Real Madrid News: Los Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti has already given Liverpool a big signal about how they can beat them in the Champions League final.
The two sides meet in Paris, France’s capital, in a battle to add to their long list of European honours.
After dominating the campaign, the Spanish giants will be seeking to win their 14th European Cup. Meanwhile, Liverpool, under by Jurgen Klopp, are aiming for their seventh title after reaching their third final under the German tactician.
The game at the Stade de France is sure to be exciting. The Reds having been in explosive form this season. They came dangerously close to completing what would be a historic quadruple. Real Madrid has once again dominated La Liga under former Everton manager Ancelotti.
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Despite their domination in Spain’s top division, Los Blancos have had a few missteps this season. The most notable of which being a 4-0 defeat to Classico rivals Barcelona in March.
Real coach Ancelotti said his team struggled with the manner the Catalan giants dominated the ball during his post-match analysis.
What was Ancelotti’s take on the situation?
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“We haven’t been recognisable, everything has gone wrong,” the Italian stated after the match. It was my fault, I told the players. We took a lot of punishment and tried to start with a heavy press. Barcelona found spaces, controlled possession, and it was a difficult night for us.
“I don’t think there was a lack of a reference point,” he continued, “but given Modric’s location, we could have kept the ball better. We couldn’t get the ball back in the way we wanted, and it became even more difficult when we fell behind.”
Liverpool can benefit from this situation.
Intriguingly, as the two sides prepare to clash at the Stade de France, this might potentially work in Liverpool’s favour.
The Reds have had the second-highest percentage of ball possession in the Premier League this season, according to WhoScored, with 63.1 percent.
Real haven’t even come close to that level, with an average possession rate of 57.9% so far this season.
It is reasonable to conclude that if Liverpool can deprive their Spanish counterparts of the ball, as they have done for the duration of the season, they will have a strong chance of winning the competition.