Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was "happy" with their 1-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
An Angel di Maria strike in the second half proved to be the difference between two teams at Stadion Maksimir in Croatia even though the Spanish giants were reduced to 10 men in the end following the dismissal of Marcelo on 73 minutes.
Ronaldo, though, is glad that they have begun their Group D campaign on a positive note.
"It was important for us that we started the tournament well," enthused the Portuguese. "We have done that and we are happy with the three points."
Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka, who was handling things from the dug-out as his boss Jose Mourinho was in the stands serving a touchline ban, too was pleased with the result.
"In the pre-match press conference, I had talked about how complicated Dinamo can be and so they proved," explained the Spaniard. "In the first half it could have cost us, but we reacted in the second half."
The other game in the group between Ajax and Lyon in Amsterdam finished in a goalless draw.