Real Madrid play Malaga at the La Rosaleda Stadium in Malaga on the last day of the season in a bid to win their first La Liga crown in 5 years. Madrid can win the title with a draw or a win regardless of Barcelona’s result who are playing Eibar at the same time. Madrid leads the championship table by three points but if they lose and Barcelona win their game title will slip off Madrid’s hands thanks to head to head record. All La Liga games on Sunday kicks off at around 19:00 uk time and we will have live links and match highlights of both Madrid and Barcelona matches.
Real Madrid La Liga trophy presentation
Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2017 Match ]
2′ 0 – 1 Cristiano Ronaldo was sent through on goal by Isco’s wonderful throughball and he rounded off the keeper to score Madrid’s first of the night.
55′ 0 – 2 Karim Benzema made 2-0 and with that secured three points but most importantly wraped up Real Madrid first La Liga title in 5 years.
Malaga are one of the four sides in Spain who has yet to win a game away from home which pretty much represent easy three points for Real Madrid and they will go into the game odds on favourites. But the game is not played on paper and in recent couple of performances of Real Madrid players shows Club World Cup hangover. Ronaldo has been criticized for his lackluster performances but he is getting their in terms of match fitness. He needs a good game to get back on track.
Real Madrid have massive injury and suspension worries ahead of the game with Gareth Bale, Pepe both out injured and Verane will sit out of the game due to red card suspension. James Rodriguez and Marcelo both doubtful but likely to risk playing in the game. Malaga on the other hand will start with Cop and Charles upfront with four man midfield of Camacho, Tissone, Juanpi and Fornals. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on saturday.
Real Madrid 2-1 Malaga Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga – 21 January 2017 ]
35′ 1 – 0 Sergio Ramos scored in 35th minute of the game to put Real Madrid 1-0 up.
43′ 2 – 0 Sergio Ramos was again on target just before the halftime to pretty much secure all three points.
63′ 2 – 1 Juanpi scored what turned out to be just a consolation goal in second half.
Match Predictions: This is the time where teams in the bottom half start to put extra bit in the games and make it difficult for top teams to score against. Malaga need to put together a consistant run from now to the end of the season if they were to qualify for European football. I expect a tight game with Real Madrid coming on top with a odd goal. I am going with a 2-1 win for Real Madrid and would love to know your take on the game. Use the comments below to shout out your predictions.