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Ancelotti ´can´t understand´ Ronaldo ban

22 February 2014 19:26

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti criticised the decision to uphold Cristiano Ronaldo's three-match ban following the 3-0 win over Elche.

The Portugal star was forced to miss the clash on Saturday as the furore surrounding his red card against Athletic Bilbao at the start of February continues.

Ronaldo was sent off after he clashed with Carlos Gurpegi in the 1-1 draw at San Mames, with Real twice appealing the subsequent three-match ban.

The second attempt was rejected by the Spanish Sport Ministry's Administrative Court just a few hours before Saturday's clash, as Real were once again forced to make do without their talisman.

Ancelotti was still content with how his side performed in what ended up being a routine win, although he could not hide his frustration at being without Ronaldo.

He said: "I'm satisfied because we demonstrated that we are solid. We could have played better but I'm happy.

"Nobody was happy that Ronaldo couldn't play. It wasn't normal that he was suspended for three matches.


"We played well and won without Cristiano, but I still can't understand why he got suspended."


Ancelotti was impressed with the individual performances of numerous players, hailing goalscorer Gareth Bale as "brilliant".


The Italian added: "Bale's performance was good before the goal and brilliant after it.


"(Asier) Illarramendi had a great game. He is becoming more confident. I'm very happy for him.


"Raphael (Varane) had a good game too. He didn't make any mistakes. (But) Alvaro (Morata) is thinking too much about scoring. He needs to focus on playing well instead."

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3 - 0

Elche

L L D L D
Competition
Primera División
Date
22 February 2014
Game week
25
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
73254

Goals

Illarramendi 34'
(assist by Pepe) 
1 - 0
G. Bale 72'
(assist by Xabi Alonso) 
2 - 0
Isco 81'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
3 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
3 51'
17
15
2
14
11 72'
22
24 34'
9
20
Coach: C. Ancelotti
# Player Bookings
1
23
4
21
3 63'
5 40'
17 70'
6
15
14
11
Coach: Fran Escribá

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
23 81'
21
16
1
4
5
18

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +42 39
2 15 +29 35
3 15 +14 32
4 15 +8 30
5 15 +15 28
6 15 +10 27
7 15 +4 27
8 15 +0 20
9 15 -2 20
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