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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrate after scoring against Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Champions League encounter

The banners at the Bernabeu last week read "tell me how it feels", along with an image of the Champions League trophy and the words "Milan" and "Lisbon", the cities which hosted the finals where Madrid defeated Atletico in 2014 and 2016.

Atletico have one final La Liga game at the Vicente Calderon before moving to their new home the Wanda Metropolitano for the start of next season, a venue in which Simeone will be hoping for more favourable European nights.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has warned his friend and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain he will not have it easy in the UEFA Champions League final on 3 June.

Navas had two make two hard consecutive saves in the 66th on a shot by Yannick Carrasco and a header by Kevin Gameiro, and Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offside in the 69th.

"After 25 minutes it all changed. Then in the second half we were much better".

Speaking to ESPN after the game, the 47-year-old referred to last season's final defeat to Real, before sharing his positive thoughts moving forward.

"We overcame some very competitive sides en route to the final, the likes of Bayern, the game in Naples, which also was a tough one, and Atletico", said Ramos, whose side are also in pole position to win the Spanish title. Football is not only goal, he scores goals but also has these things.

Real coach Zinedine Zidane agreed with Ronaldo, praising his team's "patience and calm" as they rode out an early scare from their neighbours.

"They got a goal from a corner when we were not watching, then a penalty. So we can all be happy, although we have not won anything yet".

Karim Benzema showed great bits of skill to skip the attention of three Atletico defenders before setting up Toni Kroos, whose shot was stopped by Jan Oblak, only for Isco to bundle the ball in from close range. "Tomorrow we have to reflect on how huge an achievement this is after spending 11 years without playing the final".

The duo played alongside each other at Sevilla before becoming rivals when Alves moved to Real's great adversaries Barcelona.

However, the Spain global claims his stoppage-time goal against Chelsea in the semi-final of 2009 is his greatest moment in the competition.

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