Real Madrid head Ancelotti hails victory at Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti also admired Karim Benzema for ye another hattrick in the Champions League.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted they were always in control for their comfortable win at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid secured the quarterfinal victory 3-1, courtesy of another hat-trick from Karim Benzema. The two goals lead can help them to earn a semifinal ticket.

Ancelotti said: “We had good control of the game, were dangerous on the counter-attack. It was a good night but it is only half-time and we have to look forwards.

“We showed good organisation, Benzema was fantastic. We found space between the lines. We have an advantage but on Tuesday it will be another game – they are the winners of the Champions League.

“Honestly, we had good build-up from the back and dangerous counter attacks.

“I think it helped us that our build-up play from the back was good, we found space between the lines. And then with Benzema and Vinicius we were dangerous.”

Ancelotti also talked about of his positioning of Fede Valverde.

“We were thinking of the position of Azpilicueta on the left to stop him [and] for that reason Valverde had one eye on him. It might have appeared like a line of five [in defence] but in reality, Azpilicueta stayed back and Valverde played as a winger.”

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