Real Madrid not LaLiga champions yet as Ancelotti warns there’s a long way to go

06 Dec 2021

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted there is still a long way to go in the LaLiga title race after Los Blancos moved eight points clear ahead of next week’s derby.

Ancelotti knows there is still plenty to play for after 16 rounds, with Atlético boasting a game in hand, while Sevilla – who have also played a match less – sit second in the standings.

“I think it was just a good day for us,” Ancelotti told reporters. “The league continues and results have shown that we still know there are a lot of teams that are competing at a high level in this league, but they are very even matches, we’re competing at a good level as well.

“Hopefully we can continue. And as for Karim [Benzema], he had a bit of pain early on in the game and he didn’t want to aggravate any possible injury, so we opted to replace him. We’ll see how he feels in the next few days, but I don’t think he’ll be able to play on Tuesday, but he could be fit for Sunday.”

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