La Liga Santander: Carlo Ancelotti to make history winning top five European league titles

The Italian tactician has already won league titles in Italy, England, Germany and France, and Real Madrid need just four more points from the remaining five games to seal the La Liga Santander.

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti; Credit: Twitter/@MrAncelotti
By Sreejith C R | Apr 21, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti is on the verge of making history as the first manager to win the top five European league titles. The Italian tactician has already won league titles in Italy, England, Germany and France. Nobody has ever achieved this full-house of the so-called big five European leagues before. The Los Blancos have extended their lead at the top of the La Liga standings to 17 points following their 3-1 win over Osasuna on Wednesday. Ancelotti’s side needs just four more points to seal the 2021/22 La Liga Santander

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Ancelotti has done a fantastic job with Los Blanos on his second stint at the club. With 78 points from 33 games, Real Madrid sit comfortably at the summit of the standings. After the 4-0 defeat to Barcelona on 21 March, Madrid won four consecutive league games, including a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Sevilla last Sunday.

Barcelona, who lost 1-0 against Cadiz on Monday, currently sit on 60 points and the Catalan club can reach a maximum of 81 points. This means Madrid need only two more matches to win La Liga considering Barcelona win their remaining matches.

A victory against Espanyol in their next league match will ensure that Madrid need just a draw against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano to be handed the La Liga title for the 35th time.  

Ancelotti’s stunning track record

Although Ancelotti had won the Copa del Rey, Spanish Super cup, UEFA champions League, European Super cup and the FIFA Club World cup with Real Madrid in the 2013-15, he’d missed out on a league title. However, now the Italian looks set to lift his first Spanish League title and thereby create history. 

Ancelotti started his extraordinary journey of European league titles with AC Milan in 2003-04, when he led the Rossoneri to a Serie A triumph. Chelsea was next with the Premier League trophy in 2009-10. France followed as he led Paris Saint-Germain to victory in Ligue 1 in 2012-13. Meanwhile his last League triumph came with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in 2016-17.

On top of that, Ancelotti has also won the Champions League three times, the club world cup twice, the FA Cup, Coppa Italia, Italian super Cup, three editions of the European Super cup and two German Super cups. 

Real Madrid have a Champions League semi-final tie coming up later this month and if the Italian coach can lead his side to European glory, he would become only the first manager to win the Champions League title four times, surpassing Zinedine Zidane and Bob Paisley.