Carlo Ancelotti

  • Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday after the forward failed to recover from a leg injury. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was hopeful Ronaldo would recover in time, but said the player has been ruled out after not training on...
  • Injured Cristiano Ronaldo in doubt for Borussia Dortmund tie 08-04-2014 08:32 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo may be kept out of the starting lineup for the second leg of Real Madrid's Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund, Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti said Monday. The Portuguese international sat out the weekend La Liga match with Real Sociedad after leaving last week's first leg against...
  • Real Madrid to rest Ronaldo for Sociedad game, says Ancelotti 04-04-2014 05:44 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid will rest La Liga top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday's match at Real Sociedad to give him time to recuperate and shake off a knee problem, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has scored 28 goals in Spain's domestic league this season and is also...
  • Ronaldo knee problem a concern for Portugal 03-04-2014 01:01 PM

    However much Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted there was no cause for concern, the sight of Cristiano Ronaldo limping off near the end of Wednesday's Champions League match will have set alarm bells ringing in his native Portugal. The national team captain, the leading marksman in both La Liga...
  • Real Madrid's path to 10th European crown blocked by Dortmund again 02-04-2014 10:45 AM

    As Real Madrid struggle to maintain their La Liga title bid, a greater emphasis has been placed on winning a 10th European crown and on Wednesday they face a Borussia Dortmund side who famously blocked their path last season. As each year passes, the desire for Real to claim a...
  • Knee injury sidelines Arbeloa for 6-8 weeks 15-03-2014 09:07 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa will be sidelined for nearly two months by a knee injury, putting the Spain international's participation at the World Cup in jeopardy. Arbeloa said his right knee is worse than he thought "but if everything goes well, I'll be out from six-to-eight weeks." The...
  • Ancelotti shaping up to deliver Real's coveted 'decima' 27-02-2014 11:39 AM

    Madrid: When Real Madrid president Florentino Perez showed Vicente del Bosque the door in 2003 he could scarcely have imagined he would still be chasing a 10th European crown more than a decade later. During two stints at the helm of the world's richest club, construction magnate Perez has been...
  • Zidane's son to try out for France Under-19s 25-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo has won the chance to be selected for the French Under-19 squad, a potential first step along the path of his father, who rose to international fame winning the World Cup with his country in 1998. The Real Madrid youth midfielder, who will be 19...
  • Gareth Bale will return for Real Madrid at the weekend 06-02-2014 07:13 AM

    Madrid: Gareth Bale was left out of Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid to keep him fresh for Real Madrid's La Liga match at home to Villarreal on Saturday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. The Wales winger was expected to feature in the game at the Bernabeu, which...
  • Real Madrid take on bottom club Betis, Barca face Levante 17-01-2014 06:50 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid play away to struggling Real Betis on Saturday afternoon knowing they have the chance to go level on points, for a short while at least, with La Liga leaders FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti's side were able last week to take advantage of the draw...
  • Di Maria cleared by Real over crotch-grabbing incident 09-01-2014 08:51 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid have exonerated Argentina winger Angel Di Maria over an incident in Monday's La Liga game at home to Celta Vigo when he was caught on camera grabbing his crotch while being substituted. Di Maria denied the action was directed at the fans who whistled him off or...
  • Di Maria crotch-grab must not distract, says Ancelotti 08-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants Angel Di Maria's controversial crotch-grabbing incident forgotten as quickly as possible so the Argentina winger can focus on playing, the Italian said on Wednesday. Real have launched an internal inquiry after Di Maria was caught on television briefly grabbing his genitals while being...
  • Real Madrid not planning to buy or sell in January 03-01-2014 08:27 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid are not planning to add to their squad or sell any players in the January transfer window, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday. "There is nothing new on that issue," Ancelotti told a news conference after Real beat Paris St Germain 1-0 in an exhibition match in...
  • Real Madrid's coach Ancelotti plays down Falcao link 14-12-2013 09:05 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down reports linking the club with Monaco's Radamel Falcao, saying he did not think the striker was right for his side. The 27-year-old is sidelined with a thigh injury, but speculation has mounted in recent weeks that he may be on his...
  • Alonso contract decision due soon, says Ancelotti 06-12-2013 11:29 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso will decide "very soon" whether to extend his contract beyond the end of this season, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Alonso, who turned 32 last month, missed the start of the current campaign due to injury and Real struggled without his controlling...
  • Ancelotti wants Alonso deal signed for Christmas gift 06-12-2013 02:46 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits there is one present he would like for Christmas and that is for veteran midfielder, Xabi Alonso to put pen to paper on a new contract. It is no coincidence that Real Madrid's excellent recent form coincided with Alonso's return to the side...
  • Real Madrid keeping injured Ronaldo on ice 29-11-2013 05:29 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Cristiano Ronaldo will not play this weekend as the club guards its top player from aggravating his injury. Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesn't feel comfortable yet so we won't risk him." Madrid are third in...
  • Real Madrid defence still a concern for coach Ancelotti 28-11-2013 02:06 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid may have strolled into the Champions League last 16 with a 4-1 win at home to Galatasaray on Wednesday but coach Carlo Ancelotti levelled some sharp criticism at centre backs Sergio Ramos and Pepe after the game. While the nine-times European champions have had little trouble finding...
  • Carlo Ancelotti not keen on taking Italian job 22-11-2013 07:02 PM

    Rome: Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that he is not considering coaching Italy's national football team after next year's World Cup tournament. Ancelotti is one of the candidates expected to succeed Cesare Prandelli who could return to club football following the World Cup. But the Real Madrid...
  • Carlos Ancelotti under no illusions about Real Madrid's play 09-11-2013 09:41 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlos Ancelotti is under no illusions as to why the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium hasn't exactly been applauding him this season. "Because of the play of the team," Ancelotti says, "but we're going to keep getting better." Madrid trail Spanish leader Barcelona by six points going into...
  • Ancelotti ticks off Blatter for comment on Ronaldo 30-10-2013 01:28 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has labelled FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments on Cristiano Ronaldo's demeanour on the field as disrespectful. Blatter described the Portuguese as being "like a commander on the pitch" and joked he spent more money on his hairstyle than Barcelona rival Lionel Messi, in an...
  • Real Madrid ask Blatter to rectify Ronaldo comments 29-10-2013 09:22 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid have asked FIFA to rectify comments from its president Sepp Blatter that appeared to mock their Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Blatter was asked at the Oxford University Union on Friday to give his opinion of Ronaldo and Barcelona's World Player of...
  • Ancelotti criticises referee after Clasico defeat 27-10-2013 03:31 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti complained bitterly about referee Undiano Mallenco after his side lost to FC Barcelona 1-2 in the all important 'El Clasico' at the Camp Nou Stadium. Goals from Neymar and Alexis Sanchez had put Barca 2-0 ahead before youngster Jese Rodriguez netted a late consolation...
  • Counter could be key to 'Clasico' win, says Carlo Ancelotti 26-10-2013 09:57 AM

    Madrid: The swift counter attack could be Real Madrid's most effective weapon in Saturday's La Liga 'Clasico' at champions Barcelona as it will be hard to boss possession against their arch rivals, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Victory for Real at the Nou Camp would put the Spanish...
  • Gareth Bale could start in El Clasico, hints Ancelotti 24-10-2013 08:51 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti dropped a hint record signing Gareth Bale could start Saturday's La Liga 'Clasico' at Barcelona after he played the final 20 minutes of Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League win at home to Juventus. The 100 million-euro Wales winger, who was sidelined by a thigh strain...
  • Gareth Bale should play against Malaga, says Carlo Ancelotti 19-10-2013 09:34 AM

    Gareth Bale is likely to play against Malaga on Saturday as Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is eager to have the Wales winger in form for the Champions League tie against Juventus and the game with La Liga leaders Barcelona over the following week. "I want to give him minutes...
  • Gareth Bale fit and ready to play against Malaga 18-10-2013 04:50 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says new winger Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play against Malaga in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ancelotti says "Bale is available for tomorrow," with critical games against Juventus in the Champions League and the season's first clasico at Barcelona coming next...
  • Bale to remain in Madrid to recuperate, says Ancelotti 04-10-2013 07:08 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale will remain in the Spanish capital to recover from a muscle strain rather than join up with Wales for their World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium, the Spanish club's coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Bale, who became the world's most expensive player when...
  • Injured Gareth Bale to miss Champions League match 02-10-2013 09:38 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Wales winger and record signing Gareth Bale has a muscle strain in his left thigh, the La Liga club said on Wednesday. Real did not say how long Bale, who became the world's most expensive player when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of 100...
  • Real spirit will be better for Madrid derby, says Ancelotti 28-09-2013 09:03 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid will turn up with a better attitude for the local derby with Atletico Madrid on Saturday after needing a stoppage-time penalty to squeeze past promoted Elche 2-1 in midweek, said coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian was not happy with his team's performance on Wednesday and knows they...