Xabi Alonso has admitted that Real Madrid struggled against Malaga this evening.
Los Blancos endured a nervy night at La Rosaleda, but eventually overcame the Boquerones 1-0.
“Yes, we struggled,” he told reporters after the game. “In the second half especially they pushed us.
“They played well and we suffered as a consequence.
“This is an important three points for us. Every match counts.
“Now we have to wait and see what happens with our rivals.”