Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said 0-0 wasn’t the perfect result for his team after the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tie with Atletico de Madrid, but the team will be confident about the second leg.
Los Blancos enjoyed the better chances in the first half at the Vicente Calderon with home keeper Oblak making six saves. Gareth Bale missed a glorious opportunity early on to give the holder the lead.
But the second half was a different story as the hosts got back into the game and exerted pressure on the 10-time winners.
Speaking afterwards, Ancelotti said Real will be confident of finishing off the job in front of their home fans next Wednesday.
“In the first half we deserved more than 0-0. It was fantastic; we played very well, with a lot of personality. The second half was different, Atlético pressured more, we found it more difficult to control possession and the match was more even,” he told reporters.
He added: “It isn’t such a good result, but we have confidence because of the match we’ve played, because of what the team showed in the first half, and we have confidence for the second leg. It’s small details; we had chances because everyone did a great job in attack, with good movement, but we didn’t finish well. We have to repeat the same performance next Wednesday.”