Ancelotti looking to equal Guardiola, Mourinho’s UCL record against Chelsea
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will be aiming to equal a Champions League record when his side welcome Chelsea to the Bernabeu for Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg.
The Italian’s side have one foot firmly in the semi-finals of the competition after Karim Benzema made it back-to-back Champions League hat-tricks in a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.
Ancelotti is no stranger to success in the competition with three European titles to his name, while he has steered his sides to the semi-finals in seven previous editions.
Should Los Blancos progress to the semi-finals of the 2021-22 tournament, Ancelotti will become just the third manager in history to make the final four a record eight times.
Only Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have done so previously, and Ancelotti has been eliminated in the semi-finals of the Champions League three times in 1998-99, 2005-06 and 2014-15.
Real Madrid will meet either Manchester City or Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals should they progress past Chelsea, whom Ancelotti could only guide as far as the quarter-finals in the 2010-11 season.