The victory against Liverpool, secured as Vinicius tapped home Federico Valverde’s cross-shot, marked Ancelotti’s fourth Champions League success – an outright record for a head coach. Madrid incredibly defeated Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City to set up the showpiece event with Liverpool.
Asked about his record and how Madrid overcame so many great teams, Ancelotti told BT Sport: “I can’t believe. I cannot believe. We are really happy. What can I say? I cannot say more.
“I am a record man. I had the luck to come here last year and we’ve had a fantastic season. I found a squad, as usual, with a lot of quality and a lot of mental character.
“We passed through some really difficult games. The supporters helped us a lot. Tonight, I’m really happy that they are happy.”