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Xavi laments defeat at Real Madrid, while Ancelotti reveals success strategies


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Barcelona head coach Javi Hernandez described his team’s defeat in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid as “a tough defeat and a difficult moment”.

“A very difficult, difficult moment and a difficult defeat,” Xavi said in a press statement, commenting on Barcelona’s 4-0 loss to Real Madrid.
He added: “We made mistakes, so we were punished. We did well in the first half and badly in the second.”
In turn, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said: “We had a perfect match. Modric and Kroos were great today… energy and experience.”

Of Karim Benzema, Ancelotti said that he “makes the difference when he’s ready … one of the best strikers in the world”.

He continued: “The first goal changed the course of the match. We relied on counterattacks to create danger.”

“We still have to win the final,” he said.

Source: RT

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