Carlo Ancelotti believes that Real Madrid is ready to face fierce rival Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu this Sunday despite his team’s narrow 1-0 win against Malaga on Saturday. In the end, a fantastic solo effort from 2013 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was the difference between the teams.
“It wasn’t spectacular but there were other positive things to take from this,” Ancelotti said. “We were poor in delivering the final pass but even so, we managed to create several chances. We also have to give credit to Malaga, who worked hard.” The Italian tactician went on to say that he was happy with his team’s attitude and defensive display. Real heads into Sunday’s ‘clasico’ with a four-point lead over third-place Barca.