Real Madrid were took to task by Malaga at the La Rosaleda Stadium in Saturday’s La Liga game as home side started off the blocks quicker and sharper. Malaga should have scored with the chances they had but they were pegged back after Ronaldo scored from a superb header tottally against the run of play. Minutes later Ronaldo won the penalty but failed to convert it as both teams went into the break with Real Madrid leading 1-0.
Malaga 1-1 Real Madrid – Match Highlights
[Spanish Primera Liga, Saturday, 21st February 2016 ]
- Cristiano Ronaldo amazing headed goal vs Malaga:
- Ronaldo win penalty but fail to convert it:
- Raul Albentosa equalized for Malaga:
Malaga are a decent side at home having won 5 of the 11 games and lost only three so far conceding just goals so far in the home matches. Real Madrid will find it hard to breakdown the Malaga defense but they should have enough firepower to see off the challenge in the 90 minutes.
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.
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.