Fabio Capello lauds Carlo Ancelotti’s substitution strategy during Real Madrid’s match against Chelsea: ‘Toni Kroos wasn’t pleased, but…’ For the majority of the game, Madrid struggled, but Ancelotti was able to turn things around with substitutions.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side trailed 3-0 with ten minutes to go, but a late Rodrygo goal, inspired by a brilliant assist from Luka Modric, helped the Merengues go to extra time and eventually qualify thanks to a decisive goal from Karim Benzema. The Merengues advanced to the Champions League semi-finals with a 5-4 aggregate victory over Chelsea.
“Ancelotti made fantastic choices with Rodrygo, Camavinga,” Capello insight Ghnewsfile
“He took the place of Nacho, who was unable to play as a center-back for Real Madrid, putting Carvajal in the center of defense.” Even in difficult situations, one must read the games, and the caliber of these young people was critical.
“The team’s core performed admirably. The best player was Luka Modric. Toni Kroos was displeased to be substituted, but Camavinga was crucial.”
Ancelotti has become the first coach in four decades to reach the Champions League semi-finals. He also has three victories in Europe’s elite competition, matching Robert Paisley and his former assistant coach Zinedine Zidane. In the Champions League semi-finals, the Merengues will face either Atletico Madrid or Manchester City.