Málaga 1-2 Real Madrid LaLiga gameweek 32: match report
Goals from Isco and Casemiro in either half were enough to see Real Madrid move into third place in LaLiga despite conceding late on.
Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid: match report
Real Madrid beat Malaga 2-1 on Sunday night to move into third place in LaLiga with the help of goals from Isco and Casemiro.
Isco, returning to his former club, scored a cracking free-kick to open the scoring as he curled it out of Roberto's reach having beaten the wall. It looked like it might be a rout at that stage but Malaga improved.
It looked as though they might score before Casemir stole the ball in midfield and played it to Benzema. He played it on to Isco and put it on a plate for Casemiro, who had continued his driving run into the box.
The game petered out but Malaga scored with the last kick of the game after a mistake from Jesus Vallejo. They play Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and will try to solidify their place in third spot.
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Real Madrid travel to La Rosaleda without Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric or Raphael Varane as they are rested after Champions League during the week. Malaga are coming off a 3-2 loss to fellow strugglers but things are starting to look up after a 1-0 win over Villarreal the week before.
Valencia lost on Saturday to Barcelona and that gives Zidane's side a chance of jumping los Che in third place with a win a La Rosaleda. They will have to do it without their four stars, however, as they keep one on Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
Malaga are at the bottom of the table and are 14 points points off the pace. Jose Gonzalez welcomed Diego Rolan, Miguel Torres and Chory Castro back to training before the game and make the squad. The andalusians will be without Diego González, Juanpi and Peñaranda remain out along with Recio and Juankar, however.