Isco hails "dream" Malaga victory

Malaga's Isco Alarcon celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Porto on March 13, 2013
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Malaga midfielder Isco expresses his delight following his team's progression to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Malaga midfielder Isco has expressed his elation at his club reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history.

The 20-year-old Spaniard scored the first goal of the evening as his side ran out 2-0 winners in the second leg of their last-16 clash with Porto, progressing 2-1 on aggregate.

"An achievement like this seemed impossible only a short time ago. It is a dream for everyone here," Sky Sports News quotes Isco as saying.

"We came out of the blocks with a lot of intensity because that is what this tie demanded of us. We then settled into the match and showed what we were capable of."

Roque Santa Cruz, who came on as a substitute to net Malaga's second goal, added: "I think that this group of players and the fans deserved this.

"The friendship and closeness within the squad is fundamental. I am happy to have scored, and for the fact we won."

The draw for the quarter-finals takes place on Friday, March 15.

Malaga's Roque Santa Cruz in action on October 24, 2012
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