Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is full of praise for Atletico Madrid rival Diego Simeone.

The two teams face-off today.

"I think he is doing a fantastic job and his team has won a lot of titles thanks to his work. A coach teaches his team his own virtues and Atlético has its own identity thanks to his work," said Ancelotti.

"Statistics do not affect this kind of game. The other day we did not have a good history in Germany and we won. Statistics don't tell me anything and tomorrow will be a different game".

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