BRUSSELS: High-flying Spanish club Malaga continued with their great run to the season by beating Anderlecht 3-0 in a Champions League Group C match at Stade Constant Vanden Stock this morning.
And Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini was naturally thrilled with the win - hailing his side's performance as "complete".
Two stunning strikes from Eliseu either side of a Joaquin penalty were enough to secure a second win for Malaga, who outclassed their Belgian opponents.
"I am very happy," Pellegrini told Canal+.
"We have made a very complete game on both the offensive and defensive against a team that tied with AC Milan earlier and on this pitch it is very difficult.
"We got good movement from the team but that's less important than the attitude to go out and seek victory in each game, no matter who plays.
"Before starting the Champions League I knew we had to go out and win games. The squad responded very well and we had clear chances to score more goals today."
Malaga sit top of their group having won their opening two matches without conceding a goal, and though Pellegrini was quick to recognize his side's strength at the back, he was keen to stress that they must not lose their focus as they prepare to Milan next.
"We're pretty aggressive in trying to avoid the danger of our area and this is reflected in our game," he said. "We're okay but we must try to win the next game to reach nine points and move forward."