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Xabi full of praise for Real Madrid matchwinner Di Maria

Xabi Alonso heaped praise on Real Madrid matchwinner Angel di Maria after victory over Auxerre.

The Argentine wideman scored the only goal of the game, which appeared to be drifting towards a scoreless draw as the Spaniards were once again largely impotent in attack.

"[Di Maria] made good use of the space and also the great work done by [Karim] Benzema to score the winning goal," said Xabi.

"We were well organised against a team who were going to defend. We had the patience to take three very important points, which mean we will not feel the pinch in the group."

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