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Ancelotti must think Angel Di Maria has a lot to contribute to Real Madrid, as he has been willing to shoehorn him into the starting 11 in a number of positions in order to give him game time.
With Cristiano Ronaldo operating on the left and Gareth Bale starting on the right, the Italian coach used the skinny Argentine through the middle, in the position that Isco would normally operate from.
The central role did not come naturally to Di Maria, however, and he could often be found drifting out to the areas of the pitch he is more accustomed to on the left.
From there he proved his worth, offering more spark in attack than the rest of the players in Madrid's attacking third.
When it came time to make a change, Ancelotti pulled off Bale, who had little effect on the right, rather than the livelier Di Maria, who also helped out frequently in defense.
The mystery of where to play the Argentine when both Cristiano and Bale are fit has not yet been solved, but the manager must continue to tinker until he finds the right combination.