Ancelotti pleased with Real Madrid victory

Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Malaga yesterday.

Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Malaga yesterday.

Cristiano Ronaldo converted a stoppage-time penalty won by Bale to seal a 2-0 victory for Real Madrid against Malaga on Saturday, allowing Carlo Ancelotti's side to maintain the pressure on Primera Division leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Los Blancos led 1-0 thanks to a fortuitous goal from Angel Di Maria just after half-time, but then spent bulk of the second period being frustrated by some outstanding saves from Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero as they sought a second goal.

However, the clincher duly arrived in added time. Ronaldo, who had had a frustrating afternoon, crashed a spot-kick into the bottom corner after 76th-minute substitute Bale had chased a long ball before going to ground under a challenge from Weligton.

"The match was good, I liked the team's attitude. We defended well, we were more aggressive and compact and had lots of chances to score. The match was very good. I hope to see the same intensity in the upcoming matches," said Ancelotti.

 
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