Neither side created much in the Spanish capital with Thibaut Courtois making a key stop to keep out Arnaut Danjuma before the break.
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Despite a reputation for scoring late goals this season, with 18 of their 21 league goals in 2021/22 coming in the second period, Ancelotti’s hosts were unable to carve out a winner.
Up next for Real Madrid is a midweek return to Champions League action as they host Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol on Tuesday night.
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