Carlo Ancelotti insisted that Real Madrid are not out of the La Liga title race but admitted the situation is more complicated than it was before their 1-1 draw to Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid took on Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby in their most recent fixture in La Liga but failed to register a victory over their cross-town rivals. Carlo Ancelotti’s men were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid dropped two important points in the La Liga title race.
Atletico Madrid were reduced to 10 men in 64 minutes after Angel Correa saw a red card for elbowing Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger. But, Real Madrid, who are the defending La Liga champions, could not capitalize on Atletico Madrid’s numerical disadvantage.
Atletico Madrid, despite a man down, took the lead in the 78th minute through Jose Gimenez. The defender headed the ball into the Real Madrid net from Antoine Griezmann’s delivery into the box from a free-kick.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti: It’s not a goodbye to La Liga, but it is more complicated than it was before
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Real Madrid, however, found an equalizer in the 85th minute. It was 18-year-old Alvaro Rodriguez who scored the goal to restore parity for Real Madrid.
But Carlo Ancelotti’s men could not find the winner against Atletico Madrid as the two teams shared points.
Speaking after the match, Carlo Ancelotti insisted that Real Madrid are not yet out of the La Liga title race. However, the Real Madrid manager admitted their situation is more complicated than it was before the draw to Atletico Madrid.
“It’s not a goodbye to LaLiga, it’s even more complicated than it was before the game but we have to fight until the end and see what happens,” Carlo Ancelotti said [via Marca].
Real Madrid now have 52 points from 23 matches in the Spanish top flight. They are seven points behind table-toppers and fierce rivals Barcelona, who have a game in hand.
Barcelona currently have 59 points from 22 matches in La Liga so far in the 22/23 campaign. The Catalan outfit can go 10 points clear of Real Madrid if they defeat Almeria on Sunday. If Barcelona secures all three points from their fixture against Almeria, it would be a heavy blow to Real Madrid’s hopes of winning the La Liga title this season.
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