Ancelotti: ‘Real Madrid suffered, we must be careful’

Carlo Ancelotti said Real Madrid ‘must be careful in this group’ after the narrow 1-0 win against Inter on Wednesday night.

Los Blancos started with three points but had to wait until the 89th minute before they could rejoice at San Siro, when Rodrygo eventually found a way past Samir Handanovic in the Nerazzurri goal.

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FC Sheriff won 2-0 against Roberto De Zerbi’s Shakhtar Donetsk in the other game, and Ancelotti warned his men against taking anything for granted in the group.

“We have to be careful in this group,” Ancelotti told Amazon Prime Italia. “No one would have expected Sheriff would win.

“We and Inter are the two favourite teams to advance to the next round, we have an advantage, but no one would have expected Sheriff Tiraspol to win against Shakhtar.

“We have to be careful. We suffered. In the first half, Inter held a high pace and that paid off in the second half.

“The match was very balanced. We lost too many balls, [Marcelo] Brozovic’s position put us in difficulty, but the team managed to defend themselves.”