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Carlo Ancelotti Delighted With Chelsea Win But Warns Real Madrid Tie Isn't Over Just Yet

Carlo Ancelotti knows Real Madrid are in a commanding position to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals after a 3-1 first leg win over Chelsea, but insists the tie is not done yet. 

The Real Madrid boss made the touchline after testing negative for Covid-19 and saw his side clinch an emphatic win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night

Karim Benzema's hat-trick downed Chelsea as he punished defensive mistakes. Kai Havertz pulled a goal back, but Chelsea were wasteful in front of goal. 

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It leaves Chelsea with an uphill battle heading to the Bernabeu next week for the return leg, with Real having one foot in the semi finals. 

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But Ancelotti insists it's not over yet, leaving the door open to a shock Chelsea comeback in Madrid next week.

What Carlo Ancelotti said

"Played well. Good control of the game, good build up from the back, dangerous counterattack. It was a good night but it is only the first half of this round," the Real Madrid boss told BT Sport post-match.

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"It was really good. We showed good organisation defensively. We had a fantastic performance up front from Benzema. A good performance.

"We have an advantage. We have to prepare for the next game in the league and then Tuesday will be another game. We have a lot of respect for this team who were the winners of the last Champions League. Next game, you never know."


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