Wed 05 October 2022 | 22:44

Ancelotti: We want to qualify next week so we can focus on the League

Real Madrid defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 in the Champions League at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior scored for Real in this match.

Real Madrid

is at the top of Group F with nine points after three wins from three matches.


is in second with four points. Shakhtar and Real Madrid will face each other again next week in Warsaw.

"We dropped our intensity, thinking the game was controlled and comfortable,"

Ancelotti after the game said.

"I had a word at halftime because the game wasn't over. It's quite normal, it can happen. We were playing, it seemed easy, but those are dangerous games, you go ahead, but you can concede. At the back we only gave up one chance on the counter-attack.

"This team relaxes when it can relax, when it can't, it doesn't. It's normal when you're 2-0 up and the game controlled, you can run less, you think it's simple. It can happen, they're people. But I'm happy, the team played well, the three in attack combined well. Valverde got forward. Kroos and [Aurelien] Tchouameni controlled the ball well. I'm not worried, but of course intensity is important.”

Ancelotti admits he wants his team to beat Shakhtar again next week so they can qualify for the next round and focus on the League. Real Madrid is level with


on 19 points at the top of the table with Barca ahead on goal difference.

”We are playing well, I'm satisfied with the win. Vini, Benzema, and Rodrygo linked up well in front of the goal. Benzema played very well, he was decisive in attack. We missed a lot of chances but the important thing is that we created them.I think it's important to qualify for the RO16s next week, so we can focus on the League."

source: SportMob

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