Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is happy to see the Spanish Liga so competitive.

Real are battling Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for the title at this stage in the season.

Ancelotti said: "I knew that it is a league in which every team tries to play football and control the play. That is very good for the spectacle. There are three teams fighting to win the league and it is still very interesting."

Ancelotti was also asked about Lionel Messi's return from injury at Barca.

"I don't know if he's changed position. He has played well in recent matches and has shown that he is fit and has recovered well from his injury. He has not scored many goals, but he is still, as he always has been, very important for Barcelona."

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