Madrid got lucky – Casillas

The goalkeeper felt his side were fortunate to emerge victorious on Friday night, despite the convincing nature of the scoreline

Iker Casillas admitted Real Madrid “got lucky” after extending their winning streak to 20 games in all competitions with a 4-1 win at Almeria.

Isco’s curling effort made it 1-0 before an equaliser from Verza on 39 minutes, only for Gareth Bale to head Madrid into the lead before half-time.

Almeria then had the chance to level for a second time, but Casillas kept out Verza’s penalty, and Madrid took full advantage with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice late on to seal the win.

At 1-2 if we’d conceded a goal the game would’ve been different, but we reacted after that. I don’t know whether in general it was our most uncomfortable game so far. Maybe.

“But today we said at half-time that we weren’t at our best; maybe we were a wee bit fortunate. During games like this you just have to push on.”

Victory means Madrid are now five points clear of second-placed Barcelona, who face Getafe in La Liga on Saturday.

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