Real Madrid booked a place in the Champions League final for a second successive year after overcoming Atletico Madrid 4-2 on aggregate following Wednesday night’s second leg.
It wasn’t all one-way traffic though, as the defending champions had to fight for the right after two early goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann had given Atleti real hope if a comeback.
The final on June 3 in Cardiff will see Real coach Zinedine Zidane come up against his old team Juventus in what is sure to be a closely fought battle.
It will be Los Blancos’ 15th European championship final and they will be seeking a 12th win.
Pretty impressive stats, no? Of course, the Internet went into overdrive celebrating the achievements of Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, and co.
We look at some of the best tweets and reaction.
¡Nos vamos a Cardiff!
We're going to Cardiff!
— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) May 10, 2017
Zinedine Zidane's 2 years as @RealMadrid manager:
2015/16: UCL final ?
2016/17: UCL final ?
Unbelievable achievement ?? pic.twitter.com/2KrfIXuPGt
— SPORF (@Sporf) May 10, 2017
Teams to eliminate Atletico from the Champions League:
2016/17—Real Madrid pic.twitter.com/6tCsxm3ZKv
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 10, 2017
— SB (@Realmadridplace) May 10, 2017
Real Madrid are going to play their first back-to-back European final in 57 years. The last time they did so, they beat Frankfurt 7-3. pic.twitter.com/P4IWTMOvlF
— ZIZOU (@RMadridCastilla) May 11, 2017
Zinedine Zidane has led Real Madrid to two #UCL finals in his first 17 months as a manager.
— Football Talks ⚽ (@TheRealAL95) May 10, 2017
Real Madrid – not lost a final in the CL era (won all previous 5)
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) May 10, 2017
We’re looking forward to June 3. Are you?