Málaga CF vs Real Madrid C.F.

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La Liga

May 21st

Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga, Spain


2′ Ronaldo

55′ Benzema

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FT: The result means that Real Madrid are Champions as they finish their La Liga campaign on 93 points, three points ahead of arch-rivals Barcelona. The title is Madrid’s 33rd and their first in five years, as well as Zidane’s first as a manager. Málaga finish their campaign in 11th on 46 points.

FT: Málaga created a number of good chances and may well have frustrated Real had they taken them. First Recio surged forward before testing Navas before Camacho forced the Costa-Rican keeper into a good save, following a corner. Villanueva then had a strike tipped over the bar by Navas, following a corner, before Camacho headed an effort inches over. Substitute Castro then had an effort tipped onto the bar by Navas before the subtitute headed over the bar from close-range.

FT: Real Madrid created a number of good chances and doubled their lead when Benzema fired home after Ramos’ volley was parried by Kameni before Benzema had a goal disallowed for offside. Substitute Morata was then denied well by Kameni before Modrić had a strike palmed behind by Kameni.

FT: Real Madrid clinch a 33rd league title and their first in five years.

90’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90’+1′ Charles is caught offside.

90′ Chance!! Charles heads just over the bar from a Castro cross, following the corner.

90′ There will be two additional minutes.

90′ Varane concedes a corner.

89′ So close!! Castro receives the ball and has just Navas to beat but the Costa-Rican makes a fine save to smother the effort against the bar.

88′ The delivery is cleared before Marcelo fires an effort off-target from a tight-angle.

87′ Chance!! Modrić forces Kameni into a good save at the near-post from a tight-angle with the keeper palming the ball behind.

87′ Close!! Morata fires an effort at-goal that Kameni palms away.

85′ Marcelo cuts-inside to fire an effort over the bar from-range.

84′ Charles fires an effort wide on the volley from a tight-angle.

78′ The delivery is cleared by Hernández.

78′ Hernández concedes a corner.

77′ Close!! Castro sends a teasing delivery into the path of Camacho, who heads the ball just over the bar.

76′ The delivery is cleared by Ronaldo before Fornals fires the loose ball harmlessly over the bar.

76′ The delivery is cleared before a Fornals strike deflects behind for another corner.

75′ Close!! The delivery is initially cleared before a Villanueva strike is tipped over the bar by Navas.

75′ Danilo concedes a corner.

72′ Final Real Madrid change sees Álvaro Morata replace Benzema.

71′ Final Málaga change sees Duda replace Jony.

70′ Disallowed goal!! Rodríguez sends a teasing delivery into the path of Benzema, who taps home but he was in an offside position and the strike is chalked-off.

68′ Second Málaga change sees Sandro replaced by Charles.

67′ Kroos’ corner is cleared.

67′ Villanueva concedes a corner.

65′ Double Real Madrid change sees Isco and Casemiro replaced by James Rodríguez and Mateo Kovačić.

62′ Ramos is penalised for a foul.

60′ The corner is cleared.

60′ Danilo concedes a corner.

59′ First Málaga change sees Chory Castro replace Keko.

58′ Close!! The delivery is met by Camacho with a header but Navas makes the save.

57′ Varane concedes a corner.

56′ Jony is booked for a foul on

55′ Kameni is booked for dissent.

55′ Goal!! The delivery is met by Ramos with a volley that Kameni brilliantly palms away into the path of Benzema via a deflection off Varane and the French striker fires the loose ball home.

53′ Danilo wins a corner.

52′ Kroos’ corner is cleared.

52′ Camacho concedes a corner.

51′ Play resumes.

49′ Slight delay in the match as Ronaldo is down after Ricca’s follow-through in a challenge. The Portuguese is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.

48′ Close!! Recio surges forward before firing an effort at-goal that Navas saves well.

45′ Málaga get the second-half underway.

HT: So will Real Madrid add to their tally and hold onto their lead to win the title or will Málaga come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: The visitors need to be more clinical if they want to put the tie to bed and seal the victory that would clinch the title. They won’t want to pass-up any opportunities to Málaga, who will be eager to make Madrid rue their missed chances. Madrid have looked nervy defensively and will have to do much better from set-pieces and deliveries from the flanks, gifting Málaga a number of good chances. Málaga will have to be more clinical themselves if they are to come back in this match and frustrate the league leaders.

HT: The hosts created some good chances since going behind and went close on a few occasions. First Sandro cut-inside to fire an effort that Navas saved well at his near-post before Sandro’s goal-bound freekick was brilliantly palmed away by the Costa-Rican keeper. Sandro then fired an effort inches wide via a deflection off Keko, who then headed a Jony cross inches over the bar.

HT: The visitors started well and scored with their first opportunity when Ronaldo rounded Kameni to fire home after Isco’s through-ball before Benzema fired an effort just wide via a deflection. Ronaldo was then denied by a fine save from Kameni after Benzema’s low delivery across the face of goal evaded Isco. Kroos then tested Kameni with a strike that he parried before collecting ahead of Benzema.

HT: So Real Madrid lead at the break.

45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ There will be one additional minute.

44′ Sandro wins a freekick after a foul from Ramos.

42′ Benzema is caught offside.

40′ Close!! Jony sends a dangerous delivery into the path of Keko, who heads the ball inches over the bar.

37′ Close!! The corner is taken short to Sandro, who cuts-inside to fire an effort that deflects inches wide off Keko.

37′ Navas palms the delivery behind from under his own crossbar.

36′ Varane concedes a corner.

35′ Close!! Kroos fires an effort at-goal that Kameni parries before collecting the loose-ball ahead of Benzema.

33′ Kroos fires an effort at-goal that Kameni saves well.

33′ Close!! Benzema sends a fine low delivery across the face of goal that just evades Isco, but it falls to Ronaldo, whose effort is brilliantly smothered away by Kameni.

29′ The corner is taken short before the eventual delivery is acrobatically-volleyed wide by Camacho.

29′ A long-throw is met by Sandro with a header that deflects over the bar.

28′ Sandro wins a freekick after a foul from Ramos.

27′ Ronaldo tees up Kroos, who fires the ball over the bar on the volley.

24′ Kroos’ delivery is initially cleared before Ramos heads a Modrić cross over the bar.

23′ Ricca concedes a corner.

21′ Play resumes.

20′ Close!! Sandro’s freekick is goal-bound into the top-corner but Navas makes a fantastic save to palm the ball away before colliding into the post. The play comes to a halt as the Costa-Rican receives treatment.

19′ Danilo is penalised for a foul on Jony.

18′ Casemiro wins a freekick after a foul from Fornals.

14′ Kroos’ corner is headed over the bar by Varane.

13′ Close!! Marcelo finds Benzema, who fires an effort that deflects just wide of the far-post.

12′ Close!! Sandro cuts-inside before firing an effort that Navas saves well at the near-post.

11′ Jony fires an effort wide from-range.

10′ Recio wins a freekick after a foul from Isco.

8′ Isco wins a freekick.

4′ Danilo surges forward before firing the ball wide from a tight-angle.

2′ Goal!! Ronaldo is played through on-goal by Isco and the Portuguese rounds Kameni before firing home into the unguarded net.

0′ Modrić wins a freekick.

0′ Benzema is caught offside.

0′ Real Madrid get the game underway.

Team news:

Málaga CF: Carlos Kameni (GK), Federico Ricca, Luis Hernández, Mikel Villanueva, Miguel Torres, Ignacio Camacho, Recio, Jony, Pablo Fornals, Keko, Sandro

Real Madrid C.F.: Keylor Navas (GK), Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphäel Varane, Danilo, Casemiro, Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema


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