Real Madrid’s Ancelotti Denies Tax Fraud Allegations After Champions League Game

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Ancelotti’s Tax Woes

Carlo Ancelotti, the esteemed manager of Real Madrid, has been embroiled in controversy following accusations from Spanish prosecutors alleging tax fraud. The allegations suggest that Ancelotti obscured his income using a complex network of shell companies during his initial tenure in LaLiga, which dates back ten years. The sum in question is approximately £855,000, and Ancelotti is facing two counts of tax fraud, with potential prison time of up to four years and nine months.

Ancelotti Strikes Back

In the wake of Real Madrid’s recent Champions League match against RB Leipzig, Ancelotti has vocally defended himself against these accusations. He asserts that the issue is a relic from eight years prior and maintains his non-residency status at the time. Ancelotti claims to have settled the matter by paying a fine and insists on his innocence.

On the Pitch: Real Madrid’s Mixed Fortunes

Despite the off-field drama, Ancelotti’s team managed to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals. Real Madrid played to a 1-1 draw against RB Leipzig at the Bernabeu, leveraging their 1-0 victory in the first leg to advance on aggregate.

Ancelotti’s Reflections on Real’s Performance

The Italian manager offered a candid assessment of his team’s performance, admitting that they did not play well. He acknowledged the quality of their opponents, who played without restraint, and highlighted that his own team suffered due to a defensive approach. Ancelotti emphasized the need for self-critique without overstatement and stressed the importance of preparing for upcoming matches, noting that his team’s lack of offensive depth contributed to a disappointing evening on the field.

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