Abu Dhabi, May 1 / WAM / Manchester City will face Real Madrid next Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals. .
Spain coach Joseph Cardiola, Manchester City coach and England coach Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach, have excellent experience in facing the opponent he faces during this tournament, but the coaches’ record in these conflicts varies positively. Cardiola, the best record against the Real team.
Cardiola plays in his 21st match against Real Madrid, where he has been the coach of Barcelona since the Spanish coach met with a number of clashes, and was extended after he coached Bayern Munich and his current team Manchester City.
The statistics testify to Cardiola’s clear superiority against Real Madrid, who support Manchester City’s chances in this upcoming clash, and it is enough that Cardiola Real led Manchester City to defeat in the last three matches between the two teams.
During the previous 20 matches against Cardiola Real, the Spanish coach led his teams to 12 wins, four draws and only four defeats.
Of those matches, Cardiola has 15 appearances as Barcelona coach, while he has led Bayern in two matches against Real Madrid, and a fourth against Real Madrid next Wednesday against Manchester City.
During Cardiola’s previous 20 encounters with Real, Cardiola’s players scored 41 goals and conceded 25 times.
Cardiola’s biggest win came on November 29, 2010, when they led Barcelona to a 5-0 victory over Real Madrid. Cardiola also beat Real Madrid 6-2 a year and a half ago in a very popular match with Barcelona. The Clasico matches, while Cardiola’s worst defeat in clashes when Bayern Munich lost 0-4 in the second leg of the Champions League semi – final in 2014, and Cardiola described this defeat as the worst in his coaching career.
Ancelotti, on the other hand, has a modest record against Manchester City, where the team has met in nine previous matches, during which time he has won one and lost eight.
Ancelotti’s goals against Manchester City increased to ten in a match between the two teams last Tuesday, with the Italian coach’s teams conceding 23 times against the same team.
Ancelotti’s only win against Manchester City was his 2-0 win over Chelsea, while his biggest defeat was to Manchester City with five clean goals against his former team Everton.
The discrepancy between the coaches’ record before the return match between Real and Manchester City on Wednesday is clear, which is seen in favor of Cardiola and his team at the Real home.
It should be noted that the clashes between Cardiola and Ancelotti are in favor of Cardiola, as next Wednesday’s match will be the seventh between them, regardless of which club they each coached.
Of the last seven matches between them, Cardiola have won five and Ancelotti only two.
Ancelotti won against Cardiola when he was coach of Real Madrid and Cardiola was the coach of Bayern Munich, where he beat him back and forth in the Champions League semi-finals.
But Cardiola avenged himself with five consecutive wins, all of which he achieved in his career with Manchester City as he led 2-1 to Everton in the 2019/2020 season, then 3-1 and 5-0. The same team beat Everton 2-0 the following season, in the FA Cup quarter-finals the same season.
Cardiola’s fifth win against Ancelotti last Tuesday came in a 4-3 draw in the Champions League.
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