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Well Real Madrid fans, what a day to be alive. Into a third-straight Champions League final. Matthew Jones here this morning. Me and the rest of the Sport360 team will be here today to provide you with the latest news, comment and analysis on all things Los Blancos.

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4.20pm – Marcelo owns up to handball whic should have given Bayern penalty

Real Madrid stumbled into the Champions League fina after the 2-2 draw with Bayern, but the Germans should have won a penalty.

Los Blancos left-back Marcelo has owned up to handling in the area, with the Brazilian admitting a penalty should have been awarded.

Watch Marcelo own up to it here.

12.20pm – Zinedine Zidane insists he has always had under fire striker Karim Benzema’s back

Zinedine Zidane insisted he has always had Karim Benzema’s back after the Frenchman scored twice to book Real Madrid a date with destiny in a third-straight Champions League final.

“Karim showed how good player he is. He never gave up and I am happy for him,” said Zidane after the game.

Watch the video here.

9.15am – Managers under the microscope

Real Madrid reached their third straight Champions League final as they drew with Bayern Munich 2-2 on the night and won 4-3 on aggregate.

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real exposed but Bayern Munich fail to take advantage.

Take a look here at how Brendon Netto rated the performance of both Zidane and Jupp Heynckes.

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8.45am – Real Madrid’s player ratings as Keylor Navas gets a 9, but Cristiano Ronaldo only 4

Real Madrid were grateful to goalkeeper Keylor Navas on a nervy night at the Bernabeu as his heroics earned them a place in the Champions League final after a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich.

Here are Andy West’s player ratings for Los Blancos.

8.01am – Is Real Madrid’s name already on the trophy?

Real Madrid bundled their way through to the Champions League final with a nervy 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu, with the reigning champions grateful to goalkeeper Keylor Navas for some outstanding saves to preserve their dreams of winning the trophy three years in a row.

Here are Andy West’s three key talking points from another crazy night at the Bernabeu.

7.32am – Benzema the unlikely hero for Madrid

Gratitude rather than opprobrium cascaded from the stands when Karim Benzema was taken off after 71 decisive minutes.

The fall guy from their domestic malaise had turned into the unlikely golden boy versus Bayern Munich.

Catch up with Matt Monaghan’s analysis of the Frenchman here.

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Video: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he has always had Karim Benzema's back

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Zinedine Zidane insisted he has always had Karim Benzema’s back after the Frenchman scored twice to book Real Madrid a date with destiny in a third-straight Champions League final.

The much-maligned striker got both goals as Los Blancos drew 2-2 with Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu to earn a trip to Kiev for the final later this month.

“Karim showed how good player he is. He never gave up and I am happy for him,” said Zidane after the game.

Watch the video here:

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Real Madrid player ratings as Keylor Navas gets a 9 and Cristiano Ronaldo a 4

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Real Madrid players celebrate Karim Benzema's goal

Real Madrid bundled their way through to the Champions League Final with a nervy 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu, with the reigning champions grateful to goalkeeper Keylor Navas for some outstanding saves to preserve their dreams of winning the trophy three years in a row.

It was a frantic and at times bizarrely open game, with both teams showing an utter disregard for collective structure, and Bayern will feel they should have gone through after wasting several clearcut chances in both legs.

With performances like this it’s difficult to see how Madrid have managed to advance as far as the final, but they have made it now and considering their ability to play badly but still escape unscathed they will be very confident of their chances of being crowned champions again.

Here are the Real Madrid ratings from the Bernabeu.

Navas 9. Made some very important saves, including two astonishing stops from Alaba and Tolisso.

Vazquez 5. Unfamiliar right-back role and struggled to contain the measured attacks of Alaba.

Varane 5. Some nervy touches and never looked comfortable, clearly playing with an injury.

Ramos 7. Failed to cut out the cross for the opening goal but recovered to give a captain’s display.

Marcelo 6. Great cross for Benzema’s first but some very wayward touches and defensively suspect.

Modric 5. Smooth on the ball but struggled defensively, and played too wide for his liking.

Kovacic 4. Surprise midfield selection and couldn’t influence the action either in defence or attack.

Kroos 6. The strongest of Madrid’s midfield, but that’s not saying much.

Asensio 5. A few bright attacking moments down the left but his impact was irregular.

Benzema 7. Scored a crucial header to level, grabbed another later and linked play well.

Ronaldo 4. One dangerous snapshot just before the break but otherwise extremely quiet.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo

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Bale 5. Introduced down the left wing but had little effect.

Casemiro 6. Helped steady Madrid’s midfield after coming on for Kovacic.

Nacho. Came on for the last five minutes to shore up the defence.

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