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May 1, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
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Real Madrid
2-2
Bayern Munich
Benzema (11', 46')
Modric (62'), Vazquez (65'), Varane (88'), Casemiro (89')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Kimmich (3'), Rodriguez (63')

Toni Kroos: 'Real Madrid were more effective than Bayern Munich'

Kroos: 'Real Madrid were more effective'
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Midfielder Toni Kroos says that Real Madrid reached the Champions League final because they were "more effective" than Bayern Munich.

Midfielder Toni Kroos has said that Real Madrid defeated Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals because they were "more effective", rather than being the better side.

On Tuesday night, a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu was enough for Real to prevail 4-3 on aggregate, and Sergio Ramos has claimed that Real deserved their place in next month's showpiece in Kiev.

Kroos has acknowledged that Bayern were the better team over the two legs, but says that Real ultimately found a way to overcome the Bundesliga giants.

The 28-year-old told Viasport: "Today, and also last week in Munich, they played great football, created a lot of chances, but our side was just more effective.

"Over the two games maybe we were not the better team, but we were the more effective team. We played better today than last week, more possession and more opportunities with the ball, but Bayern also found the spaces where they can be dangerous for us and they created some opportunities."

Real will face either Roma or Liverpool in the final.

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