Operation 3-0 is already underway at Real Madrid. Operation Comeback. As soon as 'Los Blancos' had beaten Atlético Madrid 2-1 in the Madrid derby, the club released a video in which the team's players issue a call to arms to the fans to roar them on to victory at the Bernabéu on Tuesday and carry them to Wembley.
"We need you as always, more than ever," begins Higuaín at the start of the video, which blends photos of Madrid's great comebacks from history, images of Juanito, Butragueño and Santillana, with messages from the current squad. "Your heart will be our heart", says Sergio Ramos, while Xabi Alonso adds "With you on our side, the impossible doesn't exist."
Madrid captain Iker Casillas also appears in the video. "You've never let us down, you will never let us down", he says, and Cristiano Ronaldo offers "We can only do it with you on our side".
Then, there is a single message, "You are our strength", repeated by Fabio Coentrao, Raphael Varane, Xabi Alonso, José Callejón and Kaká.
The video a plea to the heart of Madridistas, who on Tuesday will fill the Bernabéu in search of a historical comeback that will propel Madrid to the Champions League final.