Struggle and Triumph: Ancelotti Reflects on Real Madrid’s Grueling Journey to 15th European Title

Carlo Ancelotti secured his fifth continental triumph at Wembley, acknowledging his team was truly tested by Dortmund. Reaching another milestone, the Real Madrid coach clinched his 15th European Cup title, marking a challenging journey for the Spanish giants.

The championship victory came as a result of two late goals from Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior in their 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley.

Reflecting on the intense battle, Ancelotti confessed, “The match was more demanding than anticipated. The first half revealed our sluggishness and errors, allowing Dortmund to dominate. However, we regrouped in the second half, minimizing our mistakes and delivering a more cohesive performance.”

Amidst the celebratory atmosphere, Ancelotti shared his elation, saying, “This surreal moment is our reality. Although finals are a mix of highs and lows, I am immensely proud of the team. The season has been phenomenal, and reclaiming the cup fills us with joy.”

When questioned about Madrid’s Champions League success, Ancelotti credited the club’s rich history and talented players for their consistent triumphs. He emphasized the unity within the team, stressing the absence of egos and praising the collaborative spirit in the squad.

Carvajal, who scored the opening goal, recognized the team’s fortune after a challenging first half where Dortmund missed several scoring opportunities. The defender expressed gratitude for the hard-fought victory and acknowledged the unpredictable nature of football.

For Dortmund, the defeat marked another setback in the Champions League final, echoing their loss to Bayern Munich in 2013. Despite the disappointment, goalkeeper Gregor Kobel highlighted the team’s achievement in reaching the final and expressed pride in their journey.

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