Real Madrid vs Malaga Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 8, 2013; Time: 8:30 PM BST;
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid.
Mourinho’s team still has theoretical chances and will fight for pride. Los Blancos will try to make Barcelona wait for the title at least until the weekend with a win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid goes 2nd in La Liga standings with 77 from 34 games, having 24 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses so far this season. Los Merengues are 8 points ahead of 3rd-placed Atletico and 11 points behind the leaders Barcelona. Their present form has seen 1 loss and 4 wins from last five games. Last five home matches Los blancos have finished with 5 straight wins and are on 8 match winning run. Their best forward Cristiano Ronaldo has 33 goals in his 32 appearances. Real Madrid managed a 4-3 win over Real Valladolid this weekend. If they fail to beat Malaga, Barcelona will become La Liga champions for the fourth time in five seasons. Head coach Jose Mourinho is rumoured with his former club Chelsea and now even with Man Utd, after Sir Alex Ferguson has retired from coaching.
Malaga stands 6th in the Primeira Division table with 53 points from 34 games, winning 15, drawing 8 and losing 11 so far this season. Los Boquerones are without Euro competitions for the next few seasons, so they will fight for their pride. Their present form has seen just 2 wins and 3 defeats from last five games. Last five away matches Los Boquerones have finished with 1 win and 4 straight losses. Their midfielder Isco is their top scorer with 8 goals in his 33 appearances. Also, Malaga have lost 7 of their last 8 fixtures against Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Raul Albiol is available for Real Madrid after serving a one-match suspension. But, Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo are all out injured. Other def Pepe has been left out of the squad after criticising head coach Jose Mourinho earlier. Pepe was protected captain Iker Cassilas who was left on the bench for long time. Conflict between Mou and his players is growing.
Malaga captain Weligton is suspended. Defender Jesus Gamez and midfielder Jeremy Toulalan remain sidelined. Malaga has no new injury worries.
Real Madrid line-up: López, Nacho, Albiol, Varane, Coentrão, Essien, Alonso, Callejón, Özil, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Last three mathces:
Real Madrid CF 4 – Valladolid 3;
Real Madrid CF 2 – Borussia Dortmund 0;
Atletico Madrid 1 – Real Madrid CF 2.
Malaga line-up: Caballero, Sánchez, Demichelis, Lugano, Eliseu, Iturra, Camacho, Joaquín, Baptista, Isco, Cruz.
Last three matches:
Granada 1 – Malaga 0;
Malaga 2 – Getafe 1;
Valencia CF 5 – Malaga 1.