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Ancelotti achieves an exceptional number during his confrontation with Manchester City in the Champions League

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League Plus – Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will break the Champions League record set by Sir Alex Ferguson in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Ancelotti and Ferguson are two of the most celebrated managers in world football and have enjoyed success at the highest level, winning Europe’s elite club competition on multiple occasions.

Ancelotti won four Champions League titles, including two with AC Milan and two with Real Madrid, and won last season’s final against Liverpool, 1-0.

Ferguson won two European titles with Manchester United in 1999 and 2008 after leading Aberdeen to the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983.

Ancelotti continues to bid for a fifth Champions League trophy this season, with Real Madrid heading to the Etihad on Wednesday following their 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu last week.

The 63-year-old will take charge of his 191st Champions League game as manager on Wednesday, which will see him overtake the previous record set by Ferguson, who has made a total of 190 appearances in the competition.

Los Blancos’ return leg against Citizen is also Ancelotti’s 50th Champions League match with the Spanish giants, and having previously taken charge of 73 appearances for AC Milan in the competition, the Italian will become the second coach to reach 50 appearances for two different clubs, alongside Manchester boss Pep Guardiola. City.

Guardiola has been in charge of exactly 50 Champions League matches during his time with Barcelona and will sit in the coaching position for the 74th time as Manchester City manager in Europe’s premier club competition on Wednesday.

Real Madrid are seeking to move one step closer to winning a record 15th Champions League title and Ancelotti believes the “special” nature of the competition can galvanize his team against the Manchester City side who were beaten by Los Blancos in the semi-final match last season.