Martin Demichelis: 'Dream come true to reach quarter-finals with Malaga'

Malaga's Martin Demichelis celebrates during a game with Valencia on April 29, 2012
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Martin Demichelis admits that reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League is a dream come true, but urges his teammates to remain focused.

Malaga defender Martin Demichelis has hailed Malaga's achievement of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals as a dream come true.

The Spaniards overturned a 1-0 first-leg defeat to Porto to go through on aggregate 2-1, and Demichelis urged his teammates not to get carried away with their chances.

"We will enjoy this because of the effort we put in tonight but even more so because of the [bad] image we gave of ourselves in the first leg," UEFA.com quotes Demichelis as saying.

"On that day, we failed to show what this team is capable of. We reacted well in the second leg and played intelligently.

"Getting to the quarter-finals with Malaga is a dream turned into reality. We must maintain our humility and stay grounded now; the euphoria is for the fans. We will enjoy Friday's draw."

Demichelis has made 31 Champions League and La Liga appearances for Malaga this season.

Malaga players celebrate their opening goal against Anderlecht on December 4, 2012
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