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Zidane: I learned many things from Ancelotti

2017-04-13 09:35
Zinedine Zidane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has credited the club's former manager, Carlo Ancelotti for what he's achieved in charge of the Spanish giants.

The former France international legend served as Ancelotti's assistant and sat alongside the Italian, as Los Blancos clinched La Decima - a tenth European crown, back in 2014.

Ancelotti is now in charge of Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, who meet Real in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

"I learned many things from Ancelotti. I won't tell you what, but many things," the 1998 World Cup winner said at a press conference, according to AS.

"I know him and he knows me, but it doesn't mean anything. It's neither a disadvantage nor an advantage.

"There is a game and I think they are two very good teams that will face each other and nothing else," Zidane added. "We are not playing against Carlo."

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.

Arturo Vidal headed Bayern into a first-half lead, but then skied a penalty attempt on the stroke of half-time before Ronaldo volleyed the defending champions' level.

Bayern played the last half an hour a man down after centre-back Javi Martinez was sent off for two fouls on Ronaldo within three minutes of each other.

Four-time world player of the year Ronaldo then slotted in the winner between goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's legs for the winner 13 minutes from time.


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