Actual Madrid received El Clasico 3-1 vs FC Barcelona in a sport the Champions League champions largely dominated. Due to a managed first half Actual Madrid had a two-goal benefit. Regardless of a late Barcelona objective to scale back the deficit to 2-1, Madrid discovered the penalty to safe the win and three factors.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti on the win: “The primary half was the important thing. We have been the higher workforce and have been sturdy and medical. We managed to play out from the again properly as a result of they have been urgent excessive up the pitch. We performed with confidence, taking part in out from the again and we have been sturdy up entrance. Everyone was engaged and that was key to profitable the sport. We’ve taken all three factors from a powerful workforce on this competitors who’re doing properly this season. Barcelona is an efficient aspect with loads of strengths. It’s an extended season, and plenty of video games are nonetheless to play. We’re pleased with our efficiency. We stored on the entrance foot proper till the top and needed to win the sport. You possibly can’t play with that depth from the primary half on a regular basis. We needed to rotate gamers earlier, however we had the sport beneath management and didn’t wish to change the dynamic. Barcelona pushed on a bit extra within the second half. We didn’t play out in addition to we did within the first half, however we didn’t have an excessive amount of to fret about on the again”.
On Benzema’s efficiency:
“He appeared good in coaching and he’ll make progress on his health. He put in an excellent efficiency, received his objective, and was essential to us. I hope he wins the Ballon d’Or and we’ll congratulate him as a result of it’s in a manner a Ballon d’Or for us. Within the first half, we have been comfy with the low block defending and hitting them on the break. Then we regularly began to play the ball out from the again a bit higher. Then we received numerous pleasure by doing different issues on the pitch”.