Estadio Santiago Bernabéu - Madrid 27/11/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group B

Real Madrid - Galatasaray
4-1
 

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Ancelotti heartened by desire of ten-man Madrid

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 0.18CET
Carlo Ancelotti hailed Real Madrid CF's "courage and personality" when down to ten men against Galatasaray AŞ, who must now prepare for a showdown with Juventus.

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Player rater

Arbeloa

Top Player

Real Madrid 

Match statistics

Real Madrid
Galatasaray

4

Goals scored

1

50

Possession (%)

50

9

Total attempts

10

5

on target

5

4

off target

5

1

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

2

2

Offsides

5

1

Yellow cards

1

1

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

6

624

Passes

575

490

completed

453

Lineups

Standings

Last updated: 28/11/2013 08:43 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 0.18CET

Ancelotti heartened by desire of ten-man Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti hailed Real Madrid CF's "courage and personality" when down to ten men against Galatasaray AŞ, who must now prepare for a showdown with Juventus.

Carlo Ancelotti, Madrid coach
In the first half we started slowly and after that we had problems moving the ball and when in possession. The match was difficult after Sergio Ramos's red card, but with ten men we controlled the game and played very well. We changed the system after the first half, we needed to play deeper. In the second half we were more comfortable with Xabi Alonso in the team. [Álvaro] Arbeloa scored a goal and was man of the match.

When we had ten men we played with courage and personality. We played very well after half-time. Being a man down is not easy and all the players worked together. The first half was not so good. At the moment things are very good, we are scoring lots of goals, and I am happy with the effort we are putting in.

I was sad when I needed to substitute Jesé [after 28 minutes]. He was playing well but I had to change things – I needed to put a defender on. The team reacted well, the quality of the squad is excellent.

Roberto Mancini, Galatasaray coach
We played some excellent football in the first half. I did not understand what happened in the second half, though. If you make such mistakes, then a team like Real Madrid will make you pay. The decisive match will be against Juventus on 10 December. We could have gained an advantage if we had taken three points here.

I just cannot understand the simple mistakes we made. But we will definitely need the support of our fans against Juventus. They have to back us until the final whistle and we are certain that it will be like that. We will try to get the three points with the famous pressure that Galatasaray fans create.

Last updated: 04/12/13 10.14CET

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