Tiago and Diego Costa have expressed their delight after Atletico Madrid boosted their chances of completing the most unlikely of doubles by reaching the UEFA Champions League final.
Diego Simeone's side lead La Liga down the home straight and will now face arch-rivals Real Madrid on 24 May with European club football's biggest prize at stake. Atleti secured their place in Lisbon with an impressive 3-1 win at Chelsea in Wednesday's semi-final, second leg, where captain Tiago, who made 52 appearances for the Blues between 2004 and '05, shone in midfield.
"Winning here is not easy," said the Portuguese. "We played well against a very good team and we are very happy to get to the final.
"We knew that if we scored a goal the situation for Chelsea would become more difficult. Scoring before half-time was very important for us as it gave us confidence. In the second half we were able to play in the spaces behind the Chelsea defence and we are very strong when we play like that.
"It is unbelievable for us to play this final. On Sunday we have another 'final' against Levante and maybe we have a possibility to win the league title as well. This season is a dream."
Diego Costa revels in London triumph
Boyhood Atletico fan Fernando Torres had opened the scoring for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, only for Adrian to draw the visitors level before half-time. Arda Turan struck, after reported Blues target Diego Costa's penalty, to make it 3-1 in the second half, with the latter proud of his side's display in west London.
"We've done everything to be in the final," said the Brazil-born Spain striker. "We justly deserve to be in the final.
"The team was calm. Torres scored a goal but we knew a goal from us was worth double. The team has been amazing."