Real boss delighted with attacking stars

13 September 2021 20:49:02 GMTPlus11
Ancelotti hails Real attack

Carlo Ancelotti was full of praise for Real Madrid's attacking players after they made a dramatic return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night.

Real beat Celta Vigo 5-2 and they are 8/11 to win La Liga this season and Ancelotti's men are 21/10 to win Wednesday's Champions League Group D opener away to 13/10 Italian champions Inter Milan.

The Madrid giants were playing their first game at the Bernabeu for 560 days due to the redevelopment of the stadium and they made a slow start, falling behind in the fourth minute and trailing 2-1 at half-time.

However, they roared back into the contest in the second half as striker Karim Benzema completed a hat-trick and youngsters Vinicius Junior and Eduardo Camavinga also found the net.

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Highly-rated midfielder Camavinga was signed from Rennes in the summer for a fee of around £35million and the 18-year-old scored less than six minutes after coming off the bench to make his Real debut.

Boss sees room for improvement

Ancelotti, who left Everton to return to Madrid for a second spell as Real coach, was less impressed with his side's defensive display as they come to terms with life after centre-backs Sergio Ramos, who left for Paris St-Germain this summer, and Raphael Varane, who joined Manchester United.

Reflecting on the result and the performance, Ancelotti told Diario AS: "It has been a very good night, almost everything went well. It was not perfect, but the first game back here has helped us a lot.

"We lost two poor goals and that is something we have to work on, but the potential in attack was exceptional."

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