Real Madrid will be gunning for their 11th European title when they take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final © Getty Images
Real Madrid will be gunning for their 11th European title when they take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final © Getty Images

Real Madrid edged past Manchester City in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League 2015-16 by 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu to set up a date with Atletico Madrid in the final, scheduled to be played at Milan on May 28. Courtesy of this win, Real Madrid also secured a 1-0 aggregate win over Manchester City, after the first leg at the Etihad stadium ended in a 0-0 stalemate. It was City mid-fielder Fernando’s own goal that separated the two sides in the two ties. Gareth Bale hit the ball powerfully, but the deflection from Fernando was what took the ball away from City goalkeeper Joe Hart. READ: Atletico Madrid overcome Bayern Munich to reach UEFA Champions League 2015-16 final

City were however delat with a blow early in the first half as their skipper Vincent Kompany had to come off due to an injury. They conceded the goal just a few minutes after Kompany left the field. Real Madrid and Atletico met in the Champions League final in 2014 as well. Real won the match by a margin of 4-1 and the final at Milan will be a good chance for Atletico to avenge their defeat.

Real Madrid will be chasing their 11th European title when they plat Atletico on May 28. They are the most successful club in European competition with 10 titles to their name already. However, it was the first time Manchester City made it to the semi-final of the competition and under their new manager next season will be hoping to go one step further and perhaps win the trophy for the very first time in their history.

Both Real and Atletico have been excellent when it comes to defending. Atletico however have been the most successful team in Europe this season, conceding the least amount of goals. This could be Diego Smieone’s last season in charge of Atletico as well and he will surely want to help Atletico win the trohy that has eluded them all these years. But he may however not be present at the touchline to spur his team on as he could receive a ban, after he hit the fourth referee during the semi-final clash against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Full Time Score (2nd leg): Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City 0

Aggregate Score: Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City

Real Madrid advance to the final and will take on Atletico Madrid in the final at San Siro, Milan on May 28.