Juventus And Real Madrid Deserve Champions League Final Spots Admits Andres Iniesta

Jonathan Hernandez
May 17, 2017

Real, who won the first leg at home 3-0, have now eliminated Atletico from the competition in four consecutive seasons, including the 2014 and 2016 finals. "We're playing tomorrow and again on Wednesday and there will be changes".

The Merengues managed to qualify for their third Champions League final in the last four years but the Frenchman believes Juventus are the favourites to win the title.

Sevilla have won just three of their last 12 games, stumbling towards fourth place and the final Champions League berth.

The 27-year-old scored the victor against Celta Vigo with a superb strike early in the season and although that is his only goal in La Liga this term, he has provided 11 assists for his team-mates, setting up Sergio Ramos for the equaliser in the Clasico at Camp Nou and also the defender's victor in the 3-2 win at home to Deportivo La Coruna before Christmas, among others.

"The three matches are very hard". We're doing well physically and mentally.

Three games over the next eight days will determine if Madrid can end Barcelona's dominance of La Liga.

Another player absent through injury today is Pepe, meaning that the veteran Portuguese defender has probably already played his last game at the Bernabeu ahead of his expected departure from the club this summer. While Barca have a superior head-to-head record, Real have a game in hand.

"It's up to us to be confident and sure in ourselves, and have to desire to play well against them to give ourselves a chance of winning".

Marcelo praised his team-mate's contribution, adding: "Karim helped us with his magic that he has and we're very happy to go through".

Fourth-placed Sevilla are nearly guaranteed to qualify for next season's Champions League through their league position, although they need one more point to make mathematically certain. "We started to take control", he told BeIN Sports. It would be essential to win on Sunday. "I don't know what he'll do next year because I'm only thinking about this game, and he won't play because he's bothered by pain in his ribs".

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