Real Madrid have a golden opportunity to extend their lead at the summit of La Liga after the shocking defeat of FC Barcelona at the hands of Malaga. And Carlo Ancelotti has urged his players to not to take the challenge of Elche lightly.
Real Madrid already have a one foot in the quarter finals of UEFA Champions Leage as they have secured victory in an all important away game against Schalke 04 with the help of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo.
The troubles of Real Madrid over the injury concerns are not over yet as the likes of Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and Modric are still out. Meanwhile, Coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Pepe is fit and he, along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Silva or Illaramendi, will start the game against Schalke tonight.
Real Madrid recovered from a turbulent week to see off Deportivo la Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu with the help of goals from Isco and Karim Benzema. The Los Blancos were made to work hard by stubborn Deportivo but Carlo Ancelotti was happy with the way his players reacted to the recent setbacks.
Analysing Carlo Ancelotti's problems as Real Madrid stutter from one set-back to another
Real Madrid attacker Jese, who has just made a successful comeback from long term injury, has said that the club is ready to make a ai???big statementai??i?? by winning a crucial derby game against Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid host David Moyes managed Real Sociedad today and coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Illaramendi, who was close to joining Athletic Bilbao this week, and new signing Lucas Silva will get a playing time in this game.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta have made contradictory statements about the future of Paul Pogba. Ancelotti claimed it earlier that Los Blancos are not interested in the Frenchman but, Marotta was quick to deny these claims by saying that Real Madrid are hot on the pursuit of the midfielder.
A goal from Fernando Torres in the first minute of either half helped Atletico to reach quarter finals of Copa Del Rey at the expense of Real Madrid and coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted after the defeat that his sidesai??i?? defensive lapses are a reason of worry for him now.
Real Madrid have monumental task ahead of them tonight as they have to overcome first leg deficit of two goals against city rivals Atletico and coach Ancelotti has tried to bring his star attackers together by claiming that the relations between Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are ai???perfectai??i??.