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Confident Real Chip At The Gap

Real Madrid brace-man, Angel Di Maria, was pleased with his team’s powerful win at Valencia on Sunday.

The 5-0 thrashing opened the flood gates of relief for Los Blancos, who had been a shadow of their champions’ selves in La Liga of late.

Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentine international Di Maria scored twice during the game, to help put Real back onto a winning track emphatically.

Earlier, runaway league leaders Barcelona had slipped to their first league defeat of the season.

And so while Real may still trail their great rivals by a daunting 15 points, they are suddenly brimming with confidence.

And Di Maria has indicated that Jose Mourinho’s men are now ready to start chipping away at the gap in the table, to make the second half of the season far more competitive than the first.

"It was a match that we made easy for ourselves,” Di Maria explained on Sunday night.

“We did things well from the start. It was important to keep our winning streak going. There are some matches that are difficult and others that are easier, but this time we had a great match and we went out to press forward as we have been doing and we got a lot of goals.

“It is an important win and means that we keep closing the gap."

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