Higuain said: “Despite having several injuries to deal with we proved that any player on this team can play. Palanca did a great job. We should feel proud of our performance and for hanging in there pound for pound.
“They capitalized on their offensive potential. No one had faith in us, but we proved that we wanted to win. We believed in ourselves from the very start.”
He added: “They are twelve points ahead of us, but there’s a long way to go. We are Real Madrid and we always play to win.”