Manuel Pellegrini was pleased with his Malaga side as they came from behind to beat Levante.
Two goals from Isco completed a 2-1 win for the Andalusian side, and the Chilean Coach has claimed that the three points gained at Ciutat de Valencia could be crucial.
“We knew it was going to be hard to play here,” he told a Press conference. “Levante are really good at home and have proved in the past that they can handle our system.
“It was a balanced game in the first half, but we improved vastly in the second half.
“Our defence was solid and we took our chances when they came.
“As a group we played well, and individually everyone was on their game.”