Real Madrid suffered a 4-2 defeat to rivals Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey, with Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo Riquelme scoring in extra time to give Atletico a place in the quarter-finals. Real Madrid twice equalized to take the game to extra time, but ultimately fell short. In the post-match press conference, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti criticized his players for forcing the play, especially when they had the game under control. He praised the young players in the squad but stressed the importance of taking calculated risks at the right moments. Despite the loss, Ancelotti maintained that his team played a complete and hard-fought game against a strong rival. The defeat ended Real Madrid’s 21-match unbeaten run, but Ancelotti remains optimistic about the team’s future.

Real Madrid’s manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has announced that goalkeeper Andriy Lunin will be replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga in the starting lineup after the team’s loss to Atletico Madrid. Los Blancos were knocked out of the Copa del Rey in the Round of 16 after losing 4-2 in extra time against Atletico on Thursday, January 18th. Andriy Lunin started the game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, making eight saves, but perhaps could have done better on some occasions.