Watch fuming Carlo Ancelotti lay into Real Madrid star Rodrygo after subbing him off against Villarreal | The Sun
CARLO ANCELOTTI has denied he and Rodrygo have had a bust-up despite him being caught out camera laying into his Real Madrid star.
The drama happened during last night’s 3-2 victory at Villarreal in the Copa del Rey.
Etienne Capoue fired Villarreal ahead before Samuel Chukwueze doubled the hosts’ advantage.
But Madrid produced an incredible comeback after the break to reach the last-16 as Vinicius Junior pulled one back before Eder Militao equalised.
Then, with just four minutes remaining, Dani Ceballos pounced to complete the stunning victory.
However, their win was overshadowed by a fall-out on the touchline between Ancelotti and Rodrygo.
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The Brazilian international forward, 22, was subbed early into the second period and replaced by Marco Asensio.
Rodrygo was fuming at the decision of his manager – but the 63-year-old Italian was having none of it.
He was spotted giving the South American a stern and no-nonsense talking to while wagging his finger at the long-faced Rodrygo, who could only sit there and take it on the bench.
When asked about the incident afterwards, Ancellotti said: “Rodrygo the change is because he was a bit loaded and I preferred not to risk it.
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“He didn't say hello because I think he forgot, I don't think it was for nothing.
“I told him not to forget to say hello when he was substituted.”
The draw for the quarter finals will take place later today.
Madrid will be in the hat along with Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Osasuna and Barcelona.
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