Carlo Ancelotti Failing to Find Real Madrid's Missing Balance

Real Madrid suffered a 2-1 loss to local rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at home on Saturday.

updated: September 14, 2014 17:36 IST
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Real Madrid, who have an enviable front line of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, have had a tough start to the La Liga season.


Madrid: Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted that his star-laden side needs to find a balance between attack and defence as they were again humbled by local rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Atletico have yet to be beaten by Real in three meetings already this campaign after suffering a heartbreaking Champions League final defeat to Los Blancos back in May as they also won the Spanish Super Cup last month 2-1 on aggregate.

A second consecutive La Liga defeat for Real leaves Ancelotti's men six points adrift of Barcelona and four behind Atletico after just three games of the new league season.

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