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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti satisfied with Real Betis stalemate: Bale wanted to say farewell, but...

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was satisfied with their 0-0 draw with Real Betis - the final game of the LaLiga season.

Ancelotti says he's been delighted with their title winning campaign.

He said, “I'd give ourselves top marks because it's been a season where we started well and we've finished stronger. We've been consistent. Sometimes we've played extremely well and sometimes not so well, but the team's always shown commitment. We have to praise the individual performances of Courtois, Karim, Vinicius as well as the rest of the squad. The collective work has been excellent and so have the players who have made fewer appearances.

“The atmosphere's been incredible and I thank the players for respecting my decisions. They've never given up even if they didn't get to play and I've benched players who've won four Champions League trophies. The atmosphere at Valdebebas has been the difference this season."

Gareth Bale missed the game - his last chance to say farewell to the Los Merengues support.

Ancelotti added: “He wasn't on the bench tonight because he wasn't fit. He wanted to say farewell to the fans here at the stadium. He's got one last chance because he'll be fit for the final."


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