A final against Atletico always special: Real Madrid’s Ronaldo

Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that “a final against Atletico is always special” after the Spanish football giants beat Manchester City 1-0 in the second leg of UEFA Champions League semi-final.

After a goalless outing in the first leg in Manchester, Real Madrid beat City 1-0 here on Wednesday. Now, the 10-time European champions are set to play Atletico Madrid in UCL final on 28 May at the San Siro stadium in Milan.

“It was a tough game, but I think we played better than City, we created more chances and were more intense. After our goal, we knew that City would press, but we controlled the game well,” Efe quoted Ronaldo as saying British broadcaster BT Sport on Wednesday.

“The team was very good. It’s the game that we had to kill off,” added the Portuguese attacker “One-nil is a close but sufficient result. We are in the final.”

Commenting about his injury, he said: “I was at a hundred percent. Obviously not at a fitness level, because I’ve been out for a while. But I did a good job for the team and we are in the final.”

He commented that the French head coach Zinedine Zidane “is doing a great job”.

Ronaldo stressed he was “very happy” to be in the final of the Champions League.

–IANS

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