Ancelotti: Barcelona defeat won't affect cup final

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti does not think Barcelona's shock defeat at Granada will have any bearing on Wednesday's Copa del Rey final between the arch rivals.

The reigning Primera Division champions went down 1-0 in Andalusia on Saturday, allowing Ancelotti's men to climb into second place - level on points with leaders Atletico, who visit Getafe on Sunday - with a 4-0 home win over Almeria in the late kick-off.

It was a surprise because Barcelona has more quality than Granada, but at this time of the season all teams are fighting for a goal and those fighting for salvation are the most dangerous," he said at his post-match press conference.

I think Barcelona are thinking they can still win the league.

There are many surprises in this league, and I think they will fight to the end. It will not change the dynamic of Wednesday's match.

We have an incredibly important match on Wednesday, and we don't have time to think about anything else.

– Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti

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