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Carlo Ancelotti tested negative for Covid-19 and will be on the bench for Real Madrid vs. Chelsea

Will be present. Carlo Ancelotti has tested negative for COVID-19 and has already traveled to London to join the Whites. The Italian coach may be on the bench at Stamford Bridge to direct Real Madrid in the match against Chelsea for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, as reported by the club today in a statement.

Real Madrid CF announces that our coach Carlo Ancelotti has tested negative for COVID-19, so he will travel to London this morning to join the first team training camp”, announced the Madrid team.

The madridista expedition left this Tuesday from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport and landed in Luton in the afternoon, before being concentrated at the Conrad London St. James hotel. The Italian coach was not traveling in it, since he had to undergo a new test to find out if he has finally recovered from COVID-19.

Ancelotti tested positive for COVID-19 last Wednesday and was unable to accompany the team in the match against RC Celta in Balaídos, which ended in a White victory (1-2), with the Whites’ assistant coach, his son Davide, on the bench .

After the negative, ‘Carletto’ will fly to London this morning, where he will meet up with his players and coaching staff at the team hotel.

He will be able to give the pre-match talk and the starting team before leaving for Stamford Bridge, where he will reappear on the bench.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea: the preview

Less than a year after their exciting duel in the semifinals, Chelsea, current champion, and Real Madrid meet again in the Champions League, this time in the quarterfinals, with the first leg on Wednesday in the English capital.

But the London club, third in their championship, can feed on the memory of 2021, where they eliminated Real Madrid (1-1 in Madrid, 2-0 victory in London).

The ‘Merengues’, capable of the best and the worst this season, such as the shipwreck at home in the classic against Barcelona (4-0 defeat in mid-March), arrive with confidence: they lead LaLiga with a 12-point advantage over Barça and have eliminated the Paris Saint-Germain of Mbappé, Messi and Neymar in the previous round.

Source: Elcomercio