Ancelotti hoping to avoid Madrid Champions League reunion
Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti has no desire for a Real Madrid reunion in the last-16 of the Champions League.
The Bundesliga champions beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, but knew ahead of that match that they could not usurp Diego Simeone's men at the top of Group D.
Bayern now, theoretically, face a tougher last-16 draw against one of the eight group-stage winners, raising the possibility of Ancelotti facing former club and current holders Real, who he led to Champions League glory in 2014, if they top Group F.
"Of course I don't want to face Real Madrid, but we have to wait to see," Ancelotti told beIN Sports after the match in Munich.
"Whether you're first or second there are many strong teams who have finished as runners-up.
"No matter what it will be difficult."
Real must beat Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in order to finish top of their group.