Real Madrid will try to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League for the third time in the past four years while Atletico Madrid hope to overcome a three-goal deficit against their local rivals in the second leg of the semifinals on Wednesday. Real Madrid already know that, as Zidane said in press conference, so the best idea is trying to attack and score some goals.
Real are willing to pay Hernandez's buyout clause, unilaterally breaking a pact they had with Atletico that the two clubs would not poach each other's players.
It looks this this may be the end for Atletico Madrid.
"There's a perception that all of us (at Real Madrid) were born in Beverly Hills", Ramos said, insisting that Los Blancos have values too and are capable of hard work.
Real Madrid have scored at least two goals in each of their 11 Champions League games this season.
The theoretical "pact" between Real and Atletico stopped Real from taking players from their city rivals.
"I emphasise the personality of the team after 20 minutes with a very high pressure and we have obtained what we were looking for".
"We're going to play with all our weapons against a very risky side but we're convinced we can do it", said midfielder Gabi.
The debate has gone beyond the teams' performances on the field, turning into a discussion about the moral values of the rich Madrid and the hard-working Atletico.
Kwadwo Asamoah an unused substitute in Juventus 2-0 win over Monaco
The Italian was at his best as Juve beat Monaco 2-0 to take full control of their semi-final with the French league leaders. It looks like being a Real Madrid vs Juventus final in the Champions League this year.
The goals left Atletico only one away from sending the match into extra time, but Diego Simeone's team was not able to keep pressuring as it did in the first minutes of the game.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.
Even by their standards, Real are on the verge of completing the most glorious season in the club's decorated history.
However, the size of Atletico's task is illustrated by the fact that Real have scored in all their last 60 games stretching back over a year.
That has to be one of the most entertaining first-halves we've seen in years.
This is the last ever game at the Vicente Calderon, and it is nearly certainly the last Champions League semi-final that Antoine Griezmann, Diego Simeone and other Atletico players will play in before the team is broken up in the summer.
The fans pushed the hosts on from the start and after 12 minutes Saul Niguez headed home.
Gareth Bale remains sidelined with a calf injury. Meanwhile, Juanfran should be returning tonight at right-back for Atletico.