Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed his complete satisfaction with the level of his players during the difficult victory over its host Rayo Vallecano with a clean goal, which was held at the “Teresa Rivero” stadium, in the twenty-sixth round of the Spanish League “La Liga” for the current season 2021. 2022.
Ancelotti said in the match press conference: “We won the commitment and the effort in the work, I am satisfied with everyone in this difficult match, we performed well, today I did not see anything negative; I am very happy.”
When asked about the team’s midfield against Paris Saint-Germain in the absence of Casemiro, the Italian said: “Valverde is next to Modric and Kroos, this may be the midfield against Paris Saint-Germain, as Valverde’s entry with Rodrygo gave us energy.”
And about changing Casemiro during the match, he said: “The midfielders suffered a lot because of the bad pitch. I replaced him because he was one card away from the expulsion, and they were dangerous on the rebounds.”
And he talked about the brilliance of goalkeeper Courtois, saying: “He was decisive in many matches, but when they say that we won because of Courtois, it is a mistake. Today we won because we played better.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid
The video technology “VAR” canceled a goal for Real Madrid in the 40th minute of the match, scored by Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, in the most prominent shot during the first 45 minutes of the match.
In the second half, the French star Karim Benzema scored the goal of the royal team winning the match in the 83rd minute of the match, after following the cross of the Brazilian Vinicius Junior.
Real Madrid succeeded in strengthening the top of the Spanish league standings, with 60 points, 9 points ahead of its closest followers, Seville, the runner-up with 51 points, while Rayo Vallecano’s balance stopped at 31 points in the twelfth place.
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