"We played well from the start and took an early lead, which made our task a little easier. Although Cruz Azul had the opportunity to get back into the game with a penalty, Iker Casillas made a strong save. We then wrapped things up in the second half. The atmosphere here is fantastic; the support of the fans is a big boost for us. We've got plenty of quality in our squad; the players are very focused and always ready to give their all. Now we're just one win from the title and we're 100 per cent ready for the task ahead. My team deserves this trophy; it would be a great end to a wonderful year."
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach

"Real Madrid deserved to win; they were clearly superior. The 4-0 scoreline is a good reflection of what happened out on the pitch. We had some good chances to score but unfortunately we couldn't make use of any of them. Although we've simply got to acknowledge that Madrid were by far the better team, it was a great experience to play against such a strong side, and we can learn plenty from it. Now our full attention will be on the match for third place, a game we want to win no matter what."
Luis Fernando Tena, Cruz Azul coach