Thu May 11, 2017 10:42AM
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Real Madrid have reached the final of the UEFA Champions League and with a 4-2 aggregate victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid, despite losing their semifinal second leg game 2-1. 

Los Blancos, who entered the Wednesday encounter with a 3-nil first leg victory, conceded an early goal at the Vicente Calderon when Saul Niguez thumped in a header after just 12 minutes. 

Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann (2L) shoots to score his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, on May 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Atletico threatened to produce another memorable comeback in this season's tournament when they won a penalty about 4 minutes later. Antoine Griezmann stepped up and fired the ball into the back of the net to make it 2-nil and give his side the boost they needed. 

But, a moment of brilliance from Karim Benzema unlocked Atletico’s defense and allowed Isco to notch a crucial away goal just before the break which killed off all hopes for the home fans and sealed the 4-2 aggregate win for Real. The final is located in Cardiff on June the 3rd with Los Blancos taking on Italian giants Juventus for the top European Club Title.