Spain dominates Europe

It took 40 years for Atletico Madrid to return to the final of the Champions League and they will face their greatest rival.

The team led by Argentine manager Diego Simeone will be on their second final of their history and will try to win their first title, after they were beaten in 1974 by Bayern Munich (4-0) at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels.

Meanwhile, the Merengues, who got their first road win against Bayern, will be looking for their tenth cup. The last time they played in a final was in 2002, when they defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at Hampden Park with goals from Raul and Zinedine Zidane.

According to the online website, Real Madrid is favorite in the odds to win at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on May 24th, with 2.1, while Atletico is with 3.75.
It will be the first time that two teams from the same city will meet in the title game and the second between Spanish teams. The first was 14 years ago, when Real Madrid defeated Valencia 3-0 at the Stade de France.

Milan is the only city that has seen their two teams win the most important clubs tournament in Europe. Milan has done it seven times (1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007), while Inter, three (1964, 1965, 2010).

Real Madrid have had a great season on offense and in the Champions scored 37 goals, but the Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo and company will not have an easy match because Atletico was the best defense of the tournament allowing only five goals.
Since 2007, all the teams that eliminated Barcelona ended up winning the tournament title, a streak the Colchoneros hope to continue.

There are many statistics between two teams that know each other well, but Real Madrid has struggled in the last five games against Atletico, including a loss in the final of the Copa del Rey 2013.