Angel Di Maria was conceded that Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid was crucial in the race for second place.
Los Blancos came from behind to beat their city rivals and move six points clear of Diego Simeone's men.
The Argentine winger though, has admitted that it was a tough match, but was delighted to score the winning goal.
“We will not throw away the League,” he told Europa Press. “The Coach picked the team he thought would win, and that's what happened.
“We did our best. We knew we could not lose and we had to do things as well as possible to keep up our place in the League.
“The win is extra motivation [before facing Borussia Dortmund].”