Second spot no concern for Carlo Ancelotti


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Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti says he is unconcerned that his side failed to top their Champions League group.

The German champions beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday thanks to Robert Lewandowski’s first-half strike but the top two in Group D had already been decided, with Bayern finishing in second spot behind Los Rojiblancos.

Bayern potentially face a tougher assignment in the last 16 as a result of their failure to win the group but Ancelotti remains relaxed and is confident his side can progress regardless of the draw, which takes place on December 12.

“Our objective was to finish first in the group, but I don’t think it will change much,” he said in a post-match press conference.

“There isn’t much difference between the first and second-placed teams. Now we have to wait for the draw.”

Bayern are 4.50 to win the Champions League outright and Atletico Madrid can be backed at 9.50.

On the win over Atleti, he said: “We played well and controlled the game, with a lot of possession and good balance.

“The result isn’t important but the performance will give us confidence for the next games.”

Bayern trail Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig by three points ahead of their home game against Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Ancelotti’s side are 1.15 to come out on top on Saturday and 6.50 to win 3-0. A Wiolfsburg win is 19.00 and a draw is available at 7.50.

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