Juventus, Real Madrid deserve Champions League final spots, admits Iniesta

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"It's clear that we need to keep improving".

Relive the top moments from Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.

Despite another setback in the last European game to be staged at the Vicente Calderon, the Atletico boss had nothing but praise for his players.

The goal raised hopes of a sensational comeback and they were further realised four minutes later when Atletico reduced their aggregate deficit to a single goal. Real are now chasing a first league and European Cup double since 1958 and could become the first team to defend the Europe's biggest prize in the Champions League era, which began with the change in format in 1992.

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said that Bezema could decide games on his own when on form. We learn and we grow.

A smiling Simeone looked ahead to an "encouraging" future. It took them barely ten minutes to open the scoring line, in a fantastic atmosphere created by fans and encouraged by Diego Simeone.

"The first thing would be to clone some of our players", he said.

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"He's a great friend and we have a great relationship from when he was here", Ramos told beIN Sports.

"Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus". He helped turn Atletico into a contender after he arrived in 2012 by instilling a team-first attitude and establishing a fierce defensive scheme based on high intensity. "We are all happy, but we have not won anything".

"The players rely on him and winning the Champions League after five months gives you extra energy and he took advantage of it". It broke through in Spain in 2014 when it won its first league title in nearly two decades.

Atletico's players also re-emerged from the Calderon tunnel to salute their fans after the game ended.

Griezmann missed a penalty against Real in last year's Champions League final, as well as two more spot-kicks in La Liga this season, but his Paneka-style chip sneaked past the diving Navas.

Regardless of the loss, Atletico manager Diego Simeone was justifiably proud of his side given their defiant performance, and former Champions League victor Ferdinand admitted that their display - along wioth Real's emphatic first-leg victory - showed just how far ahead of the Premier League's best that Spain's elite were.

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