Ancelotti confirmed last week that Lopez would be his Liga keeper, while Iker Casillas would see action in the Copa and Champions League.
"I try to play every game, but the coach chooses who he wants. Iker wants to play as much as he can, as do I.
"But we have to respect the coach's decision," said Lopez.
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