Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side's character as they ground out a 1-0 win away to Malaga on Saturday to maintain their three-point lead at the top of La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner midway through the first-half, but Los Blancos were forced to hang on in the final stages as Malaga pressed hard for an equaliser.
"You can't always win 2-0 or 3-0. I am happy because the team showed solidity, a good attitude, worked together and knew how to suffer," said the Italian.
"I don't think it was our worst game in recent times. As I said, our play wasn't spectacular, but we made up for that with other things.