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Carlo Ancelotti: "If Cristiano Is Not at 100%, He Won't Play the Copa del Rey Final"

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Ancelotti spoke about the Champions League Semifinal against Bayern and also Real's upcoming games

Sascha Steinbach

Carlo Ancelotti announced that Asier Illarramendi will play in Xabi Alonso's spot against Almería (Saturday 22:00 CET). He also praised Casemiro's performance against Borussia Dortmund. Cristiano Ronaldo is undergoing treatment, and Ancelotti and his coaching staff will have to wait before making a decision for the Copa del Rey Final.

Cristiano did not get injured in the training before the second leg. If we say that he has a chance to play the Copa del Rey Final, that is because it is not a very serious injury. We need to wait.

About FC Bayern, Ancelotti said that sometimes it is good to face the toughest team.

This draw is good, because we're in it. We hope to do our best and beat Bayern. They are a great team and Guardiola is one of the greatest. It will be a tough tie for both teams.

Ancelotti also said that a good atmosphere at the Bernabéu will be important in the upcoming games.

We have a lot of home games next, so it will be very important to have a good atmosphere and support from the fans. A good attitude from the players will also be important. We're motivated and I hope the fans feel the same way.

And finally, Ancelotti joked about a Jurgen Klopp-rumour.

I heard that Klopp wants to make a DVD about the second leg. If he does that, then we can make an Oscar-worthy film about the first leg!