Ancelotti lauds Real Madrid stars after reaching Champions League final

Carlo Ancelotti has praised Real Madrid players for reaching the Champions League final following a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Having secured a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the semi-final game, Real saw off Bayern with a fine team performance and a heroic display from Joselu; the forward scored two late goals for his side to nullify the effort of Davies who earlier opened the scoring.

The Blancos recently won their 36th La Liga title after dispatching Cadiz 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu and Ancelotti has praised his side for also reaching the final of the top European competition.

Ancelotti said: “It’s happened again. Something that has happened time after time, which is inexplicable, has happened again. A set of fans who drive us, a stadium that supports us, a stunning atmosphere and a group of players who believe. It’s magical. We played well, I think it was a tough game but we had control, we didn’t lose our heads when they scored and we got back into it.

“I’d like to the fans, the club and above all, the players, they’ve delivered a season nobody expected, myself included. I didn’t imagine that this squad would be capable of what they’ve achieved. Making the final… we’re going to have a great time with the fans because we’re going to celebrate LaLiga in the coming days, I want a time to celebrate, to go to Cibeles. There’s a happiness which is contagious for the players.

“It’s hard to explain. Impossible to explain. It’s the magic of this club in this competition, at this stadium and with these fans. It’s special. When you pull on this jersey, you feel something special. The fans made the difference tonight, like they have in the past. It almost feels like a habit to do this at this magnificent stadium in front of these magnificent fans. We’re delighted to be able to play at this stadium with our fans.”

Real Madrid will take on Granada in a league game on Sunday.

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