Isco´s Champions League strike makes history for Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid will look to attack Atletico in the Champions League

Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid will look to attack Atletico in the Champions League

Atletico roared into a two-goal lead in the semi-final second leg with a Saul Niguez header and Antoine Griezmann's penalty, but Isco notched in the 42nd minute for Real who saw out the game calmly to lose 2-1 on the night and ease into the final. Many are already calling this tie effectively over - but it won't actually be over until the final whistle blows, and Diego Simeone is going to do everything he can to make sure his team has a chance to make the final.

This time the French worldwide found the net, albeit with a bit of fortune as Navas got a hand to his mishit spot-kick but couldn't keep it out. Until Isco struck, there was full belief that Atletico could find another in the remaining 74 minutes.

The French striker was surrounded by three Atletico defenders at the byline, but somehow found a way past all of them with a pair of quick touches.

Oblak made another brilliant stop to deny the German, but Isco followed up from close range to bundle the ball home.

The goal all but ended Atletico's hopes of advancing, and the second half was played at a much calmer pace, with few significant scoring opportunities for both teams. That is likely the goal that ends Atleti's comeback, and that bit of skill is why.

Before the game, Atletico fans had displayed huge banners that read, "proud not to be like you", a response to Madrid's message before the first leg. The Uruguayan will be in charge of the Atletico Madrid backline. "We will try to do something impossible, but we are Atletico Madrid and we just might be able to do it".

Atletico's final European game at the Vicente Calderon before they move stadiums will be remembered for the fantastic atmosphere the supporters created as they tried to help their team overcome their arch-rivals.

The prospect of a Champions League Final could see a normally ruthless Real Madrid slip up and allow us to sneak the title, possibly on goal difference.

Juventus' progress was good news for followers of our Champions League outright tips after we backed them at 12/1 each-way to go all the way at the beginning of the group stages. Atletico has won 29 of its last 35 European games at home, with only two losses. "They kept hope, showing we weren't talking for the sake of talking but because we believed".

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