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Ancelotti: Real Madrid’s loss to Barcelona in Spanish league disappointing

By: Hani Abdel Nabi

Monday, March 20, 2023 01:01 AM

Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke Real MadridAbout his team’s heavy 2-1 defeat against Barcelona in the 26th round of the current Spanish league championship on Sunday evening at the “Spotify Camp Nou” stadium. Season 2022-2023.

Commenting after the match, Carlo Ancelotti said, “It’s sad but proud of the game we played today. The season.”

Ancelotti added: “We’ll play the rest of the match like today. The team hasn’t changed, but individual characteristics have their effect. Nacho yellow card and Mendy in. Rodrigo in for Kroos. Attacking energy.”.

And he continued, “I changed three midfielders to get more energy in the match, nothing new, the changes gave a good boost and we felt we could win the match.”

“It seems strange to me to make 5 changes in the 60th minute, but I did it to change the game and I made two changes to do something different in the last 15 minutes. The game was good from the first minute to the last. Still not winning because it was offside.” We have our doubts [حول هدف أسينسيو]”.

And he added, “We played against Barcelona after the Super Cup and then today with a match like that. We did really well tonight, but sometimes in a match like this it can be different.”.

And on the disallowed Asensio goal, Ancelotti said: “The offside was not clear at all. I have doubts about disallowing this goal. So we lost the match.”

Ancelotti added: “January was difficult for us after the World Cup because it’s good to be in our position and where we are now, we will finish the season well, Barcelona have been great in the past.”

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Ancelotti concluded his comments: “Is the dream of winning La Liga over? The priority is to prepare well for all the remaining matches, this will allow us to finish the season well.. Leaving this match, I am very. Proud of my team, the match was very good, the changes were very good. , we will fight with great confidence till the end of all matches.

As a result, there was a group Barcelona 22 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses, 49 goals and 9 conceded to top the La Liga standings with 68 points.

In the La Liga table, Real Madrid was second with 56 points from 17 matches, 5 draws, 4 losses, 51 goals, 21 conceded.

According to Opta Global Network, a specialist in world football statistics and numbers, Barcelona player Sergi Roberto scored four goals in 17 matches in the 2022/23 La Liga, the most goals in the previous four seasons of the competition (four goals) combined. 83 games)..

The network said Ronald Araujo’s first goal against El Clasico in La Liga in the twenty-first century and Barcelona’s first goal in El Clasico in all competitions since Gerard Pique in the Spanish Super Cup in August 2017.

The Spanish confederation appointed Ricardo de Burgos as the referee to officiate Barcelona’s match against Real Madrid in the La Liga Clasico, with Cesar Soto Grado as the video technical referee.

Real Madrid have recovered most of their injured players led by Frenchman Ferland Mendy, but they cannot rely on Austrian David Alaba, who continues to recover from injury..

Real Madrid qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2022-23 Champions League after defeating Liverpool by one goal in the second leg of the round of sixteen, after winning the first leg 5-0 at “Anfield”. 2..

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Historically, Real Madrid and Barcelona have met in 185 previous matches in the Spanish league, from the first clash in “La Liga” in the 1928-1929 season, to the last clash for the ninth round of the current season’s matches and up to two matches. It ended with a 1-0 and 3-1 win for Al-Maringi respectively.

Overall, Real Madrid won 77 Barcelona won the match 73 Clash and tiebreaker 35 Encounter, real registration 298 Goal, Barcelona scored 296 target.

Real Madrid is considered the most crowned team with the Spanish league title after winning the title 35 times, the last of which was in the 2021-22 season..

Barcelona have the second most number of crowns in the Spanish league, having achieved the title 26 times, the last being in the 2018-19 season..