"We played well from the start and took an early lead, which made our task a little easier. Although Cruz Azul had the opportunity to get back into the game with a penalty, Iker Casillas made a strong save. We then wrapped things up in the second half. The atmosphere here is fantastic; the support of the fans is a big boost for us. We've got plenty of quality in our squad; the players are very focused and always ready to give their all. Now we're just one win from the title and we're 100 per cent ready for the task ahead. My team deserves this trophy; it would be a great end to a wonderful year."
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach