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March 18, 2012 8:30 p.m. GMT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Miguel Ayza‎
Attendance:‬ 73000‎
 

Real Madrid - Malaga Preview: Jose Mourinho's side look to extend Liga winning run to 12 matches

After brushing aside CSKA Moscow in the Champions League round of 16, Los Blancos turn their attention to domestic matters with the visit of Manuel Pellegrini's men on Sunday

By Karthick Arvinth

Real Madrid players celebrate after a goal against Cska (Getty Images)
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PROBABLE LINEUPS

REAL MADRID

Casillas
Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo
Khedira, Alonso
Ozil, Kaka, Ronaldo
Benzema
MALAGA

Caballero
Gamez, Demichelis, Weligton, Monreal
Camacho, Recio
Cazorla, Isco, Fernandez
Rondon

Angel Di Maria is the only absentee for Real Madrid as they gear up for their Primera Division encounter against high-flying Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Argentine has not featured since February 18 due to a thigh problem.

Meanwhile, Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao has returned to training after a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and could make the bench.

Salomon Rondon has recovered from flu and is set to start in attack for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

Jeremy Toulalan is nursing a foot injury and is unavailable, but Jesus Gamez (ankle) has a chance of making the starting XI.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Madrid have won their last 11 league matches, their longest winning streak in La Liga since a 10-game run between September and December 2011.
  • Los Blancos have kept only five clean sheets in their 21 matches at the Bernabeu in all competitions this campaign.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has struck 13 Liga hat-tricks for Madrid - six this season.
  • Malaga recorded their third straight league victory with a 1-0 success over Levante on Saturday.
  • The Andalusian outfit have won just two of their last 11 away fixtures in the league.
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy (pictured right) scored 46 Liga goals in 68 appearances for Madrid between 2006 and 2010.


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Available Squads
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
3PepeDefender
4Sergio RamosDefender
12MarceloDefender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
6Lassana DiarraMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
22KakáMidfielder
9Karim BenzemaStriker
1AdànGoalkeeper
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
7José Callejón Striker
13Willy CaballeroGoalkeeper
3WeligtonDefender
26Martín DemichelisDefender
-Joris MathijsenDefender
17MonrealDefender
21Sergio SánchezDefender
6CamachoMidfielder
17JoaquínMidfielder
19Santi CazorlaMidfielder
23IscoMidfielder
23RondónStriker
1Carlos KameniGoalkeeper
2Jesús GámezDefender
18EliseuMidfielder
16Vincenzo MarescaMidfielder
17DudaMidfielder
22Ruud Van NistelrooyStriker
21Sebastián Fernández MiglierinaStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0