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Carlo Ancelotti "confused" over Real Madrid attacking woes

Carlo Ancelotti admits that his Real Madrid team are struggling to connect up front following their shock 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao.

Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that his Real Madrid team are struggling up front following this weekend's shock 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

An Aritz Aduriz header was enough to condemn the European champions to their third La Liga defeat in 2015.

Ancelotti is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "There is no connection, there is too much individual play. It's strange to say Madrid have a problem up front when we have scored so many goals but I think it's the truth.

"The front three didn't play well, but it is not just their fault. We need to attack as a team. It is quite confusing what we are doing when we are attacking at the moment."

Real are now second in La Liga after Barcelona's 6-1 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano on Sunday allowed the Catalan giants to leapfrog their rivals at the summit.

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Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
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2Barcelona25165455223353
3Real Madrid25165443202353
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5Real Sociedad25119542212142
6Real Betis25123103338-539
7Villarreal2581343327637
8Granada2596103142-1133
9Levante2571173534132
10Athletic Bilbao2486103428630
11Celta Vigo257993037-730
12Osasuna2577112333-1028
13Getafe2576122030-1027
14Valencia2569103035-527
15CadizCadiz2567122141-2025
16AlavesAlaves2557132039-1922
17EibarEibar25410112028-822
18Real Valladolid25410112336-1322
19ElcheElche2449112136-1521
20Huesca25311112236-1420

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