Real Madrid advanced to the next stage of the Champions League with a two-goal victory in the first quarter-final match against Chelsea. Carlo Ancelotti reached a historic milestone and still managed to juggle the ball during the match.
Real Madrid in the Spanish league and in the Champions League are two completely different teams. While in the domestic competition they lose even to paper-weaker opponents and are 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, in the millionaire competition it is a completely different story.
After demolishing Liverpool by six goals in the eighth-final, they also managed a clear victory in yesterday’s first quarter-final clash with Chelsea.
Carlo Ancelotti can once again rely on French cannonballer Karim Benzema, who is back to form after injuries in the first half of the season.
It was the Italian strategist who experienced another of his magical nights at the Santiago Bernabéu. His team outclassed the London big club in every way and after Ben Chilwell’s sending off, the match was already being played at a leisurely pace.
Ancelotti thus tried to stir up the fans at the Bernabéu. The moment the ball flew at him, the Italian decided to show some of his footballing skills.
A beautiful work on the ball, a couple of feet and a pass into the arms of Dani Ceballos. A footballing treat.
He also reached a historic milestone in the match. The win against the Blues was his 35th win at Real Madrid in Champions League matches, something no coach before him had ever done in the history of the competition.
Will his team put in a similar performance in the rematch at Stamford Bridge, where the charismatic coach worked from 2009-2011?
Source: Champions League, Nova Sport 3, Twitter
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