forcing Navas into a fine before Gameiro spurned a great chance when his follow-up was palmed away by Navas, who made a good instinctive-save. Griezmann then tested Navas from a tight-angle before the Frenchman was denied by the Costa-Rican keeper, who made another fine save, with a minute left to play.
FT: So Real Madrid will join Juventus in the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff after defeating Atlético Madrid on aggregate.
90’+2′ The refere blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+2′ Ferreira-Carrasco fires an effort wide from-range.
90’+1′ The corner is cleared.
90’+1′ Close!! Griezmann fires an effort that Navas palms away before Ramos concedes a corner.
90′ There will be two additional minutes.
89′ Kroos fires an effort that deflects behind for a corner.
89′ Gabi fires an effort from-range that deflects of Godín is saved well by Navas.
88′ Ronaldo receives the ball from Morata before firing an effort over the bar from the edge of the area.
86′ Final Real Madrid change sees Álvaro Morata replace Isco.
84′ Correa is booked for a foul on Ronaldo.
83′ Partey is penalised for a foul on Marcelo.
82′ Ronaldo is caught offside.
80′ Modrić wins a freekick.
77′ The corner is dealt with by the visitors.
76′ Ramos concedes a corner.
76′ Double Real Madrid change sees Benzema and Casemiro replaced by Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez.
75′ Final Atlético Madrid change sees Ángel Correa replace Koke.
75′ Koke fires an effort harmlessly wide from-range.
73′ Chance!! Benzema latches onto a fine Marcelo cross with a diving-header that flies just wide.
72′ Godín is penalised for a foul on Casemiro.
71′ Gameiro wins a freekick after a foul from Casemiro.
70′ The corner comes to nothing as Navas is fouled.
69′ Close!! Griezmann fires an effort from a tight-angle that Navas palms behind.
69′ Disallowed goal!! The corner is pulled back to Modrić, whose miscued volley finds its way into the back of the net despite Ronaldo, who attempted to make contact, failing but the flag goes up for offside and the goal is chalked-off.
68′ Partey concedes a corner.
65′ Chance!! Ferreira-Carrasco gets the better of Danilo and cuts-inside to fire an effort that Navas palms away into the path of Gameiro, whose follow-up header is brilliantly palmed behind with an instinctive-save.
64′ Isco wins a freekick after a foul from Partey.
60′ Gabi is penalised for a foul on Casemiro.
58′ Kroos’ corner is cleared.
57′ Modrić wins a corner.
57′ Chance!! Marcelo pulls the ball back to Ronaldo, whose scuffed-effort flies just wide.
56′ Double Atlético Madrid change sees Torres and Giménez replaced by Kevin Gameiro and Thomas Partey.
54′ Isco drags an effort wide of the target from the edge of the area.
49′ Griezmann curls the freekick over the wall but just wide.
48′ Giménez wins a freekick after a foul from Isco.
46′ Close!! Ronaldo’s freekick is palmed away by Oblak before Marcelo fires the follow-up harmlessly over the bar.
46′ The delivery is cleared before Griezmann is penalised for a foul on Kroos.
45′ Benzema wins a corner.
45′ Atlético Madrid get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Atlético stun Real Madrid and find three goals or will Los Blancos extend their aggregate lead? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Real Madrid will not want to give Atlético any glimmer of hope and will seek to prevent the Rojiblancos from finding the net. Real know that another goal may well put the tie to bed and they will be eager to find another.
HT: Atlético will need to find another three goals in order to go through. They will need to be more clinical in front of-goal but they cannot afford to concede another or else the tie may well be over.
HT: Real Madrid started relatively slower than their Madrid counter-parts but did go close when Casemiro’s header from a Kroos freekick was brilliantly palmed away by Oblak before Isco cut-inside to fire an effort that Oblak saved well. Benzema then did brilliant to get past three players before finding Kroos, whose effort was parried by Oblak into the path of Isco, who followed-up successfully.
HT: The hosts started very well and went close when Koke met a Ferreira-Carrasco cross with a volley that Navas was forced to palm behind for a corner before Torres headed the resulting-corner into the ground and over the bar. Ñíguez then headed home before Griezmann fired home a penalty to reduce the deficit to one goal, after a foul from Varane in the penalty-area.
HT: So Atlético Madrid lead on the night but Real Madrid still lead on the aggregate.
45+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45’+2′ Ronaldo is penalised for a handball.
45′ There will be two additional minutes.
44′ Slight delay in the match as Navas is down with an injury after a clash with Torres.
42′ Goal!! Benzema does brilliant to beat three Atlético players and get to the byline before pulling the ball back to Kroos, whose effort is palmed away into the path of Isco, who dinks the ball home on the follow-up.
40′ The corner is claimed by Oblak.
40′ Benzema wins a corner.
37′ Close!! Isco cuts-inside to fire an effort that Oblak does well to save.
36′ Isco is penalised for a foul on Griezmann while Gabi is booked for dissent.
34′ Ronaldo wins a freekick after a foul from Godín, who receives a yellow card. Ramos is also booked for dissent.
31′ Casemiro is penalised for a foul on Griezmann.
28′ Torres is penalised for a foul on Casemiro.
28′ Koke is penalised for a foul on Modrić.
24′ Ñíguez is penalised for a foul on Isco.
20′ Torres is penalised for a high foot.
19′ The delivery is met by Ramos, who heads the ball over the bar.
18′ The corner is met by Ramos, whose header deflects behind for another corner.
18′ Ferreira-Carrasco concedes a corner.
17′ Kroos’ delivery is cleared before Griezmann is penalised for a foul on Isco.
17′ Giménez concedes a corner.
16′ Goal!! Griezmann fires the penalty home despite Navas getting a palm to the effort.
14′ Penalty!! Varane sends Torres tumbling in the area and the referee points to the spot.
12′ Goal!! The delivery is met by Ñíguez, who heads powerfully home past Navas.
11′ Ferreira-Carrasco fires an effort that deflects over the bar for a corner.
10′ The delivery is claimed by Navas.
10′ Casemiro concedes a corner.
7′ Ñíguez fires an effort wide from-range.
6′ Chance!! Kroos’ delivery is by Casemiro with a header that Oblak does well to palm away.
5′ Isco wins a freekick after a foul from Savić, who receives a yellow card.
5′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Torres, whose header bounces into the ground and over the bar.
4′ Close!! Ferreira-Carrasco sends a teasing delivery that Koke meets on the volley from a tight-angle, that forces Navas into a fine save with the keeper palming the ball behind.
3′ Danilo is booked for a high foot on Luís.
2′ Ronaldo fires a tame effort from-range that Oblak saves with ease.
1′ Griezmann fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.
0′ Ramos wins a freekick after a foul from Torres.
0′ Real Madrid get the game underway.
Atlético Madrid: Jan Oblak (GK), Filipe Luís, Diego Godín, Stefan Savić, José Giménez, Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, Saúl Ñíguez, Gabi, Koke, Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres
Real Madrid C.F.: Keylor Navas (GK), Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphäel Varane, Danilo, Casemiro, Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema