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Premier League teams are way off winning Champions League - Ferdinand

12 Mai 2017

Zidane, who played for The Old Lady between 1996 and 2001, told reporters what it meant to him.

"I think Jose Mourinho is still searching for his first XI, he's still not sure of a few players".

Rio Ferdinand sees a "huge" summer ahead for Manchester United, with the Premier League's top sides still "way off" Real Madrid's standard. Previously free-scoring Monaco were then held at arm's length in the semi-finals.

"I can't do anything about it now", added Zidane.

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Real won 3-0 in the first leg thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.

Atlético made a very strong start, putting us under pressure and winning the second balls. "I rate the final as 50-50".

Atletico found themselves 2-0 up after just 16 minutes through goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann, igniting hopes of an unlikely progression having lost the first leg 3-0.

"We knew they would start very strongly", said Ronaldo.

Real Madrid will lose the Champions League final to Juventus due to a lack of substance in their defence, according to former Italy and AC Milan manager Arrigo Sacchi.

And after securing passage to the showpiece in Cardiff, Wales, Benzema explained the vast piece of trickery, "I tried and it happened, that re-launched the team, It is a deep ball", he told Canal+. "The atmosphere was one of those magical moments in the Calderon that will live in people's memories forever".

Zidane, who could become the first head coach to guide a team to a successful Champions League defence, believes Madrid fully deserved to progress.

To their credit Real Madrid remained calm and proceeded to dominate possession for the rest of the half, frustrating the home players and taking the sting out of Atleticos attacking thrust.

There was also hope raised that Cardiff-born Gareth Bale would be fit to play a part in the game in his home city in three and a half weeks' time, and could even return from his latest calf injury before La Liga ends on May 21.

He's recovering and there's time for him to be ready for the final.

Premier League teams are way off winning Champions League - Ferdinand