Zidane reveals only condition he can continue as Real Madrid manager

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

By then Atletico were 2-0 ahead after Saul Niguez headed the home side ahead from a Koke corner in the 11th minute before Antoine Griezmann doubled Atleticos lead six minutes later after Rafael Varene had fouled Fernando Torres in the Real Madrid penalty area.

That was until Karim Benzema somehow evaded three Rojiblanco defenders before Isco grabbed what was a crucial away goal. At the start we let in goals that we didn't want but we knew that it was going to be hard.

Another important player was Isco Alarcón, apart from the goal: "He's been very important in our formation today, at the end of the first half we were more accurate".

Ramos and Higuain were team-mates at the Bernabeu for six seasons, during which time they helped Real win three LaLiga titles, but they will be on opposing sides at the Millennium Stadium and the Spain global has assured no quarter will be given.

However, this Madrid side generally has produced when it has really mattered this season, and the hosts will fancy their chances against a Sevilla side that seems to be running out of steam.

"We're happy to be making the final, it's a very long path, not easy at all", Zidane said.

"The squad should get the credit because it is they who are playing, running, fighting on the field".

Gareth Bale, Dani Carvajal and Pepe will definitely miss out against Sevilla due to injury.

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"We're in this position because of how we've worked all season but we want to keep working and think about what we have left to do".

That sealed the deal for Real Madrid who did not let Atletico take advantage in the game again.

'We're convinced we can do it, we're going to fight for it and if not we can at least go out with our heads held high'.

"When we said that we believed we could come back some thought it was just words".

The stunning goal checked Atletico's momentum and left them needing three more goals to reach a third Champions League final in four seasons. "The atmosphere was one of those magical moments in the Calderon that will live in people's memories forever".

Atletico face another big summer as on top of moving stadium, they will have to resist huge offers for the likes of Griezmann and Simeone.

Atletico kept their hopes alive on Wednesday by scoring two early goals to ignite the crowd at the packed Calderon. "If we don't give everything then we won't win our games". It was an nearly flawless first half, then an extraordinary move from [Karim] Benzema caused us problems.

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