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Real Madrid boss Ancelotti defends tactics for Barcelona defeat

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti defended his team selection for defeat at Barcelona.

Ancelotti was criticised for playing not to lose last night.

"I don't think we played with three defensive midfielders because Modric isn't a defensive midfielder. Khedira and Ramos played defensively to give the team balance. Carvajal played with an attacking mindset, so did Marcelo, Di María is a forward, Ronaldo as well… I don't think that Barcelona played with as many forwards. They only played with Messi and Neymar".

He also assessed his experience in his first Clasico: "It was a great match with fantastic atmosphere. I think it was a great spectacle against a great team. We set out to win."

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