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Champions League: Why we beat Chelsea twice – Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has said his team performed well despite knowing they would “suffer” in the second leg of their quarter-final against Chelsea in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.

The LaLiga champions won the first leg 2-0 at the Bernabeu and were favourites to reach the semi-final.

Ancelotti believes Real Madrid faced a very strong opponent in Chelsea and this was evident in the Blues putting up a fight with N’golo Kante posing a big threat.

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Chelsea’s deafeat on Saturday meant that they lost the quarter-final tie 4-0 on aggregate over two legs.

Addressing the press after the match ended, Ancelloti, however, admitted Real Madrid struggled to deal with N’Golo Kante.

“I think that we suffered the position of Kante, that wasn’t right,’ Ancelotti said after the game. Camavinga was used to put pressure on Reece James on the left and we had difficulty controlling the position of Kante.”

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He added; “Difficult game and difficult qualification because Chelsea is still a really good team. They tried everything. They played well, in my opinion. We suffered in the first-half. The second-half was much better

“They gave everything in the first half, they caused us problems, especially on the left, we fixed that in the second half.

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“We knew we were going to suffer in this type of game. They created chances against us in the first half down our left side, but we fixed it later. It was a complete game. We played at a good level, we were solid at the back. It was a deserved win in the tie, and we are very happy.


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