The past ‘chases’ Ancelotti

In the absence of a few hours to find out the pairings that will come out of the Champions League draw, Carlo Ancelotti has already made history. The Reggiolo coach could face four teams that he has already led in stages prior to this second one at Real Madrid. Only Benfica, Inter Milan (despite the fact that he came to play a match with the interista team in his youth and of which he was a follower in his childhood) and Manchester City have not had his presence on the bench . The rest of the classifieds (Bayern, Chelsea, Milan and Naples) have been directed by a transalpine coach who with his victory against the team red he equaled Vicente del Bosque as the white coach with the most wins in the top European competition with 34 victories.

Ancelotti began his career on the bench at La Reggiana after having been assistant to Arrigo Sacchi on the Italian team, moving to Parma and Juventus later. Milan would be the team where he would begin to forge himself as a winning coach in Europe: with the rossoneri he raised two Champions in his stage from 2001 to 2009. He led the Milan fans in 73 games in the highest European competition, with 40 wins and 16 draws (one of them was the Champions League final in 2005, in which after winning 3-0 at half-time and losing on penalties ) and 17 losses. They scored 113 goals in favor (1.54 goals per game) and conceded 64 (0.87 goals per game).

After leaving the transalpine team, in the summer of 2009, Carletto He reached the Premier, to the ranks of Chelsea, where he was from that summer until 2011. With the English team he participated in 18 Champions League games, with 10 wins, three draws and five losses. Los blues they scored 29 goals (1.6 per game) and conceded 14 (0.7 per game), but the most they could reach was the round of 16.

After going through PSG (2011-2013) and Real Madrid in his first stage (2013-2015), Ancelotti took charge of Bayern, where he was barely a season: at the beginning of the second (2016-17), a defeat in the highest European competition against PSG (3-0) caused the Bavarian team’s board of directors to dismiss him. Until then he had led the Munich team in 12 Champions League games, with seven wins and five losses. His Bayern scored 30 goals (2.5 per game) and conceded 17 (1.4 per game), double what Chelsea had conceded, to give an example…

Posteriorly He took charge of Napoli, where he spent a year and a half before being relieved by Gennaro Gattuso. With the Parthenopean team he has a curious record: he has as many draws (six) as the sum of wins (five) and losses (one). Those from southern Italy scored 18 goals in 12 games (1.5 goals per game) and conceded nine (0.75).

One of these four teams (or two, who knows) may be your rival in the quarterfinals and/or semifinals of this edition of the Champions League. They faced Inter and Manchester City last season in the highest European club competition, while it is the case that Benfica was their rival the first time the draw for the round of 16 of the 2021 edition was made. -2022, before having to repeat it again and be paired with PSG. Although as he said in the press conference after the Liverpool game: “The only team I would like to face in the final is Milan.” Good luck for all of you…



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