Real, Barca favourites for Champions League: Ancelotti

Updated: 03 February 2012 22:14 IST

Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti believes the Champions League trophy is destined for Spain this year, claiming that Real Madrid and Barcelona are "above the rest" of the sides still left in the competition.

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Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti believes the Champions League trophy is destined for Spain this year, claiming that Real Madrid and Barcelona are "above the rest" of the sides still left in the competition.

"Real and Barca are above the rest," Ancelotti told AFP in an interview on Thursday.

"Below, it's very balanced, like Inter-Marseille will be. It will be hard for everyone. Same for Chelsea who are struggling at the moment," the Italian added, effectively writing off the Blues' chances of winning Europe's top club competition.

Ancelotti also thinks that the Premier League would benefit should Jose Mourinho opt to leave Real and return to England, adding that "it would be a good thing for English football."

Topics : Football Samuel Eto'o Fils Levski Sofia Barcelona AC Milan Gareth Bale Real Madrid
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