Benzema, the Real deal

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"This Bayern team are going to be full of regret because, over both legs, they were dominant throughout, created many, many chances and looked the far better team". "He has got two and he has given us the chance to go through".

Widely circulated pictures showed Ulreich on his own on the Bernabeu turf after the final whistle, clearly distraught, and he has now issued a public apology to Bayern's supporters. But his habit of delivering when it matters most is not down to luck, just as Real scrapping to another European final is not undeserved. Isco has put up a classic performance for Real Madrid this season in Champions League but he is largely distracted by transfer interest from Manchester City and Zidane knows so well that he is distracted by such speculations. "I'm sorry. for my team and for you fans".

Meanwhile, the Whites' right back Spaniard Dani Carvajal missed the training session as he recovered from the hamstring injury he sustained in the first leg match against Bayern. The Brazilian defender blocked a shot from Joshua Kimmich in the penalty area at the end of the first half with the score at 1-1but Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir gave a corner.

Joshua Kimmich scored for Bayern in the third minute to set the stage for another comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu, like the one Juventus almost pulled off in the quarterfinals before Ronaldo converted an injury-time penalty.

The German team made the score 2-2 through James Rodriguez, but they failed to add another goal in the remaining minutes, putting an end to their run in the competition.

"If I say it didn't hit me, I'd be lying, but football is like that".

Ulreich made a freaky mistake in the second half, as he attempted to collect Corentin Tolisso's back pass, only to seemingly realise that he was unable to use his hands. The Bayern goalkeeper would have reached the ball ahead of Benzema but he realised that he wasn't allowed to pick it up.

"Words can't describe how disappointed I am for being knocked out", he wrote on Instagram.

"We are only in the final", Zidane said.