Manager Carlo Ancelotti expressed satisfaction with the performance against Manchester City. He also praised Antonio토스카지노 Rudiger for his outstanding defense.
On the 10th (Korean time), Real and Man City, who played the first leg of the 2022-2023 European Football Federation Champions League (UCL) semifinals at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain, drew 1-1. Real took the lead with a fantastic mid-range goal by Vinicius in the 35th minute of the first half, but in the 20th minute of the second half, Kevin De Bruyne equalized and drew.
After the game, coach Ancelotti said, “I was able to win and I deserved it. I played well, so I went away with a good feeling.”
“It’s normal for Man City to have possession. But we were calm, because opportunities can come at any time. There were scoring situations and we are satisfied. I hope it will be repeated on the road,” he added.
Regarding the question of whether he lacked rest, he replied that he was fine, saying, “I was careful in the game last Saturday and recovered well. I have more time to recover until the game next Wednesday.”
Manager Pep Guardiola also praised Antonio Rudiger for blocking Elling Hollan that day. “It wasn’t easy. Rudiger and David Alaba are very fast and good players. Real defended very well,” Guardiola said.
In response, manager Ancelotti also praised, “Rudiger was fantastic. He was excellent in every way. He did very well defensively.” At the same time, “they focused more on controlling their midfield. Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde and Luka Modric did very well.”
Real Madrid will play Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on the 18th. Last season, they also dramatically defeated Man City in the second leg of the semifinals to advance to the final. It is noteworthy whether this season will be able to reproduce this scene again. If Real advances to the final, they can aim for two gold medals following the Copa del Rey. In the league, it was pushed to 3rd place, and Barcelona’s victory is a strong situation.