Ancelotti's New Midfield Dilemma

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Ancelotti's New Midfield Dilemma
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It has all been a bit of a juggling act so far for Carlo Ancelotti in his first season at Real Madrid. But, perhaps this was always going to be the case after promises to change the side's style of play from Jose Mourinho's pragmatic counter-attacking approach to an 'attractive possession-based football'. Real Madrid have been a side in transition and while results have not been bad, some performances have left a lot to be desired. Xabi Alonso's absence for the first two months did not help, but, he is back playing again and last time out against Real Sociedad, the signs were encouraging...

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