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Higuain happy on injury return

7 January 2013 10:43

Attacker Gonzalo Higuain was very happy to get back to action in Real Madrid's 4-3 La Liga win over Real Sociedad.

The Argentina international last featured in his side's 2-2 Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund in November, but made his long-awaited comeback from a thigh injury against Sociedad, coming off the bench in the 74th minute.

"I am happy because we won a tough match and because I am back playing. I've been waiting a long time and it's been a lot of days of hard work," he told the Madrid website.

"But I have come back in good shape and I felt good. I came on when we were one man down, and there was a higher demand on me."

The striker then went on to discuss Madrid's ambitions for the remainder of the season, and stressed they must keep pushing for title honours.

"We have to play our best for the remainder of the season and play for all of the titles to the end. We must continue along this line and keep winning matches to regain confidence for of the rest of the season.

"We have done well and we need keep going like this."

The Santiago Bernabeu side currently sit third in the Liga table, trailing leaders Barcelona by 16 points.

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Info

Competition
Primera División
Date
6 January 2013
Game week
18
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
2 - 2
Full-time
4 - 3
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
57136

Goals

K. Benzema 2'
(assist by S. Khedira) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
9' Xabi Prieto (PG)
S. Khedira 35'
(assist by Ricardo Carvalho) 
2 - 1
2 - 2
Cristiano Ronaldo 68'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
3 - 2
4 - 2
4 - 3
76' Xabi Prieto
 (assist by G. Castro)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13 6'
11
17
2
14 69'
15
10
6 35'
7 44' 68' 70'
9 2'
21
Coach: José Mourinho
# Player Bookings
1
3 15'
22 26' 79'
24
6 41'
10 9' 40' 76'
17 51'
14
11
21
7
Coach: P. Montanier

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
1
20
19
8
22
27
37
# Player Bookings
18
4 90+2'
20 90+1'
8
13
15
23

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 6 +17 16
2 6 +11 14
3 6 +7 14
4 6 +2 13
5 6 +11 12
6 6 +4 12
7 6 +1 8
8 6 +1 8
9 6 +0 8
10 6 +0 8
11 6 -5 8
12 6 -1 6
13 6 -3 6
14 6 -7 6
15 6 -1 5
16 6 -2 4
17 6 -8 4
18 6 -9 4
19 6 -11 4
20 6 -7 3

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