Carlo Ancelotti hit two historic Champions League milestones following Real Madrid’s quarter-final win over Chelsea yesterday.

Los Blancos, under the guidance of the Italian coach, beat Thomas Tuchel’s side 5-4 on aggregate after a thrilling 3-2 second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday. It was another memorable European night for Ancelotti, who is proven himself a Champions League specialist.

Ancelotti is the first coach to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League in four consecutive decades, doing so in 1999 with Juventus, in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 with Milan and in 2014, 2015 and in 2022 with Real Madrid. He also reached the semi-finals as a player with Roma in 1984, losing to Liverpool in the finals.

The Italian coach also joined Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho in becoming the third coach to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals eight times, showing his masterclass in the competition.

Ancelotti will also become the first coach to win the league title in all of Europe’s top five leagues, quietly proving himself to be one of the best coaches in the business, once Real Madrid secure their La Liga title.

2 thought on “Ancelotti hits two historic Champions League milestones”
  1. Such an underrated coach. All of the talk about Pep, Klopp & Conte and Ancelotti just goes about his job quietly and effectively.

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