NEWS | 22/05/2018Real Madrid will play in yet another Champions League final after eliminating PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
But the road to winning the Champions League is never easy. To be the best, you have to beat the best, and Real Madrid have had one of the toughest runs the competition could present. In the last-16, quarter-finals and semi-finals they have gone head-to-head with the champions of France, Italy and Germany, respectively. In addition to that, they had to face Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and APOEL in the group stages.
The quarter-finals saw the Whites take on Juventus again, after last year's final in Cardiff, this time it was over two legs. It looked like the tie was sewn up after a 0-3 away win, but in the Bernabéu the Whites had to suffer in order to get to the semi-finals. Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo were standout performers, as the Portuguese beat Buffon with a perfect overhead kick scoring the best goal of this Champions League campaign.
The final clash before heading to Kiev was a true classic. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich faced off in another dizzying European night for a place in the final. The Whites won at the Allianz for the third consecutive time. Again, it was Marcelo, with a sublime strike, and Asensio capping off some fine counter-attacking play to give Zidane's side the advantage. In the return leg, the Santiago Bernabéu was treated to yet another magic night. Benzema was on top form and Keylor Navas proved his mettle between the sticks to see out a draw that paved the way for Real Madrid to head to the Kiev final. Here's to la Decimotercera.