Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso insists they're in a good position after their 1-1 draw at Champions League opponents CSKA Moscow.

CSKA struck a last minute equaliser.

Xabi declared: "We clearly expected a better result seeing how the game unfolded. The draw isn't a bad result, but it could have been better.

"The cold wasn't much of a problem. The turf was different. I felt we didn't fully adapt to it, especially when passing the ball.

"We all saw Ronaldo was fouled before their equaliser, but we shouldn't dwell on it. Our opponent also did a good job and practically had no trouble until they scored. We are confident to win the tie in the return leg."