The 7-6 win on aggregate was secured thanks to Sadio Mane's 19th goal of the season and Georginio Wijnaldum's first away strike in nearly three years. But it was also credit to Benzema, whose weaving run led to Isco's decisive goal against Atletico Madrid in the semis a year ago and who scored the victor in 2014, also in the semis, also against Bayern, in a 1-0 win in the first leg. France may be wondering what they will be missing at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.
Real coach Zidane, however, insisted the "suffering" his team have been put through in their elimination of Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and now Bayern, should not be underestimated.
By successfully defending its 2-1 win from last week, Madrid stayed on track for a third consecutive European title, and fourth in five seasons.
"In football, you have to suffer", the Frenchman said in a post-match interview.
"You can not be in the final without suffering, it's even better, more handsome when you win like that".
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"Madrid never give up".
"It's important to believe in ourselves and we know we can score at any given moment".
Real Madrid soon took control of the game with Kroos who would then combined excellently to set up Ronaldo who levelled for Madrid.
"We really wanted to go to the final, we did our best and then this unnecessary mistake happened - I can not explain it".
But Bayern's host of chances - not just in Madrid, but in the first leg in Munich last week ought to have made Ulreich's blunder completely irrelevant.
"We still needed a third goal", the defender said.
Benzema's two goals were also credit to Zidane, who had picked the striker despite a poor run of form that had included only one goal in 12 games.