The first round between Real Madrid And City of Manchester It ended in a 1-1 draw and now everything will be decided at the Etihad to meet one of the Champions League finalists.
After the game at the Bernabeu, the coach Carlo Ancelotti He appreciated the result, although he complained about the referee, because the ball had already left the band in the game of the English goal.
As a result
“Winning is possible, the game we played deserved it. We left with a good feeling, it was a well played match”.
Rudiger and Alaba dry up Holland
“We focused on the control of the players between the lines of De Bruyne and Gundogan, where the work was very good. Early on they were precise and they created problems for us.
It cost Madrid first
“It’s normal for City to throw the ball, it shouldn’t make us mad. We control well between the lines and chances will come sooner or later. We played well, it was a complete match. Hopefully we can do it again on the return”.
Madrid are physically better
“I think the team has recovered well and now we have more time to recover before Wednesday.”
He got angry after City’s goal and the ball came out?
“Yes, I was out. That’s what the technical says. It’s strange that they didn’t see it. They were small details. The referee didn’t pay much attention. He gave me a yellow card and I didn’t play at all. Some players deserve more cards.”
Why did it cost Madrid, then played well?
“We have to play like we played tonight. They pushed us a bit, but the strategy was good, we defended and controlled the ball. The second half was a different game, we had a lot of balls and chances. We are satisfied”.
Does Rudiger make you question your role?
“Yes, he has played a fantastic game. We highlight it clearly. Like everyone else. We did well on defense. They didn’t create many chances for us. The team was determined.”
Kroos, Modric and Benzema…
“They manage the timing of the game. In these competitions they are very important in this sense. They trust us to do things better.
Camavinga were very involved and won 1-0.
“Sometimes we try to remove him from the band, because he is inside he can create problems, especially in the second half. He played a lot inside. It is guaranteed in every way, even from the side”.
What can Madrid do better?
“We were not patient in the first half and we could have done better with the ball. We did that in the second half and we could see gaps like we did after the break.