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Real Madrid impress as coach Ancelotti is confident ahead of Clásico

October 22, 2014 by  
Filed under UEFA Champions League

Champions League day 3: Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

In a matter of 30 minutes, Real Madrid outclassed Liverpool. Cristiano Ronaldo tied Raul’s record for most goals in Champions League and Benzema added two more to seal the win.

Coach Ancelotti speaks ahead of a busy weekend!

We’re in good form and in good shape: focused and playing really well. We go into the Clásico in great shape and Barcelona also go into the match in ideal condition.”

“It’s a very important win because we put in a very good footballing display in a really special atmosphere and against a team that did everything it could to cause us problems.”

“I don’t know if we’re in a winning cycle. What I can say is that we have a very competitive squad and this competition brought us a lot of happiness last year. We’re fighting to try to achieve the same this year, but we know that it isn’t easy. We’re full of enthusiasm.”

Liverpool approach
“I think that at the start the roles played by Sterling and Balotelli created danger for us. I really liked Sterling’s play between the lines and he impressed me. After we scored three goals they became a bit frustrated and their mentality was affected. Their heads dropped a little bit.”

Cristiano Ronaldo also added some words:

“I’m not worried about beating the record but I am very happy about the good job. The best thing is that the team won and got three points. It was a perfect night”. 

“It is a very important victory. I had never won or scored here. I feel good. The record is not the important thing. The important thing is playing well, playing attractive football”. Qualification is the priority and now we have a 75% chance of doing that. We have to take it match by match and we know that it will be very tough. Last year with had a great first stage and it is possible to repeat that this year”. 

The Clásico
“It will be a difficult match because Barcelona are playing well. I’m not going to play against Messi, I’m going to play against Barcelona. They are a great team. Real Madrid and Barcelona are playing each other”.

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