Real Madrid lost precious points last night (Sunday) in the championship fight against Barcelona in the Spanish league after finishing with a frustrating 0:0 against Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Blancos were better, kicked more on goal but could not find the net of the Basques and are now 5 points away from Xavi and his players who seem to have returned sharper from the World Cup break.
"This draw came in the most brutal way possible," wrote AS.
"Real was better, kicked a lot more at the goal, but couldn't score and Barcelona is the winter champion."
Ancelotti, yesterday in Madrid, photo: Reuters
Despite the disappointment, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti forgave his players and remained optimistic.
After the game, he analyzed the game and said: "I am satisfied, we played very well. We deserved to win. We pressed throughout the 90 minutes, we were very intense. It was difficult for me to make substitutions, because no one deserved to be substituted. Although we did not score, but I Satisfied. Barcelona is very good this season, but there is still a lot of time. January was not easy for us, but we improved in defense and fought until the end."
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