Football: Real coach Ancelotti has no complaints in Madrid derby defeat
MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted that Atletico Madrid were deserving victors after they handed him his first defeat in charge of Los Blancos with a 1-0 success at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night.
Gareth Bale finally made his home debut for Real as a second-half substitute, but Diego Costa was the star of the show as he scored the only goal of the game after just 11 minutes to maintain Atletico's 100 per cent start to the season.
And despite Diego Simeone's men sitting back and defending their lead, Ancelotti accepted they still had the better chances to score a second on the counter-attack.
"Atletico Madrid deserved to win. They were very defensive but they scored a goal on the counter-attack," he told a press conference.