Zidane: Madrid had to win immediately
Zinedine Zidane recalled the situation when he became Real Madrid Coach, spoken of what Los Blancos mean to him and previewed the Champions League.
Bale: Madrid superior to Atletico
Gareth Bale doesn’t see a positon in which Atletico Madrid are stronger than Real Madrid. ‘We’re better in every position…’
‘Atletico much stronger than 2014’
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo believes the team is in better shape for this year’s Champions League Final than the one two years ago.
‘Modric played a perfect ball…’
Sergio Ramos has recalled his goal against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League Final that set Real Madrid on the way to La Decima.
Alves ‘can’t guarantee Barca stay’
Dani Alves says he can’t promise he’ll stay at Barcelona and wants Atletico Madrid to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League Final.
Ronaldo: Madrid are better than Atleti
Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid are superior to Champions League Final opponents Atletico Madrid but ‘have to prove it on the pitch.’
Ronaldo: I’ll be fine tomorrow…
Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledged taking a blow in Real Madrid training but insists it won’t be enough to keep him out of the Champions League Final.
Zidane: Simeone one of the best
Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane praised Atletico Madrid counterpart Diego Simeone as ‘one of the greatest’ ahead of the Champions League Final.
Pepe: Final my biggest game
Pepe believes the Champions League Final is the biggest game of his career but denies losing would be a failure for Real Madrid.
Zidane reveals Madrid’s ‘biggest strength’
Zinedine Zidane has revealed that “the group” is Real Madrid’s “biggest strength” as opposed to the attacking firepower of ‘BBC’.
Varane ruled out of CL final
Raphael Varane will miss the Champions League final after Real Madrid confirmed the defender suffered a hamstring injury.
‘Atleti must treat final like it’s last’
Koke has urged his Atletico Madrid teammates to treat their Champions League final against Real Madrid “as if it were our last”.
Ramos: Ronaldo guarantees 50 goals
Sergio Ramos admits Cristiano Ronaldo is “a luxury” for Real Madrid as “he guarantees at least 50 goals a season”.
Ramos: Madrid deserve final berth
Sergio Ramos has insisted that Real Madrid “deserve” to be in the Champions League final, despite a “bumpy road” to Milan.
‘Barca & Bayern wins won’t beat Madrid’
Antoine Griezmann insists Atletico Madrid cannot claim to have won the Champions League “just because we beat Bayern or Barca”.
‘No final if Madrid play as a team’
Arrigo Sacchi claims “there won’t be a Champions League final if Real Madrid play as a team” against Atletico Madrid.
‘Griezmann among world’s top three’
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has hailed Antoine Griezmann as “one of the three best players in the world” ahead of the Champions League final.
Simeone: Madrid will wait for us
Diego Simeone claims Real Madrid will “wait for us” in the Champions League final as Atletico “will press as high as we can and play with the ball”.
Liga chief reiterates Madrid support
La Liga chief Javier Tebas has reiterated his support for Real Madrid ahead of the Champions League final, but “football owes a debt to Atletico”.
Saul: Atleti extension a dream
Saul Niguez says “it’s a dream” to extend his contract with Atletico Madrid until 2021 and is ready for the Champions League final.
Oblak: Reaching final not enough
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak insists “it’s not enough” to play in the Champions League final as “it must be won”.
Arbeloa a CL final doubt
Alvaro Arbeloa may not be fit for the Champions League Final after the Real Madrid defender suffered a knee injury.
Torres: Atleti can write history
Fernando Torres hopes Atletico Madrid ‘write a page not yet written’ in the club’s history by winning the Champions League.
‘The best answer to Pique…’
Nacho believes Real Madrid’s best reply to Barcelona’s Gerard Pique would be to win the Champions League.
Buffon: CL justice for Atleti
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes Atletico Madrid deserve a Champions League success after heartbreak in their two previous finals.
Griezmann: Atleti have to be perfect
Antoine Griezmann believes Atletico Madrid have to play a ‘perfect’ game if they’re to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League Final.
Neymar: CL failure hurts
Neymar has admitted that Barcelona’s failure to defend the Champions League “hurts” his teammates but is confident of a response next season.
Ronaldo rubbishes injury talk
Cristiano Ronaldo has rubbished claims that he was substituted midway through Real Madrid’s 2-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday with an injury.
‘Finals make a mess of Spain plans’
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has confessed that Spanish clubs’ involvement in European finals make his initial Euro 2016 plans “a mess”.
Casillas wants Lisbon repeat
Iker Casillas says he is looking for a similar result in this season’s Champions League final to the one in Lisbon in 2014.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BLOGS
Two minutes from glory
2015-16 Coach of the Season: Diego Simeone
2015-16 Player of the Season: Luis Suarez
2015-16 Season Review: Real Madrid
2015-16 Season Review: Barcelona
Madrid set for season-defining night
Will Atletico march on?
Atleti ready for Bayern test
Stick with Zidane
Barca’s untimely collapse
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