CARLO ANCELOTTI

  • Barcelona are a brilliant team, says Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti 11 hours 18 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has termed Barcelona a "brilliant team" after they thrashed Cordoba 8-0 on Saturday. "Barcelona are a brilliant team. Their attackers are very effective. They are all so good. It's no surprise they can score so many goals," Ancelotti was quoted as saying by goal.com. Ancelotti also...
  • Injury-hit Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in Champions League April 22, 2015

    Madrid: If beating Atletico Madrid wasn't hard enough for Real Madrid, the defending champions must now find a way to better their crosstown rivals in the Champions League without four of their most important players. A depleted Madrid hosts Atletico on Wednesday in the second leg of the quarterfinals. Their 0-0...
  • Injury crisis threatens Real Madrid's trophy aspirations April 19, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid's trophy aspirations could well depend on how well they cope with an injury crisis that sees Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in the treatment room. Both were substituted during Real's 3-1 victory over Malaga in La Liga on Saturday and tests are being carried out to establish the...
  • Ancelotti urges more consistency after Real Madrid held at Atletico Madrid April 15, 2015

    Holders Real Madrid will need to maintain their intensity for the whole of next week's return leg if they are to get past Atletico Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real dominated their city rivals in the first half of Tuesday's quarter-final, first leg at...
  • Atletico Madrid match is balanced 50-50, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti April 13, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes that the results previous meetings between his side and city neighbours Atletico Madrid have no relevance over the outcome of the Champions League quarter-final between the two sides on Tuesday night. Real and Atletico will slug it out for the seventh time this season...
  • Gareth Bale absence, suspensions force Real Madrid reshuffle for Eibar game April 10, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will be rested for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, meaning the Welshman joins suspended midfielders Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez on the sidelines. Ancelotti said he had not made a final decision on who would come...
  • Selection headache for Carlo Ancelotti before Rayo Vallecano game April 6, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is facing a midfield selection conundrum for Wednesday's La Liga match across town at Rayo Vallecano as the European champions look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona. Second-placed Real, who hammered Granada 9-1 on Sunday with Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo netting his first five-goal...
  • James Rodriguez back for Real Madrid after two-month injury absence April 4, 2015

    Madrid: James Rodriguez will return to Real Madrid's starting lineup for Sunday's La Liga game at home to Granada after being out for two months with a broken bone in his foot, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Colombia midfielder, who has had a fine debut season since joining from...
  • Real Madrid suspend member for insulting players after defeat March 24, 2015

    Real Madrid have suspended a club member and banned him from their installations pending an inquiry after three men insulted players and struck at least one of their vehicles as they were leaving the training ground on Sunday. Players including Wales winger Gareth Bale and forward Jese were targeted along with...
  • Carlo Ancelotti concerned by Real Madrid's second-half stutter March 16, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid will need to play with intensity for 90 minutes and not just the first half if they are to have a chance of beating Barcelona in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico', according to Real coach Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti praised his side for their performance before the break in Sunday's...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid aim to regroup against Levante March 14, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid may face opposition from two sides on Sunday when they host Levante in the Spanish league. Besides the rivals on the field, the team's own fans may be force to be reckoned with. Rarely has a team been booed after qualifying for the Champions League quarterfinals. But the...
  • We are playing very badly, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti March 11, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti did not mince his words after the Champions League holders managed to get past Schalke 04 into the quarter-finals by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday and were whistled off the pitch. Real slumped to a stunning 4-3 home reverse to the battling Bundesliga...
  • Real Madrid's poor form won't prompt tactical change: Carlo Ancelotti March 10, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has no intention of altering his tactics because of the European champions' indifferent domestic form, the Italian said on Monday. Real host Schalke 04 in a Champions League last 16, second leg on Tuesday and should have little trouble getting past the Bundesliga side into the...
  • Misfiring Real Madrid hoping for Luka Modric lift against Schalke March 10, 2015

    Barcelona: Misfiring Real Madrid hope to have Luka Modric back for their Champions League last 16 clash with Schalke and provide the creativity that they have been missing. Murmurs of crisis at the Bernabeu have been growing with Real having surrendered their lead at the top of La Liga following a...
  • Champions League titles show I am no soft touch, says Carlo Ancelotti March 6, 2015

    Winning three Champions League titles proves that Carlo Ancelotti can be a tough operator and is no pushover when it comes to coaching, the Real Madrid coach said on Friday. Despite Real holding a two-point lead at the top of La Liga, Ancelotti has been criticised for their lull in form...
  • Tide turning against Carlo Ancelotti at faltering Real Madrid March 4, 2015

    With Real Madrid's attack losing its potency and the team faltering in crunch games the tide has started to turn surprisingly rapidly against coach Carlo Ancelotti. Such is the level of expectation at the Bernabeu that winning a coveted 10th European Cup last season and overseeing their Spanish record 22-match winning...
  • La Liga will be decided on final day, predicts Ancelotti February 23, 2015

    Real Madrid may have extended their lead over second-placed Barcelona at the top of La Liga to four points on Sunday but coach Carlo Ancelotti still expects the title to be decided on the final day of the campaign. Real took full advantage of Barca's 1-0 defeat at home to Malaga...
  • Under-fire Carlo Ancelotti tells Real Madrid 'I am here to stay' February 21, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti does not believe his future at the club depends on him winning a trophy this season and says: "I am here to stay". Madrid finished 2014 on the crest of a wave, having set a new Spanish record of 22 straight wins, but less than two...
  • Coach Ancelotti relieved after Ronaldo returns to goal-scoring form February 19, 2015

    Madrid: Spanish football club Real Madrid's manager Carlo Ancelotti welcomed his star forward Cristiano Ronaldo's return to form as the striker netted one goal and set up another in his team's 2-0 win against German side Schalke 04 in a last-16 tie of the Champions League tournament. "Cristiano is back," Ancelotti...
  • Real Madrid turning the corner and ready for Schalke: Carlo Ancelotti February 18, 2015

    Real Madrid are turning the corner after a stuttering start to the year and Wednesday's Champions League Round of 16 first leg at Schalke 04 will prove it, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. The title holders, aiming to become the first team to retain the Champions League crown, will have defender Pepe...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo slump not a concern, says Carlo Ancelotti February 15, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is not worried by Cristiano Ronaldo's recent sharp drop in form as the holders prepare to play at Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo made a blistering start to the season and looked well on the way to breaking the...
  • Carlo Ancelotti says Atletico Madrid defeat his worst at Real Madrid February 8, 2015

    Shell-shocked Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti described the 4-0 defeat at derby rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday as his worst at the club and blamed himself for the capitulation. A weakened Real defence, missing the injured Pepe and Sergio Ramos along with Marcelo through suspension, was torn apart by a rampant...
  • Atletico's aerial strength a worry for derby: Carlo Ancelotti February 6, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits that Atletico Madrid's aerial strength against his side's inexperienced defence is cause for concern ahead of Saturday's La Liga derby. Real's regular centre-backs Sergio Ramos and Pepe are injured while left-back Marcelo is also suspended for the game, when victory for leaders Real would...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real Madrid January 25, 2015

    Barcelona: A suspension for Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest concern for coach Carlo Ancelotti whose Real Madrid side are looking far from the slick machine that strung together 22 straight victories before Christmas. Ronaldo was the inspiration behind that Spanish record-winning streak but he had one of his poorest matches in...
  • Real Madrid stumble not down to fatigue, says Carlo Ancelotti January 17, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed suggestions the world and European champions' recent stumble is a result of the physical toll a packed calendar may have taken on his players. Real set a Spanish record for consecutive victories of 22 games in all competitions at the end of last year,...
  • Carlo Ancelotti wants 'positive aggression' for Atletico clash January 14, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants what he termed "positive aggression" from his players in Thursday's King's Cup clash at home to Atletico Madrid, when the holders will seek to overturn a 2-0 deficit from last week's last 16, first leg. Atletico have had the upper hand over their city...
  • Gareth Bale's form raising concern at Real Madrid January 8, 2015

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti remains loyal to off-form Gareth Bale despite criticism during the team's poor start to 2015 but needs the Welshman to return to his swashbuckling best. Bale has sometimes been accused of being too greedy by Spanish media and those accusations returned after last weekend's La Liga...
  • Tough away games for Barcelona, Real Madrid January 4, 2015

    Madrid: Both Real Madrid and Barcelona kick off the new year with difficult away games Sunday as the La Liga returns to action. Real Madrid travel to face fourth placed Valencia and there is a mood of optimism in Valencia's Mestalla Stadium which will be packed to the rafters with fans...
  • Carlo Ancelotti expecting to sign new contract at Real Madrid December 30, 2014

    Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he expects to renew his contract with the Spanish football club. In just under a year and a half at the helm, Ancelotti has led the Spanish giants to the Spanish Cup, the Champions League, as well as the Spanish and European Supercups...
  • Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014 December 27, 2014

    Madrid: Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season, setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of Europe's elite club...