On Wednesday evening, Real Madrid advanced to the Copa del Rey final after convincingly defeating Barcelona.
Despite losing 1-0 to Barcelona in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid turned the tie around during the second leg at Camp Nou.
Vinicius Jr scored a crucial goal just before half-time, which leveled the score.
Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick in the second half, propelling Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory and securing their place in the Copa del Rey final for the first time since 2014.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team talk after Barcelona 0-4 Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti’s post-match team talk sent the Real Madrid players into a frenzy of excitement.
He said, per football-Espana: “Proud, proud to see a match like this. Sitting on the bench is something to be proud of, for me and all of you.”
“Second, I lied to you. It was not a final. This was a lie, it was a semi-final, the final we still have to play. [laughs].”
He concluded: “And third, listen now, tomorrow is a day off.”
The Real Madrid players reacted positively to Carlo Ancelotti’s comment, as they immediately leaped to their feet and celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Footage of Ancelotti’s team talk has gone viral; you can view it below…
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كلمة انشيلوتي للاعبين بعد الفوز وصرررررررررخة تهز غرفة الملابس😂😍
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Ancelotti: “Tomorrow will be a day off.”
The players reaction. 😭
— TC (@totalcristiano) April 5, 2023
Carlo Ancelotti: It was a complete performance
Ancelotti hailed his side in his post-match interview.
He said, per Madrid Universal:“It was a complete performance, otherwise we wouldn’t have won 4-0 here.
“In the first half, we struggled to get the ball out, but the first goal changed the pattern of play and in the second half we caused a lot of damage with our transitions because we found more openings.
“What I’m most proud of is that the boiler has warmed up again and when we’re warm, we do a pretty good job.”
When & Where is the Copa del Rey final?
Real Madrid will face Osasuna in the final.
The game will take place on May 6 at Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla.
Los Blancos will be bidding to become Copa del Rey champions for the 20th time next month.