Ancelotti’s Unexpected Fury: Real Madrid’s Penalty Drama Unveiled After Celta Vigo Clash

Carlo Ancelotti’s Signature Composure Cracks Amidst Real Madrid’s Clash with Celta Vigo

In the realm of global football management, Carlo Ancelotti is celebrated for his unshakable poise. Even in high-stakes scenarios, the Italian maestro’s trademark raised eyebrow is the extent of his visible emotion. Yet, a recent revelation has come to light – Ancelotti’s composed façade wavered during Real Madrid’s encounter with Celta Vigo. Despite the tension, his team secured a narrow 1-0 triumph, courtesy of a late goal by rising star Jude Bellingham, who has swiftly emerged as the linchpin of the squad.

Prior to Bellingham’s heroics, Real Madrid had an opportune moment to seize control, as they were awarded a penalty around the 70-minute mark.

Unfortunately for Los Blancos, Rodrygo faltered from the spot, a lapse that might have cost them dearly on a different day.

Fortune favored Real Madrid, as Bellingham came to the rescue this time. Post-match, Ancelotti expressed dissatisfaction with the penalty taker selection.

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Evidently, Luka Modric was intended to assume penalty duties instead of Rodrygo. As per Real Madrid’s official statement, Ancelotti remarked:

“I’m unsure of what transpired. I had conveyed to Valverde that Modrić was to take the penalty, yet events unfolded differently. Vini [Vinicius Junior] wasn’t present; he was the designated taker. Ultimately, they opted for Rodrygo, possibly because Valverde couldn’t communicate Modrić’s role in time. It irked me somewhat, but perhaps it was a miscommunication. I reckon Valverde lacked the window to convey it. I’ll delve into this in the days ahead.”

Ultimately, Real Madrid did not pay a price for this choice. However, adherence to the manager’s directives will be pivotal moving forward.

Had Modric converted from the penalty spot, the nervy climax to the match might have been avoided, potentially influencing the goal difference as well.

In retrospection, fixating on the incident holds limited value; what’s done is done. With optimism, Rodrygo will assimilate this experience.

Anticipating Real Madrid’s forthcoming fixture against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabéu, the team’s less than stellar start to the season necessitates a commanding performance. Ancelotti’s contingent is poised to be favorites on match day.

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