City were the better of the two sides in the opening clash but it was a determined Real which made their intentions clear from the opening whistle.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return boosted the side, but wasn’t the player to separate the two sides, however, as that honour was left to Welshman Gareth Bale, who scored with a deflected goal in the first half.
Unfortunately for the visitors, most of the match was spent on the back foot despite their desperate need of an equaliser. Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne’s influence was minimised which only aided in a lack of creativity for the Premier League side.
The final in Milan will be an all Madrid affair for the second time in three seasons with Los Galacticos looking to get another one over their crosstown rivals.