After firing manager Rafael Benitez, Real Madrid have opted to replace him in the hot seat with one of the club's favorite sons: Zinedine Zidane will be taking over what many see as the most high-pressure coaching job in Spanish football.
An enthralling match saw the giants from Madrid triumph over the Italian league champions in Cardiff. Real Madrid becomes the first team to win back-to-back European titles since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990.
Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Atletico Madrid face a seemingly impossible battle to prevent local rivals Real from heading to Cardiff. Atleti can only hope for a memorable European farewell to the Vincente Calderon.
They may not have a 'philosophy' that makes them fashionable but Real Madrid's success means they are the best team of the Champions League era. Their quietly effective coach deserves more credit, says DW's Matt Pearson.
Real Madrid are motivated by the chance to be the first club to win back-to-back titles. Juventus are aiming for their first European treble. No matter who ends up lifting the trophy in Cardiff, history will be made.
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