In a historic night at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Real Madrid not only secured a dominant 3-0 victory against Braga but also witnessed their seasoned manager, Carlo Ancelotti, etch his name in the UEFA Champions League record books.
Ancelotti’s 116th win in the Champions League during Wednesday’s match not only sealed Real Madrid’s fourth consecutive win in the current season but also broke the tie with legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The previous record of 115 victories was jointly held by both Ancelotti and Ferguson, but the Italian tactician now stands alone as the winningest manager in the history of the prestigious competition.
This milestone win also guaranteed Real Madrid’s qualification for the knockout stages, further solidifying Ancelotti’s legacy at the club. The victory, while a personal triumph for the coach, is seen in the context of Real Madrid’s successful campaign in the Champions League this season.
Carlo Ancelotti has surpassed Sir Alex Ferguson to become the manager with the 𝗠𝗢𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗦 in the history of the 🆑 👏 pic.twitter.com/yOqJXOhLWV— 433 (@433) November 9, 2023
Despite the remarkable achievement, Ancelotti remains focused on guiding his team through the remainder of the season.
Rumours surrounding his departure from Real Madrid at the end of the season have circulated, with the experienced manager reportedly set to join the Brazilian national team.
As Ancelotti’s tenure with Real Madrid draws to a close, speculation looms over potential successors, with names like Xabi Alonso, Jose Mourinho, and Zinedine Zidane rumoured to be in contention for the coveted managerial role at the iconic Spanish club.