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D. Rolan
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Real Madrid secure a comfortable win over LaLiga's bottom club Malaga this evening. Isco opened the scoring with a fine free-kick before Casemiro doubled the visitors' advantage in the second half. Zinedine Zidane's men were barely out of first gear in the contest and spurned openings to add to their lead. Malaga got a consolation goal late on from Diego Rolan, although their relegation to the Segunda Division is all but confirmed.
D. Rolan
90' + 3' GOALLLLLLLLL!!! ROLAN SCORES A CONSOLATION GOAL! The striker outmuscles Vallejo in the box and manages to latch on to Ricca's cross from the left. He hammers his left-footed strike past Navas from close range. There's no clean sheet for Madrid this evening.
90' + 3' The referee ends the contest.
F. Ricca
90' + 3' Ricca has space and time to fire a cross into the box from the left flank. His accuracy is rewarded by Rolan's close-range finish.
R. Rosales
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90' + 2' Rosales goes into the book for a loose challenge on Hernandez.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
90' Castro lifts a cross into the box that is headed into the path of Lestienne by Ramos. The winger goes for the acrobatic volley, but he scuffs his effort at goal.
88' The tempo of the game has slowed as both teams seem ready for the contest to end.
86' SAVE! Benzema leads a break out from the back and he surges upfield with Ramos for company. He slides a pass into the skipper, but he is unable to guide an effort past Roberto from close range.
85' Rosales forces a cross in from the right and it almost arcs over Navas, with the Madrid keeper forced to punch it over the bar.
83' Vazquez cuts the ball back for Benzema on the edge of the box. The Frenchman shapes to shoot, but is blocked off. He keeps the attack alive and squares to Casemiro, although his effort is charged down.
Iván Rodríguez
Yellow Card
81' Rodriguez is late on Carvajal and goes into the book.
81' WIDE! Lestienne collects on the right and he pulls a low ball into the middle. Rolan tries to stick out a leg, but fails to make contact. Navas does not react to the ball and watches as it trickles inches past the post.
M. Lestienne
B. Ideye
78' Lestienne replaces Ideye for the home side.
76' SAVE! Mayoral latches on to an offload from Kovacic and goes for the strike at goal, but he fires his effort straight at Roberto.
75' If Zidane was to have an ideal game then Benzema would find his way on to the scoresheet. it has not been an easy term for the Frenchman.
73' Madrid are knocking the ball around the pitch with ease. They seem quite content to see this contest out without pressing for a third goal.
Borja Mayoral
72' Mayoral comes on to the field for Isco.
Iván Rodríguez
Ignasi Miquel
71' Rodriguez replaces Miquel for the home side.
69' Miquel is struggling with a knock and will have to make way here.
68' SAVE! Castro goes for goal as he curls his effort over the wall, but Navas beats the ball away from the net with a strong punch.
67' Hernandez brings down Ideye on the edge of the box and the referee awards a free-kick to the home side.
Dani Ceballos
66' Asensio makes way for Ceballos.
65' Malaga try to hit back as Rosales breaks down the right flank and whips a cross into the box, but Carvajal heads the ball behind for a corner.
63' Isco unselfishly cuts the ball back to Casemiro to convert.
63' GOALLLLLLLLL!!!! MADRID HAVE THEIR SECOND!!!! The visitors open up Malaga through the middle and Casemiro converts from close range. Benzema surged into the final third before offloading to Isco in the left inside channel. The Spaniard cut the ball back for Casemiro two yards out, and the Brazilian could not fail to find the net from his position.
60' Vallejo is back on his feet and we're back underway after the defender received treatment on the field.
58' Rolan latches on to a pass down the sideline and he blasts the ball into the middle. Ideye searches for the ball, but Navas punches clear and is taken out by Vallejo in the process. The 21-year-old defender comes off worse in the collision.
56' Malaga win a free-kick and Castro lifts a dangerous cross into the box and Gonzalez nods the ball towards goal, but Navas is able to gather with ease.
M. Iturra
Yellow Card
55' Iturra goes into the book for a loose challenge on Hernandez.
Alberto Bueno
M. Lacen
53' Bueno replaces Lacen for Malaga.
53' Carvajal raids into space down the right inside channel and tries to cut the ball back to Benzema, but Miquel makes the clearance for the home side.
50' Ricca makes a brilliant intervention at the back to deny Benzema. Isco opened up the Malaga defence with an inicisive pass to Vazquez. The midfielder lifted a dangerous cross into the middle, but the Malaga full-back was on hand to make the clearance.
49' Asensio goes down under pressure from Rosales in the box and appeals for a penalty. However, the referee turns down his claim, much to the frustration of the Spaniard.
47' Madrid make a surge to the edge of the box through Kovacic, but Malaga have enough men back to quell the attack.
46' We're back underway in this LaLiga contest.
Real Madrid hold a 1-0 lead over Malaga at the break thanks to Isco's strike in the 29th minute. Madrid have been on top and went ahead deservedly when Isco converted from 20 yards after he had been fouled on the edge of the box. Malaga had a couple of opportunities to get back into the game before the interval, but were unable to punish the visitors. However, the game still remains in the balance heading into the second period.
45' The referee ends the first half.
45' Torres collects at the back post from the resulting corner, but after turning on to his left foot, he places a strike wide of the post.
44' Malaga keep the pressure on and Iturra goes for the strike from distance, only to see his effort deflected over the bar.
44' SAVE! Iturra robs Casemiro following a hospital pass from Navas out from the back. The midfielder bursts through on goal, but is denied by the legs of the Madrid keeper.
42' OVER! Rosales takes the set-piece and bends his effort over the wall, but he sends his strike narrowly over the bar.
41' Rolan is brought down on the edge of the box by a loose challenge from Ramos. The referee awards a free-kick to the home side.
40' Rolan breaks down the left and tries to force the ball into the box, but his low cross evades his team-mates in the middle.
38' Isco pounces on a loose ball from a corner and goes for a blast from the edge of the box, but he drills his effort straight at Roberto.
36' Vazquez collects in the right inside channel and raids to the byline. He goes for the blast towards the near post, only to be denied by Roberto.
F. Ricca
Yellow Card
36' Ricca goes into the book for complaining to the referee.
35' Asensio lifts a dangerous cross into the box and Miquel loses his bearings to head over his own bar, although the home side are complaining about an offside decision against Benzema.
33' CHANCE! Isco and Asensio combine down the left, with the former collecting a lay-off in the left inside channel. He goes for goal on his right foot, but he pulls his effort wide of the post.
31' Madrid have complete control of the contest and are knocking the ball around the pitch with ease.
29' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! ISCO CONVERTS!!!! The Spaniard fires Madrid ahead with precision from the set-piece. Isco curls his effort over the wall and into the bottom corner, leaving Roberto with no chance. He apologises to home fans, having spent three years at Malaga before his move to the Bernabeu. A fine finish from the 25-year-old.
28' Isco tries to bundle his way into the box and loses possession from a challenge from Rosales. However, the referee awards a free-kick to the visitors. A harsh decision against Rosales.
25' Benzema latches on to a cross from Carvajal at the back post, but on the stretch he cannot guide his header towards goal.
24' Isco twists and turns before delivering a cross into the area. The ball is cleared as far as Kovacic, who goes for the drive at goal, only to see his effort diverted wide of the post.
23' CHANCE! Isco plays the ball around the corner for Vazquez's run, but the midfielder cannot take the opening as he blazes his strike well over from 10 yards.
22' Castro pounces on a knockdown in the Madrid box and takes on the volley, but he blasts his effort well over the bar.
19' Asensio has space down the left and has time to pick out a cross, but he fails to find a team-mate with his delivery.
18' BLOCK! Carvajal breaks down the right and cuts the ball back for Benzema in the middle. The Frenchman goes for the first-time strike, only to be denied by a solid block from Miquel.
16' SAVE! Vazquez digs out a cross into the middle and Kovacic makes a late run to head at goal. The midfielder guides his effort towards the bottom corner, but Roberto gets down to make the save.
14' OVER! Benzema latches on to Isco's offload into the right inside channel, but he blasts his strike well over the bar.
12' Torres is on hand once again at the back to clear Hernandez's cross away from the six-yard box, although there was no white shirt in the vicinity.
11' Carvajal raids down the right flank and whips a cross into the box, but Torres is well placed to head away from Benzema.
8' The home side are not backing down from the challenge and have made a decent start to the contest.
6' Rolan pounces on a loose ball in the box, but as he bursts into the right inside channel he loses his footing and the ball travels out for a goal-kick.
4' Ideye tries to latch on to Iturra's lofted pass into the box, but the forward is offside as he takes possession.
2' WIDE! Madrid break on the counter through Kovacic, who feeds Vazquez on the right flank. He cuts the ball back for Benzema, but the Frenchman's strike on the half-volley travels wide of the post.
1' We're underway at La Rosaleda.
STAT! Real Madrid have only lost two of their last 24 league games away from home (W18 D4); however, these two defeats came in Catalonian territory (vs Espanyol & Girona).
FLASHBACK! Madrid had to dig deep against Malaga in their meeting at the Bernabeu earlier in the campaign. The visitors rallied from behind twice through goals from Rolan and Castro, but Ronaldo scored the decisive strike to secure the three points.
STAT! Los Boquerones have only won one of their last 16 league games (D3 L12), with that victory coming in their last home game (1-0 vs Villarreal).
STAT! Malaga have only won one of their 33 meetings vs Real Madrid in La Liga (D8 L24), 3-2 at La Rosaleda in December 2012.
Cristiano Ronaldo is rested entirely for the fixture following his exploits in the Champions League. Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane are also pulled from the team. Ramos returns from suspension to start alongside Vallejo, while Hernandez replaces Marcelo. Kovacic comes into the middle of the park, while Asensio and Vazquez start from the off this evening.
Malaga have made three changes from their defeat to Deportivo last time out. Ricca, Gonzalez and Ideye come into the fold, with the home side expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Real Madrid subs: Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Kiko Casilla, Marcos Llorente, Achraf Hakimi, Borja Mayoral, Dani Ceballos.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Daniel Carvajal, Jesus Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Theo Hernandez; Mateo Kovacic, Casemiro, Isco; Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio.
Malaga subs: Esteban Rolon, Andres Prieto, Alberto Bueno, Samu Garcia, Maxime Lestienne, Youssef En-Nesyri, Ivan Rodriguez.
MALAGA (4-2-3-1): Roberto Jimenez; Roberto Rosales, Miguel Torres, Ignasi Miquel, Federico Ricca; Manuel Iturra, Mehdi Lacen; Diego Rolan, Adrian Gonzalez, Gonzalo Castro; Brown Ideye.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Zidane's men did see a four-game winning run come to an end last week in their draw against Atletico Madrid. They were not firing on all cylinders against their bitter rivals and given their performance in the Champions League, the Frenchman will want to see an improvement from his side.
Madrid were in danger of being eliminated from the Champions League during the week. The reigning champions surrendered their three-goal lead to Juventus, only to be bailed out by a controversial last-minute penalty that was converted by Cristiano Ronaldo. With their title hopes gone, Zinedine Zidane and his men will likely pour the attention on continent ahead of their semi-final clash against Bayern Munich.
Malaga are in dire need of a result this evening to boost their slim survival chances. The club are rock bottom of the Primera Division after collecting just 17 points from their 31 matches. Brief hope was kindled in their last home outing against Villarreal, claiming a narrow 1-0 win, while they battled in vain in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Deportivo La Coruna last week. Jose Gonzalez knows that his men will have to be flawless against Madrid.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Malaga and Real Madrid at the La Rosaleda.