After both keepers making mistakes, Carlo Ancelotti makes tough decision

Real Madrid keepers Kepa and Lunin have made errors in recent games which leaves Ancelotti in a difficult spot

By Emmanuel Mendez

Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti are unsure about Kepa and Lunin for the rest of the season.
Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti are unsure about Kepa and Lunin for the rest of the season.
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Real Madrid are put in a difficult situation at the moment. After Kepa Arrizabalaga made mistakes in their Spanish Super Cup semifinal 5-3 win against Atletico Madrid, Andriy Lunin came in to display a great performance in the final against Barca. It looked like Lunin would be set to start in goal for the rest of the season after his display in the 4-1 win in El Clasico.

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Questions about Lunin would then come up after Real Madrid's loss to Atletico Madrid. The Madrid derby delivered once again after their clash in Saudi Arabia. In the Copa del Rey Round of 16 Madrid derby, the Ukrainian keeper not only conceded four goals, but one of them was mostly his fault. Real Madrid were eliminated from the Copa del Rey after losing 4-2 to Atletico Madrid in the Civitas Metropolitano stadium.

A ball bounced into the Real Madrid box for Atletico Madrid's second goal, which was meant to go for Alvaro Morata. Lunin gets to the ball first, which seems great at first, but it's what he does with the ball that is questionable. The keeper had the chance to grab the ball but instead tried to get rid of the ball with one hand. The ball rebounded onto Rudiger, who was very close to his keeper, and the ball fell to Morata, who easily tapped in the empty net.

This is the second time Rudiger was involved in a mistake by a Real Madrid keeper against Atletico Madrid. Lunin would then concede two world-class goals by Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo Riquelme. Now that both keepers seemed shaky and low in confidence, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was asked who he was chosen for the next game.

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Carlo Ancelotti can't decide on which keeper to pick for the next games but defends them both

Carlo Ancelotti looks to prepare Real Madrid for their next game in La Liga against bottom-of-the-league Almeria. Ancelotti says he is unsure of who to pick between Kepa and Lunin but assures that he backs them both to do well for Madrid this season.

Ancelotti says, “Goalkeepers make mistakes, as Kepa and Lunin did; there is no debate about that. Who’s starting tomorrow? I haven’t decided yet. This does not change the confidence I have in both. I am happy with how we played against Atletico Madrid in Copa del Rey."

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