Juventus And Real Madrid Reach Champions League Final

The Champions League Cup Final will be contested between Real Madrid and Juventus this season.

Real fought of Spanish competition in the form of Atletico Madrid over two legs, winning 3-0 at the Bernabeu Stadium in the first. Zinedine Zidane’s side lost 2-1 in the second leg at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday but go through with a 4-2 aggregate scoreline.

In the other semi-final, two first half goals from Mandzukic and Dani Alves gave Juventus a two goals to one victory on the night and a 4-1 one aggregate over Monaco.

Juventus are currently seven points clear of Roma in Serie A and having a great season. They also reached the final of the Coppa-Italia, where they will face Lazio on the 17th of May.

Real Madrid, are second in La Liga, behind Barcelona on goal difference but the Madrid side have a game in hand.

The Spanish side have won Europe’s top event a record eleven times, with opponents Juventus having claimed the trophy twice, although they have been runners-up on six occasions.

Gianluigi Buffon, the Juventus goalkeeper is hoping at the age of 39, he can land a Champions League winners medal for the first time in an illustrious career that has spanned 22 years. The Italian has been a runner up twice previously.

The Europa Cup final will be between Manchester United and Ajax. The English club put Spanish side Celta Vigo out as they held on for a second leg one all draw at Old Trafford.

United had lead by the only goal of the game from the first leg in Spain.

Ajax were almost certain to reach the final following their 4-1 home victory over Lyon. It looked all over in the second leg when Dolberg gave Ajax a vital away goal to make it 5-1 over the two matches.

Lyon though scored three times to set up an exciting finish, even more so when the Dutch team were reduced to ten men in the dying minutes. Ajax held on to reach their first European final since 1994-95.

Manchester United were accustomed to challenging for European trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson but these days success has eluded them.

They last appeared in a final in 2007-08, where they beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

Source : BBC

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