Atletico Madrid makes it to Champions League final

Atletico Madris
Atletico Madris

For the second time in three seasons, Spanish side Atletico Madrid have made to the Champions League final after edging out Bayern Munich on two legs.

Though they were beaten 2-1 on the night at the Allianz Arena, Atletico booked a place in the final after a 2-2 aggregate victory on away goals.

Goals from Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandoski gave the Germans hope but they failed to secure a vital third goal that would have seen them through to the final. .

Antoine Griezmann was on hand to secures Atletico’s chances for the final.

Thomas Muller and Fernando Torres each missed a penalty for their respective sides but enough had been to see the Spaniards go through on away goals.

The hosts controlled possession early on, while Atletico sat extremely deep, doing all they could to prevent the Germans taking the lead.

Alonso scored in the 31st through a free kick. Thomas Muller had to opportunity to make it two goals up from the penalty spot but was denied by Jan Oblak before Griezmann levelled in the 54th.

Twenty minutes, later Lewandoski put Bayern ahead.

It was however not enough to see Pep Guardiola make it to his first Champions League final with the German side.

Atletico Madrid will now await result between Manchester City and Real Madrid to know their opponent in the final.


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.