Real Madrid and Manchester City faced off in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, but the spotlight was on Real Madrid’s coach, Charles Ancelotti. Not only did his team play an intense match, but Ancelotti also made history during the game.
The Italian coach made his 190th appearance as a coach in the Champions League, matching the record set by legendary Manchester United coach, Alex Ferguson. Ancelotti has already won the Champions League three times in his career, and he is looking to add a fourth title with Real Madrid this year.
But Ancelotti’s record-breaking moment is yet to come, as he is set to break Ferguson’s record in the return match against Manchester City on Wednesday, May 17. This will be his 191st appearance as a coach in the Champions League, making him the coach with the most appearances in the history of the tournament.
Ancelotti’s impressive coaching career has also seen him win several domestic titles in Italy, England, France, and Spain. He has coached some of the biggest clubs in world football, including AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich. His tactical knowledge, calm demeanor, and ability to handle big personalities have made him one of the most respected coaches in the game.
Real Madrid will be hoping that Ancelotti’s experience and success in the Champions League can help them overcome Manchester City and secure a place in the final. With the return leg set to be played at the Etihad Stadium, it promises to be a thrilling match, and a chance for Ancelotti to make history once again.