Real Madrid are now enjoying a three-point cushion at the top of the La Liga standings thanks to a tight 1-0 victory over Malaga. It wasn't the most attractive victory, but winning is always the most important thing.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal for Los Blancos, which sealed the victory, as he remained dangerous throughout the entire game. Malaga made things difficult at the end of the game, but the visitors were able to hold on to take all three points.
Carlo Ancelotti has had his side in fine form in 2014, and there is a lot for fans to be excited about. With that being said, let's now take a look at six things we learned from the victory at La Rosaleda.
*All statistics are courtesy of WhoScored.com.