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Carlo Ancelotti 'surprised' by Barcelona loss

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti does not believe that Barcelona's league defeat to Granada will "change the dynamic" of Wednesday's Copa del Rey final.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he was 'surprised' to learn of Barcelona's 1-0 defeat at Granada at the weekend.

However, the Italian has insisted that the result will not influence Wednesday's Copa del Rey final between the two sides at the Mestalla.

"It was a surprise because Barcelona has more quality than Granada, but at this time of the season all teams are fighting for a goal and those fighting for salvation are the most dangerous," he told reporters at a press conference.

"I think Barcelona are thinking they can still win the league. There are many surprises in this league, and I think they will fight to the end. It will not change the dynamic of Wednesday's match."

Madrid are currently second in La Liga, one point ahead of third-place Barcelona and three behind leaders Atletico Madrid.

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1Atletico MadridAtletico24184247163158
2Barcelona25165455223353
3Real Madrid25165443202353
4Sevilla24153634181648
5Real Sociedad25119542212142
6Real Betis25123103338-539
7Villarreal2681353429537
8Granada2596103142-1133
9Levante2571173534132
10Celta Vigo257993037-730
11Valencia2679103236-430
12Athletic Bilbao2486103428630
13Osasuna2577112333-1028
14Getafe2576122030-1027
15CadizCadiz2567122141-2025
16AlavesAlaves2557132039-1922
17EibarEibar25410112028-822
18Real Valladolid25410112336-1322
19ElcheElche2449112136-1521
20Huesca25311112236-1420

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