...And more praise

After the record-breaking victory, Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on his players for the stunning run over the past eight weeks.

"I am very happy. It seems like a dream, but we are delighted and hope it continues.

"I will get the merit for this record, but in reality I have the luck to coach a fantastic team, with fantastic players at a fantastic club.

"I have profound admiration for these players that are playing very well. We need to keep going though because the season is very long."

The Italian led Real to a record-extending 10th European title last season in his first term in charge.

- Wire Services.