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UCL: Zidane happy to reach another final

Champions League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 11/05/2017

 Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane has said that he is very happy to have his team qualify for the final again after getting past their fierce city rivals over two legs.

Zidane was full of praises for all his players especially for Kari, Benzema who provided a moment of brilliance which led to the crucial away goal that swayed the game in Real Madrid's favour.

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Benzema inexplicably got pastthree Atleti players near the left-hand corner flag, before keeping the ball in play and teeing up Isco for the goal that ultimately ended Atleti’s hopes of a comeback in the Champions League semi-finals.

“We’re very happy to reach another final, it’s to everyone’s credit, especially the players,” the Coach told BeIN Sports after the game.

“It’s deserved, no more than that. Now we’re in the final, we’re going to have time to prepare it, but we’re happy for what we’ve done.

“We had difficulties at the start of the game, for the first 20 or 25 minutes, but we didn’t have to worry because we were going to have chances.

“In the second half we played better, with Isco and Karim between the lines.

“Benzema? I don’t know how Benzema got out of there [referring to his role in Isco’s goal].

“Football’s not only about scoring. I’m happy with his performance.

“He lacked a goal and had chances, but we can be happy with everyone’s performance.

“Distribution of minutes? I don’t know if [the players] are happy, certainly the players that play less would like to play more.

“I understand that, but in the end it’s the job of the Coach and I have to pick [the team].

“Everyone’s important in my head, they’re world class players. They can all be starters, even those that don’t play.

“They’re plugged in and believe in what we’re doing.”

It is yet to be seen if Real Madrid will deliver against Juventus later this month