Carlo Ancelotti has reached the Champions League final for the fifth time in his coaching career. No one before him had achieved this goal. The 62-year-old has taken over from Marcelo Lippi, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jர்கrgen Klopp, who each have four final appearances.
“We played in some of the toughest 16 rounds, the toughest quarter-finals and the toughest semi-finals against any of the three teams that won the Champions League,” Ancelotti said after the game. “It’s a win, we’re very close to a Champions League win.”
They have already proven abundantly that the Royals have long been one of the best teams on the planet. Real are the first team to lose in the 16th round, quarterfinals and semifinals since the 16th round was introduced in 2003/04.
The final against Liverpool takes place on May 28 in the State of France. If Ancelotti can win that too, it will be the fourth time he has won the pot. He already did that with Real in 2013/14. AC Milan gave him two other wins in 2002/03 and 2006/07.
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