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It’s El Clásico day!
Today, Los Blancos face a very important and special game. The team already arrived in Barcelona.
Ancelotti did not confirm the starting line-up in the press-conferece, as he didn’t have talked to players. But he said it will be difficult for Carvajal to start. The squad list for the game is:
One of the most interesting questions of yesterday’s press-conference was: “What is Ancelotti’s Madrid identity?” Carlo answered in a very good way:
I want to have a team that is able to do many things and does not have a single idea. To have a single identity, it means that opponents can find a easy solution. So, identities are different, but the principles don’t change: we like to have the ball and to controll it well. If there is a possibility to use a counter-attack, why not?