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Ronaldo hails Real Madrid's pivotal Champions League experience

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo feels they are well-placed to retain their Champions League crown after seeing off neighbours Atletico.

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates win over Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo said Real Madrid's greater experience was the killer difference in the Champions League semi-final success over Atletico Madrid.

Ronaldo's first-leg hat-trick put Los Blancos in command ahead of Tuesday's return fixture at the Vicente Calderon, where Isco's goal proved crucial in thwarting a potential Atletico comeback after early goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann.

And Ronaldo highlighted Isco's strike as the crucial moment in the tie.

"We knew that with a goal we would kill them, we had more experience and we showed it," Ronaldo to El Larguero

The Portugal captain has had a hand in more goals than any player in the competition this season, with 10 goals and six assists helping Madrid reach a third final in four years. 

 

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With Juventus standing in the way of Madrid becoming the first side to retain the trophy in the modern era, Ronaldo believes the team are well-placed for success.

"Everything can happen, but I see the team well, we are strong," he added. "The players are very good, both those who play more and less often."

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