Real Madrid defeat Manchester City as they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Final


Real Madrid defeat Manchester City as they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Final

Real Madrid thwarted Manchester City's efforts to reach the final of the Champions League for the very first time in their history as they defeated the hapless outfit 1-0 at Santiago Bernabeu after Gareth Bale's cross was deflected past his own goal by the Brazilian Fernando.

The 10-time-winner will now face city rivals Atletico Madrid, who they beat 4-1 in Lisbon two years ago, in the final of the competition in Milan on May 28.

The game was insipid, to say the least, as the away team had 0 shots on target compared to Zidane's men 5. However, the three-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo had a beaming face as his side reached the final twice in the last three years.

He said, 'We are happy because we are in the final and it is special. One-nil is a short result but we were the better side. I have not competed for 15 days, but people forget I recover quickly. I’m tired but really happy.'

Manchester City, who will see a change in manager in the coming season, will next face Arsenal on Sunday in a bid to keep their top 4 hope alive.

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