Real Madrid coach explains reasoning behind Benzema and Alaba substitutions during Chelsea game

    Real Madrid coach Italian Carlo Ancelotti expressed his joy at reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea 2-0 yesterday, Tuesday, in the second leg of the quarter-finals.

    Brazilian Rodrigo Goes scored Real Madrid’s goals against Chelsea in the 58th and 80th minutes.

    “It was known that we would suffer in such a match. In the first half we had problems on the left flank, then we corrected the situation,” Ancelotti said after the match during statements published by the Spanish newspaper AS. .

    He added: “This is a full match. We had a very good level and we were strong defensively. It was a well-deserved qualification and we are very happy with this victory.”

    And regarding the replacement of defender David Alaba and striker Karim Benzema, the Italian coach explained: “Alaba had fatigue in his hamstrings and could not continue the match. Karim suffered a foot injury at the end of the match, and that’s why he was replaced. When we scored the second goal, we just needed defense.”

    Ancelotti concluded by talking about his former team, Milan, reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League and the opportunity to face him in the final: “We think of ourselves. I’m happy that Milan reached the semi-finals after a long break.” ”

    Real Madrid will face Manchester City or Bayern Munich later today at the Allianz Arena in Munich in the second leg, noting that City won the first leg three unanswered.

    Source: agencies

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