Actual Madrid had been made to attend, however finally conjured a classy 2-0 victory at Cadiz on Saturday in La Liga, forward of their Champions League journey to face Chelsea. Nacho Fernandez and Marco Asensio struck to assist champions Madrid lower Barcelona’s lead on the prime of the desk to 10 factors, earlier than the Catalans go to Getafe on Sunday. Each side hit the woodwork within the first half however Madrid overran their opponents, with solely Cadiz goalkeeper David Gil protecting them at bay. Finally, when it appeared that they had tried every thing, Nacho broke the impasse within the 72nd minute with a drive from distance, with Asensio including one other 4 minutes later.
“Good perspective, good dedication, good combos, the group performed very nicely,” stated Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti.
“It was a sport that would have been a lure — the gamers had been concentrating nicely, and we performed nicely.”
Ancelotti rang the modifications on the Nuevo Mirandilla to relaxation gamers for the go to to Stamford Bridge for the quarter-final second leg, together with veteran midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric and winger Vinicius Junior.
Madrid suffered a 3-2 house defeat by Villarreal final weekend earlier than the 2-0 first leg win over Chelsea, and Ancelotti admitted his group weren’t motivated sufficient.