UCL: What inspired Real Madrid’s comeback against Man City -Ancelotti

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Carlo Ancelotti believes Real Madrid’s “tradition of the club” helped them defeat Manchester City and reach the Champions League final on Wednesday.

The 13-time European champions trailed 1-0 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate entering the 90th minute of the last-four encounter, but Rodrygo struck a late double and Karim Benzema’s extra-time penalty took them through.

Real had previously returned from behind to defeat PSG in the last 16 and Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

“I cannot say we are used to living this kind if life, but what happened tonight it happened against Chelsea and also against PSG,” Ancelotti told BT Sport after becoming the first coach in history to reach five finals in the competition.

“If you have to say why, it is the history of this club that helps us to keep going when it seems that we are gone.

“The game was close to finished and we managed to find the last energy we had.”

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Six-time winners Liverpool will be their opponents in the final on May 28 in Paris.

“I am happy to be there in the final, in Paris against another great rival,” added the 62-year-old Ancelotti.

“We are used to it. It will be a fantastic game for football.”

Ancelotti also became the first coach to win all five of Europe’s top leagues when Real sealed the La Liga title last weekend.

AFP