Carlo Ancelotti sends El Clásico warning to Real Madrid stars after Shakhtar Donetsk win

Carlo Ancelotti has warned his Real Madrid players that they face a very different test this weekend.

Los Blancos were comfortable winners on Tuesday night as they returned to winning ways in the Champions League with a 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

Vinicius Junior scored twice, and an own goal, as well as goals from Karim Benzema and Rodrygo got the job done.

The result gets Real Madrid back on course following their shock defeat to Sheriff in their last Champions League outing.

But Ancelotti is keen for his men to avoid getting carried away, and in a glowing verdict of his team’s latest performance, he has warned that this Sunday’s Clásico clash with Barcelona will be a very different test.

“Vinicius has done very well. It’s difficult to choose a player who has stood out today,” he said after the game.

“Everyone has played very well. We have defended well, we were focused on the game from the first moment.

“We have applied the strategy very well and we have waited a little. It’s a game that gives us confidence, but against Barcelona is another game, another history.”

Real Madrid head into the clash with Barca just two points ahead of their fierce rivals, and they make the trip to Camp Nou having lost their last outing in La Liga, slipping up against Espanyol.

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