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Malaga prepare to fight for second

SoccerNews in La Liga 22 Dec 2012

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Malaga winger Joaquin believes if his side can beat Real Madrid on Saturday they will be capable of fighting for second spot in La Liga.

The Spanish side have not managed to beat Real in 29 years but Joaquin believes Madrid’s recent form means Malaga could have a good opportunity to record a shock result.

“Yes they are stronger opponents, but we have another chance,” Joaquin said.

“It’s a good time (to face them) and they are not at their best. We will try to go on holiday with the joy of a good win against Real Madrid.

“We have two straight wins at home and are playing pretty well.”

Malaga are fourth in the league after amassing 28 points from their 16 fixtures so far, and Joaquin believes his side are capable of competing for second place with Real and Atletico Madrid.

“If we beat Madrid we will go to within two points. We are capable of fighting for those places and while the table says otherwise, we will fight until the end,” he said.

The winger was also keen to point out the mistakes Malaga made against Jose Mourinho’s men last season, and insisted they would have to learn from that if they are to win.

“We cannot leave the spaces against them. They are very good and fast,” Joaquin said.

“We must learn from those mistakes from last year and (apply) it to our football. The more we have the ball, the more they will suffer.”

The 31-year-old former Valencia man also admitted he still thinks about how he almost signed for Real several years ago.

“I’m always asked that question. Many years have passed, but it’s something that will stay there in my career,” he said.

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