#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL BUILD –UP – ATLETICO MADRID FITTER AND WISER AS THEY PLOT REVENGE FOR LISBON
Two years on from their defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final, Atletico Madrid are back on the same stage against the same rival: wiser and determined not to be haunted by the memories of Lisbon.
Sergio Ramos’ 93rd-minute equalising header in 2014 snatched a maiden European Cup from their grasp, and Atletico were overpowered 4-1 in extra time. The fatigue from a gruelling season had finally caught up with them.
Atletico’s ailing physical state then contrasts with their condition approaching Saturday’s final. Simeone can call on a full squad.
On Soccer Parole today we’ve got Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper Jan Oblak and coach Diego Simeone. And the both have there opinion about the final on Saturday.
Let hear from Jan Oblak.
Coach Diego Simeone his mind on the final.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be “100 percent” in Saturday’s Champions League final as he attempts to fire Real Madrid to a record-extending 11th European Cup and further torment their city rivals, Atletico.
The prolific Portuguese set alarm bells ringing on Tuesday when he ended training prematurely with a knock but was fit to train again the following day. Although Ronaldo scored the final goal in Real’s 4-1 extra-time win over Atletico in the 2014 final in Lisbon, he has admitted he was far from at his best due to a hamstring problem and is determined to put in a better performance at Milan’s San Siro on Saturday.
He is top scorer in this season’s tournament with 16 goals and is one strike away from equalling the record tally of 17 he set in 2013/14.