• 24/05/2024 23:02

“Had a fantastic game”: Ancelotti praises Lunin after triumph over Manchester City in the Champions League

ByИван Дунаев

Apr 18, 2024

The head coach of Los Blancos summed up the results of the super-tough match in which his team won a ticket to the semi-finals.

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti commented on the victory over Manchester City in the return match 1/4 finals of the Champions League.

The main and extra time of the match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester ended with the score 1:1 (the result of the first game was 3:3), and in the post-match series The 11-meter Los Blancos turned out to be more accurate.

In particular, Ancelotti complimented the Ukrainian goalkeeper Andrey Lunin, who repeatedly saved his team during the meeting and became the hero of the series penalty, repelling two shots from the “citizens” from the mark.

“It's impossible to explain. We started well, got ahead, and then started to defend, suffer to go further. We thought we would play differently, but when we got ahead, we lowered the block too much. And City had more control, that's what they had.” There are always them. I think we defended very, very well.

Madrid did this many times during this emblem. We were confident that we would advance. Andrey Lunin played a fantastic game. the team sacrifices and fights. This is the only way to win.

What did Guardiola say after the match? He congratulated us on passing. He wished us good luck. Guardiola is a gentleman. This Manchester City club is a gentleman's club.

Does the team still have strength? We feel very good, we have no physical problems. We have until El Classico on Sunday. We're going to rebuild and we have to realize that we did something very good. Everyone thought we were dead, but no one can repeat it. “Madrid never dies,” Ancelotti quoted AS as saying.

It was previously reported that Lunin commented on the victory over Manchester City and Real Madrid’s progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League. p>

In the semi-finals, Real Madrid will meet Bayern Munich, which beat the London Arsenal of Ukrainian Alexander Zinchenko in the quarter finals (2:2, 1:0).

Another pair The semi-finalists of the Champions League will be PSG and Borussia Dortmund.

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