Carlo Ancelotti, manager of Real Madrid. He is confident that his club will still advance to the final of the Copa del Rey despite a 1-0 loss to Barcelona in the first leg of the semi-final.
Even though Ancelotti’s team had a statistical advantage (65% possession and 13 shots to Barcelona’s four). They were defeated 1-0 by an own goal scored by Eder Militao in the first half at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti said he was satisfied with the performance. Moreover, informed his team that a repeat performance in the second leg would be enough to get them to the final.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti After The Game
Ancelotti said “It was a good game, intense, with a lot of pressure, They only had 35% possession.
“It’s the game we wanted to play, but not the result. It gives us confidence for the second leg. We have to repeat this match at Camp Nou.
“It was a bit surprising to see Barcelona play like that, but they have learned to defend very well. They’re very strong in that aspect. We lost a lot of balls, and that’s not the best thing for us.”
El Clasico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona. It is one of the world’s most anticipated football matches with a rich history and intense rivalry.
Before the second leg of the semi-final is scheduled to take place on April 5, the two teams will meet each other in a La Liga game at Camp Nou on March 19, which is shaping up to be a pivotal match in the battle for the league crown. The second leg of the semi-final will take place on April 5.
Real Madrid needs to win in order to have any chance of pulling off an incredible upset over Xavi’s Barcelona, which currently has a seven-point lead over the second-place team in the league.