Isco’s goal just before half time made Zinedine Zidane’s heart start beating normally again, after having seen Atletico Madrid take a 2-0 lead in just 16 minutes.
Real Madrid are in the Champions League final, they will be facing Juventus, the team today’s Madrid coach spent five years at, before moving to the Bernabeu in 2001.
I became a man and a better player at Juve. It’s a great club. Facing them in the final will be special, because I still have Juventus in my heart
the French coach told Mediaset Premium after the return leg of their semifinal against Atletico.
It’ll be a wonderful final, we’ve had a similar path and both teams deserve to be there
Zidane added. As for who’s the favorite to win, he seemed… determined to ‘save’ his team from that title, which usually brings extra pressure, and hardly anything positive.
Real Madrid are absolutely not the favourites. It’s very difficult to score against this Juve side. The defence isn’t their only strength, either. They have great players in attack too
the Real Madrid coach said. This will be the third Champions League final for the ‘Blancos’ in four years, and a huge opportunity to become the first team to retain the title in the competition’s modern time, after the early nineties.