Gareth Bale was quite invisible tonight, and even though the team didn't perform brilliantly, Ancelotti carried out another successful experiment with the Alonso-Modric-Isco midfield. It wasn't easy to control the game as much as against Valladolid, but Real Madrid still completed more than 500 passes. It seems that Ancelotti wants to implement a possession-oriented system which may work well with that midfield trio.
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