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.