The Spanish giants were minutes away from being eliminated from the Champions League by Manchester City only to score twice in the final minutes of the game to take it to extra-time. Riyad Mahrez’s 73rd minute goal had put City two goals clear at the Santiago Bernabeu only for a brace from Rodrygo Goes in the 90th and 91st minutes to draw the two sides level on aggregate.

Then, in extra time, Karim Benzema stepped up to win it for Madrid with a calmly taken penalty. After that, all hell broke loose at the Bernabeu as Madrid secured their place in Paris. That’s where they’ll face Liverpool in the Champions League final on May 28th. The game will take place at the Stade de France.

It was a remarkable collapse by City to allow Madrid back into the game and former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf, the only man to win the Champions League with three different clubs (including Madrid) had an opinion as to what happened to them. In a recent interview, Seedorf started by stating that Manchester City, like [Paris Saint-Germain], lack a mentality.

He added that Real Madrid’s mentality isn’t something created in a year or two, or even ten. It’s about coming to a club where you know you’re part of something much greater than yourself. One can easily agree with Seedorf given how monstrous the mentality of Real Madrid is especially when it comes to the UEFA Champions League.

The Los Blancos have already won the Spanish La Liga title and they will be looking forward to adding the UCL trophy to their cabinet this season. It would be a great achievement for the players and Ancelotti, and a huge opportunity for Karim Benzema to win the Ballon d’Or this year given how much of an important player he has been for Real Madrid this season.