Cristiano Ronaldo Hails Real Madrid’s Pivotal Champions League Experience

Cristiano Ronaldo accentuated that Real Madrid have a greater experience of European football and it was the main difference between the two sides as they outplayed Atletico Madrid to advance into the finals of the Champions League.

Ronaldo had scored a hat-trick in the first-leg clash to put Real Madrid in the driving seat and Isco’s away goal proved to be crucial in the second-leg clash as Atletico Madrid fought hard for a comeback through early goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann on Wednesday.

And Ronaldo accentuated that Isco’s goal in the second leg clash played a crucial role in the tie.

Ronaldo said: “We knew that with a goal we would kill them, we had more experience and we showed it.”

The Portugal captain have displayed incredible form in the European competition this season and has been involved in more goals than any other player – with 10 goals and six assists to his name, he has guided Real Madrid into the third final in four years.

Real Madrid are now on the brink of becoming the first club to retain the trophy in the modern era but only if they can outplay Serie A giants Juventus in the final clash.

Ronaldo added: “Everything can happen, but I see the team well, we are strong,” he added. “The players are very good, both those who play more and less often.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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