Real Madrid coach Ancelotti: Atletico Madrid clash will be full of quality

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is confident of a high quality game against Atletico Madrid.

The match at the Metropolitano kicks off at 9pm on Sunday.

Ancelotti said, “It’ll be a good game of football and it could go either way. While it isn’t the be all and end all, it is an important game because there’s great rivalry there. This is one of the special things about football.

“I expect it to be the same sort of game as we always see against Atlético. It’ll be very fiercely contested and a good game of football because there’s great individual talent on both sides.

“The fact that Atlético have been fighting for things in Spain and Europe is largely down to their coach, [Diego] Simeone. I think that he has a very close bond with the players and the club. He’s capable of establishing a really strong relationship with players who give their all. I think that explains much of his success.

“We’re going to play a football match at an away ground. It’s perfectly normal that the Atlético Madrid fans, for whom I have great respect, get behind their team. We’re only thinking about how we can beat them.”