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Ancelotti’s horrific away record as Real Madrid manager vs Atletico Madrid – stat attack
Real Madrid’s away game against Atletico Madrid at Metropolitano Stadium gives Carlo Ancelotti a chance to better his record against the crosstown rivals. After all, the Italian has managed a solitary win over the Rojiblancos as Real Madrid’s manager.
The former Everton and Chelsea boss does not enjoy a great record against Atletico Madrid, to say the very least.
In fact, Ancelotti has managed a total of 19 matches against Los Rojiblancos throughout his career, winning a mere seven of those and losing as many. What is even more alarming is that he averages just 1.37 points per game against Atletico.
Meanwhile, his away record against Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid manager is more troubling.
Over the years, the Italian, as Real Madrid manager, has coached a total of seven matches against the Rojiblancos away from home, winning a solitary game, drawing two and losing a whopping four.
Three of the four mentioned defeats came in the 2014/15 season alone, 1-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, 2 -0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey round of 16 and 4-0 in La Liga.
The other defeat came in the 2021/22 season when Atletico beat Real Madrid 0-1 towards the end of the campaign. Now it must be noted that Real Madrid had already won the title at that point.
Ancelotti’s only away win over Atletico as Real Madrid manager came during the 2013/14 season when his side beat the opponent 2-0 in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final.
Interestingly enough, the game was played at Vicente Calderon which means the Italian has not beaten Atletico at the Metropolitano as Real Madrid boss.
Given Los Blancos’ current run of form, however, it is safe to say that history could be changed tonight. After all, the defending champions have won each of their eight games this season in all competitions.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.