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LaLiga: Ancelotti reveals who to blame for 4-0 loss to Barcelona

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Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has taken responsibility for their 4-0 El Clasico thrashing by Barcelona on Sunday.

According to the Italian, it was “my fault.”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace and Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres were also on the scoresheet as Barca recorded their biggest Clasico win at the Bernabeu since 2015.

Aubameyang, Torres and Ousmane Dembele — who provided two assists — all spurned second-half chances to increase the margin of Barca’s victory.

The result left Madrid, who hadn’t lost in LaLiga since Jan. 2, nine points clear at the top of the table, with Barca 12 points behind in third place.

“It isn’t difficult to explain. They played better than us,” Ancelotti told Movistar. “We wanted to control the ball more, to press them high, but it didn’t work … It’s my fault.”

He added: “We weren’t recognisable. Everything went badly. We have to forget it and look forward, we have a big lead [in the table]. I said [to the players] that it was the coach’s fault.”

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