Cristiano Ronaldo's first leg hat-trick ultimately proved decisive and Real will seek to become the first side to defend the trophy in the Champions League era when they face Juventus in the final in Cardiff on May 3.
For all coach Diego Simeone has changed at Atletico Madrid, one thing remains the same - an inferiority complex when faced with their richer, more successful cross-city rivals Real Madrid.
"The fans have always been with us in the most hard moments and it's not going to be any different this time", Niguez said. "There are also people here from the hood, humble, with values??and manners".
The Frenchman is on the cusp of a sixth Champions League final either on the pitch or in the dugout.
Atletico got the goal they needed to get back into the tie 12 minutes in when Koke's outswinging corner was met powerfully by Saul for his fourth Champions League goal of the season.
However, the size of Atletico's task is illustrated by the fact that Real have scored in all their last 60 games stretching back over a year.
"I only focus on what we have tomorrow". "I thought we were excellent in the first half. The players' anxiety doesn't worry me - they know that to score the second you must score the first", stated Simeone.
And Ramos insisted he is relishing a challenging end to the campaign rather than wilting under the pressure.
"I feel great and I'm not feeling any vertigo", he said. "The contrary, it is in our own hands", added the Spanish global. These three goals would not be an easy job if we consider the ongoing form of Real Madrid.
"I would settle to be in this position every year". The Portuguese star and his fellow starters are well rested, and you have to think they'd love nothing more to hand Atletico a loss in their final European game at the Calderon before moving to their new Wanda Metropolitano stadium next season.
"Hopefully that will be repeated", Atletico captain Gabi Fernandez said on Tuesday.
"We're convinced we can do it, we're going to fight for it and if not we can at least go out with our heads held high".
"We're very happy to reach the final again".
The good news for Atletico is that right back Juanfran Torres will be available after injury giving the side some balance it was missing in the Bernabeu where Lucas Hernandez (Theo's brother) was forced to play on the right.
For the first time last week's first leg truly showed the gulf that still exists between the sides in terms of resources.
From the opening whistle, it was clear this was a far livelier Atletico than we saw in the first leg.