The finalists of this year’s Champions League have been decided, and it will be an all Spanish affair with Real Madrid taking on Atletico Madrid. Both of the teams from Madrid have shown consistently that they are on the very top teams in the world. Real it comes as no surprise considering their vast financial wealth and prestigious history. Atletico however, are there larger down to their manager who has guided them from a good team into world beaters.
The final is due to take place in Milan on the 28th of May. The two teams faced each other two years ago in the final with Real coming out on top in that affair. They will be looking for revenge when they meet them again.
It was an ex-Premier League player that inflicted the damage for Real Madrid against Manchester City in the semifinal. Gareth Bale lived up to his price tag by getting the winning goal through his deflected cross going in off Blues player Fernando. The ball cruelly looped over stranded keeper Joe Hart and was enough to set up the all-Spanish final.
Most experts that were making Champions League semi-final predictions for Atletico Vs. Bayern had the German club as the favorites. It is nothing new for Atletico to be known as the underdogs as they are classed as the third best team in Spain. They managed to overcome the odds yet again on away goals. Atletico is on form, and if they can carry it forward to the final, it is going to be tough for Real to find a way past them.
Champions League final predictions
In most experts Champions League picks they will have Real Madrid as the favorites. They have the two worlds most expensive footballers and are the world’s richest along with most successful in the competition’s history. Atletico is not a team built around individuals, and it is the incredible spirit between the manager along with players that have got them to where they are today.
Even though both teams are from the same city, their styles could not be any more different. Real rely on Ronaldo and Bale to inflict the damage and play with flair. They are open at the back which has cost them lots of points in the league. Atletico is compact and extremely well-drilled. They defend as a unit from the front and are extremely aggressive. They are on of the hardest teams in the world to break down and will be looking to hit Real on the counter attack.
The danger man for Aleti is Antoine Griezmann, and he will be a constant threat in the final. In my Champions League final predictions I have him scoring the only goal of the game. I think that once they get a single goal advantage, they will be too tough for Real to breakdown and score. It could even end up been more as they will be open to the counter attack trying to chase the game.
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