Real boss delighted with attacking stars
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.
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."