Real Madrid see off Bayern to reach third straight Champions League final

Gareth Bale

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Real Madrid is aiming to win it for the third time in a row in the current format when the face Liverpool who is also targeting the title for the six time.

Bayern went within a goal of eliminating the European champions when former Madrid player James Rodriguez scored in the 63rd, and it pressured the hosts until the end, but it was not enough to avoid a third straight elimination against the Spanish club.

"You look at this Madrid team and they have major problems behind the full-backs".

Zinedine Zidane's side are no stranger to European finals, with Zinedine Zidane reaching the final in each of the last three seasons.

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But with Cristiano Ronaldo held scoreless for the second time in as many games, Madrid needed a blunder from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to gift them their second - and crucial - goal on the night. He always does his job and never gives up.

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes was not asked about the incident in the post-game news conference and nor was Zidane, though Bayern's injured defender Jerome Boateng expressed his disbelief at the decision on social media.

"We know things are going to be hard, Madrid are used to very important games but so are we. Then we gifted a goal and in the end you can not let that happen twice in a semi-final like this", said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller. Many times, refs have ruled against us, and now, I can't come here and talk about his performance again, because when they rule against us I don't talk about it, you know.

Meanwhile, the Whites' right back Spaniard Dani Carvajal missed the training session as he recovered from the hamstring injury he sustained in the first leg match against Bayern.

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Bayern ended up with a 2-2 draw, but Madrid progressed to its third consecutive final with a 4-3 aggregate win following a 2-1 victory in Munich last week. "But we will be really on fire, you can imagine".

Benzema's two goals were also credit to Zidane, who had picked the striker despite a poor run of form that had included only one goal in 12 games.

'I can say at this second we do have a whole lot of respect for Madrid, they're probably the greatest groups on the planet, however we're Liverpool - we're robust and we are able to beat any workforce on the planet.

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