The Italian Carlo Ancelotti He did not miss his appointment with the round of 16 of the Champions as first of the group in command of the Real Madrid, signing his third classification as leader in three participations, after having gone down in history as the coach of the tenth European cup of the white club. Ensures regularity in the most prestigious competition, in which he achieved one hundred victories.
With his triumph over him Inter de Milan, team he has faced the most in his coaching career and eliminated in the semifinals of his first conquest of the European cup, in command of AC Milan, Ancelotti is already the third most successful coach in the history of the competition. In his hand he will have to be the first, with the 115 games won by Sir Alex Ferguson like the ceiling and only three victories to hunt down Arsène Wenger.
The year of the tenth crown with the Real Madrid, his third Champions as a coach after the two conquered with him Milan, his team won every match in the group stage except for a tie yielded in the visit to the Juventus in Turin. Those 16 points helped him to be first, with 20 goals in favor and five against, and cross with him Schalke 04 German in the first tie on the way to the final won in Lisbon against Atlético de Madrid.
In its second season, 2003-04, Ancelotti improved his numbers in the first phase signing a full of triumphs in a group in which he had been framed with el Liverpool. Eighteen goals in favor in the six games and only two against invited us to dream of repeating success.
Again the hype matched the Real Madrid with Schalke 04 in the round of 16, but the Whites fell short of the final, eliminated by Juventus in the semifinals.
Upon his return to the white house, the Italian coach conceded his first defeat at the helm of Real Madrid in a group stage, surprised by a debutant in the Championships such as the Sheriff in the stadium Santiago Bernabeu. His triumphs in the other five games, graceful in the pulse with Inter Milan, allowed him to repeat the group lead with less punch than in his first stage, 14 goals in favor and after conceding three in the six games.
Ancelotti’s one hundred triumphs in the Champions League in 178 matches directed, with 41 draws and 37 defeats, are divided among his 42 victories under Milan, 24 with the Real Madrid, ten with him Chelsea, seven with him Bayern Munich, six with him PSG, five with Napoli, four with Parma and two with Juventus.
The Italian coach has Real Madrid the outstanding leader of LaLiga Santander, eight points above Sevilla, and qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions with an image full of authority. With hardly any rotations, relying on a small group of players who have given him nine consecutive victories, he is thrown towards the goal of winning titles after a blank year for the team chaired by Florentino Pérez.
The conquest of the League Spanish, the one that is missing in his curriculum of the great ones, is his great objective, but ‘Carletto’ He does not renounce anything in the Champions League, in which he does not see his favorite team but he does, for “quality”, among the candidates to fight for the title.
At the moment he ensures 77% of triumphs as coach of the Real Madrid in the Champions. Out of 31 games, he emerged victorious in 24, by three draws and four defeats.