Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side had trouble dealing with a Chelsea star during last night’s Champions League clash.
Carlo Ancelotti admits that Real Madrid struggled to cope with N’Golo Kante during their 2-0 Champions League win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last night. Madrid are favorites to reach the semi-finals after winning 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu last week. But Chelsea got off to a great start in the second leg. and should lead. But Kante and Marc Gucuraya missed two great opportunities.
The owner of the UEFA Champions League revved up the engine in the second half. And invaded to take the lead 1-0 from the moment when Rodrigo escaped Trevoh Chalobah’s extraction before dragging solo to the back line and crossing Karim Benzema to not reach the UFABET ball To Vinicius Jr. Pull the rhythm before returning to Rodrigo to hit the middle of the door. Causing the overall score of the white set to lead 3-0. Then in the 80th minute Real Madrid led 2-0 from the moment Vinicius fell to the left before slapping into the middle for Federico Balbe. Rode tapped away from Michailo Mudric and Thiago Silva twice and turned in Rodrigo’s easy shot, the Brazilian’s second goal of the game.
At the end of the game, Real Madrid beat Chelsea 2-0 and advanced to the semi-finals with a total score of 3-0. Waiting for the winner between Bayern Munich or Manchester City. In the middle of next month, while Lampard still needs to win the first game. After leading the team to lose 4 games in a row in all competitions And although his team won 2-0. But Ancelotti It was confirmed that Madrid needed to change their tactics in the middle of the game to stop Chelsea’s rush to get back on their way back into the competition.
“I think we have struggled in Kante’s position. That’s not right,” Ancelotti said after the game. “Kamawinga was used to put pressure on Reece. James on the left And we had a difficult time controlling Kante’s position. I put Valverde on the left to control the position. And we can do much better. Because of the position in the first half, Modric went to be with Enzo. And that position doesn’t have to help overlap properly. And Camawinga had trouble playing two-on-one. Because of this, there were 6 crosses from that side in the first half. So the second half was much better.
Ancelotti also credited Thibaut Courtois for making a save to deny Cucurella’s shot in the first half. “We are very happy to reach the semi-finals again,” said Ancelotti. “We fought hard. It was a complex game as we expected. in this type of game Opponents will give everything ′ ′ Chelsea played very well, especially in the first half. They caused us a lot of problems. Courtois saved us, made it 0-0 until halftime ′′ In the second half we played much better. we have more quality Chelsea slightly lowered the intensity. And we control the ball better.