June 9, 2023

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Militao worried me.. I wasn’t thinking about Milan

Italian Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach, expressed his delight after beating Chelsea with two unanswered goals to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday evening in the second leg of their quarter-final tie. Castle of the Blues, “Stamford Bridge”.

Rodrigo scored both goals for Real Madrid in the match.

Real Madrid achieved victory going to its strong fortress “Santiago Bernabeu”, with two goals without reply.

Ancelotti said, during a report by Spanish newspaper “AS”, “We knew we would suffer in this type of match. In the first half, we had problems on the left side and then we corrected the situation.”

He added, “It was a complete match. We were in very good shape and we were strong in defence. It was a well-deserved qualification and we are very happy with this win.”

And he continued, “Courtois’ decisive save was crucial because they could have gone ahead in the score, which could have increased the tension. In the second half, we managed the match better and had room to play quick transitions.”

On Militão’s absence in the semi-final, he replied: “The card he got worried us a bit because it’s difficult to play with 10 players, but he played a great game. We’ll lose him in the first leg, but we hope. Get Alaba back.”

He explained about the team’s injuries: “Alaba couldn’t continue the match because of hamstring problems. Karim suffered a leg injury at the end of the match, that’s why he was replaced. The second goal when we scored, we had to defend.”

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He concluded by talking about Milan’s qualification and the possibility of facing them in the final: “We think about ourselves. I’m happy that the Rossoneri are in the semi-finals after a long time, but I feel sorry for Napoli because I respect them. Good.”

Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich and Chelsea in the next round of the qualifiers.