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Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid, Champions League final: How they got here

A look back at how each finalist earned their ticket to the big dance.

The day has finally arrived. It's the day of the UEFA Champions League final! Real Madrid look to bring home their remarkable 11th European championship in club history. They'll face off against their fellow Madrilenians, Atletico Madrid, in the biggest club match of the season.

Before the final kicks off in Milan, take a minute (or three) to get hyped with this montage video recapping each team's trip through the semifinals of this competition. Both had to fight and claw to get this fair in the tournament, here's exactly how they ended up getting here:

Despite Joe Hart's heroics, Real Madrid finally found a way past Manchester City after a hard fought 180 minutes. Meanwhile, Atleti earned their trip to Italy after knocking off perennial powerhouse, Bayern Munich. The undoubted highlight of their semifinal tie was Saul's amazing solo goal in the first leg.

It's destined to be a historic day of football as either Real Madrid will extend their lead as the club with most European titles or Atletico Madrid will capture their first in club history. Either way, Spain will take home their 16th European Cup as a nation and live on at the top of the world football pyramid.

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