Real Madrid is maintaining their top place in the La Liga table with a narrow win against Malaga, but their mental strength has been tested with this match.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal keep them ahead with the city rival Atletico Madrid and defending champions Barcelona.
Barcelona score seven goals against Osasuna and Lionel Messi set a new record of all-time top scorer in Barcelona.
Real Madrid continue their unbeaten 30 matches run and next week match against Barcelona will decide a big name in title race.
The Whites manager Carlo Ancelotti said they are ready to face Barcelona, but with revenge plan for early stage lost against them.
Ancelotti said of last performance: “This team is playing consistently,”
“There are matches in which we have to play to different strengths. Our players’ attitude in defence was great and they worked hard. I think we are ready to play the Clasico.”
“This was a very good and important result because winning here wasn’t easy but we managed to do it,”
He added: “We had plenty of chances to kill off the game but were lacking in terms of the final ball. It was a normal game against a very motivated side, like all the teams are at this stage of the season.
We also have to praise Malaga. They played a good match in which they put a lot of pressure on us and worked really hard. You can’t always win 2-0 or 3-0.
I am happy because the team was solid, had a good attitude and worked hard together, which is a good thing.”
Ronaldo and Gareth Bale is still being a good pair to make chances, but Karim Benzema’s injury has to rectify before the big clash.