Real Madrid reach Champions League final despite defeat by Atlético

As expected it will be Real Madrid who travel to Cardiff to play Juventus in yet another Champions League final, their third in four years. An entertaining and occasionally wild 2-1 defeat by Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón sealed a 4-2 victory over two legs, although Diego Simeone’s men will again wonder what might have been had they played with the same fearlessness at the Bernabéu.

At the final whistle, as the stadium was drenched in violent spring thunderstorms and Simeone appeared to beat his chest and roar at the crowd, it was hard not to feel the sense of a wider ending, too. There is no real indication that Simeone will leave Atlético. But there was still a feeling of something shifting here, of a farewell to all that for a glorious mini era that has been defined by these wild European nights at the Calderón and a series of glorious misses at the sharp end of this competition.

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Source: Football News
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