Real Madrid to Face Athletico Madrid in UCL Final

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Real Madrid beat a faltering Manchester City team by a lone goal to set up a rematch of the 2014 UCL Final, at the San Siro come 28th May. Athletico Madrid had earlier on triumphed over Bayern Munich on away goals to book the first of the two tickets to Milan. The last time both teams met in the UCL Final, Real won 4-1.

It was City midfielder Fernando’s own goal that separated the two sides in the two ties. Gareth Bale hit the ball powerfully, but the deflection from Fernando was what took the ball away from City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

The tie is expected to be highly entertaining as the two local rival teams have a lot more than just the trophy to play for. Atletico Madrid however have been the most successful team in Europe this season, conceding the least amount of goals. This could be Diego Smieone’s last season in charge of Atletico Madrid as well and he will surely want to help Atletico Madrid win the trophy. But he may however not be present at the touchline to spur his team on as he could receive a ban, after he hit the fourth referee during the semi-final clash against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

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The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, the 61st season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organized by UEFA, and the 24th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It will be played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy, on 28 May 2016.

A total of 124 matches were played in this year’s UCL competition featuring a total of 78 teams. 345 goals were scored, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring 16 of those to make the competition’s leading scorer followed by Bayern’s Lewandowski with 9 goals.
The winners of the competition’s last match will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League in the 2016 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the semi-finals of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup as the UEFA representative. This final will be the sixth tournament final to feature two teams from the same association, the third all-Spanish final and the second between teams from the same city, fielding exactly the two teams that faced each other in the 2014 final.

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Stadio Giuseppe Meazza aka the San Siro, Milan, Venue for the 2016 UCL Final

 



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