Sergio Ramos believes that when Cristiano Ronaldo is in form, Real Madrid are one of the most feared sides in world football. We're very motivated and we want to get to the final of the Champions League.
"The domination the team showed yesterday on the pitch shows how fresh our players are, we are very motivated and we want to go to the Champions League final".
Diego Simeone reacted by bringing Nico Gaitan and Fernnado Torres on for Gameiro and Saul, while Zidane replaced Isco. "You also need to have a bit of luck as well, because I prepared myself and things have been going well, for me and for the team".
Zidane was asked if it was Real Madrid's best performance since he has been in charge, and said: 'I don't know if it was our best game but it was a very good performance. "We then had width with [Lucas] Vazquez and [Marco] Asensio when they came on", said Zidane.
Afterward, he attempted to remain humble, saying: "The whole team deserves to be congratulated, they were tremendous". I will try to do my best, score goals and work to ensure that Real Madrid win titles.
Carvajal is nearly guaranteed to miss Madrid's second leg match against Atletico, but there's a solid chance he'll make it back for the Champions League final on June 3rd if Madrid can hold on and avoid an upset in the second leg. Hence the Ronaldo is the top scorer in the history of the Champions League, he scored 103 goals in the European games.
The defending European champion wants to make the most of home advantage in Tuesday's first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and avoid the need for a hard comeback at the Vicente Calderon Stadium - where Atletico has an impressive record in European games.
Cristiano Ronaldo was known for his deadly pace and step overs that used to terrorize full-backs.
With 16 minutes left, Ronaldo rifled a free-kick into the net and celebrated the goal but it was clearly deflected by Portugal and Real Madrid team-mate Pepe.
"We won the battle but we haven't won the war". But the majority of the chances were for the home side as both Luka Modric and Benzema went close to doubling their lead before halftime. After the game of Champions League semifinals first leg, the Real Madrid spotted at the second position with the 81 points by 34 games.
"Football is a marvellous game and anything can happen".
"The first half was even and we could have gone in front at the one-versus-one between [Kevin] Gameiro and Keylor [Navas]", he pointed out.