Monday, 16 July, 2018

Malaga vs Real Madrid : Zidane leaves Ronaldo, Modric, Bale out

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Kristopher Love | 16 April, 2018, 02:42

They have no room for error, but it's all but over at this point, especially when they face Madrid and Real Betis - fourth and fifth in La Liga - in their final seven games.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has told Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to "shut up".

The plan has paid dividends as Ronaldo has scored in all 10 of Madrid's European games this season.

Team sheets are in!

Real Madrid will be hoping to return to winning ways when they head to the bottom of the table Malaga on Sunday evening.

"I have seen some of their games, it's surprising they are bottom of the table, but our aim is to go there and win".

Having only secured victory over Real Madrid once since 1999, Malaga's 3-2 win over the Spanish giants in December 2012 was a historic day for the club. "It's going to be hard, but we're going there to win and they are going to make the most of it". As ever you can watch all the action Live & Exclusive via beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

"The 3-0 lead for Juventus surprised me, but that's the beauty of football".

Real sneaked into the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday after English referee Michael Oliver awarded the 12-times champions a controversial penalty in added-on time.

In team news, Isco & Nacho are set to miss out after suffering knocks in the 3-1 defeat to Juventus mid-week. "When you play for Real Madrid, that's what you have to do".

However, two strikes in three minutes from former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City man Roque Santa Cruz meant even Karim Benzema's finish with eight minutes remaining was not enough to deprive the Estadio La Rosaleda faithful a Christmas to remember.

Jose Manuel Gonzalez Lopez's side have won just four games, and there is little doubt they will be playing in the Segunda Division next season.