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May 9, 2013 1:00 AM IST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Jesús Gil‎
Attendance:‬ 60000‎
 
Antunes 36′
33′ Mesut Özil
 
45+1′ Karim Benzema
 
63′ Luka Modric
 
 
Top of the Match
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid
Luka Modric
Luka Modric
Real Madrid
Flop of the Match
Sergio Sánchez
Sergio Sánchez
Malaga
Sergio Sánchez
Sergio Sánchez
Malaga

Real Madrid 6-2 Malaga: Ronaldo reaches 200 goals in romp

Mourinho's side maintain a eight-point buffer ahead of Atletico after demolishing the nine-man visitors, in a match which saw six different scorers for the hosts

By Simon Harrison

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
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Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid efficiently dispatched nine-man Malaga 6-2 at Bernabeu in La Liga's re-arranged fixture on Wednesday, to make Barcelona wait before clinching the title.

Goals from Raul Albiol, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema, Angel Di Maria and Luka Modric wrapped up the win for Madrid, with the visitors ending the match with nine men following dismissals for Sergio Sanchez and Martin Demichelis.

Ronaldo celebrated notching his 200th goal for the club in 197 appearances, smashing home an indirect free-kick in what proved to be a one-sided affair.

Albiol gave his side a dream start after merely three minutes, heading home a Modric corner at the back post, but initial good work was undone when Malaga replied with their own set piece conversion 12 minutes later, as Roque Santa Cruz escaped his marker at the to tap home.

On 21 minutes, Ronaldo was tugged down by Malaga's Sergio Sanchez in the visitors' box, resulting in a penalty and a red card produced for the Spaniard. Despite stepping up assuredly, Ronaldo saw his penalty effort saved brilliantly by the toe of Willy.

The mood inside Bernabeu was to change only minutes later, as Ronaldo made no mistake from an indirect free-kick from 10 yards, blasting the ball into the top right corner - despite debatable positioning from both the Malaga wall and goalkeeper.

Just after the half hour mark, it was three for Los Blancos, as Malaga fell victim to the trademark Real Madrid counterattack. Ozil was threaded through on goal by Gonzalo Higuain, before chopping nicely inside Antunes and sliding the ball past Willy.

Malaga were not be be counted out of the game before the half time whistle, however, as Antunes found the net from an advanced position. After being laid off by Javier Portillo, the left-back cut inside before unleashing a right footed drive into the top corner, leaving Diego Lopez with no chance.

A forced change of goalkeeper proved to make no difference to the first-half onslaught of Mourinho's men, as Ronaldo toyed with substitute Carlos Kameni, before squaring the ball for Benzema to tap home unmarked in first half stoppage time.

The second half started in a different vein to the first, as Madrid began to press and exert their dominance as a result to their extra man, but goals and clear cut opportunities were not forthcoming.

Despite a 20 minute lull, the away side couldn't stay resilient, and it was five on 64 minutes. The tireless Modric picked up a goal for all of his good work, finding the inside of the post with a long-range strike.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors in the 73rd minute, as Demichelis was shown a second yellow for bringing down Ronaldo, halting the Portuguese international's mazy run.

Di Maria ended the rout in style in second half stoppage time, firing a low drive into the bottom corner, despite Kameni's best efforts to get down to his right.

Mourinho reaches the 80 point mark in style, and his Real Madrid side move eight points ahead of rivals Atletico with only three league games left to play.


Real Madrid

25
3.00
2
Raphaël Varane
Defender
3.00
5
Fabio Coentrao
Defender
76′
3.00
33
Raúl Albiol
Defender
3′
3.50
18
3.00
11
Mesut Özil
Midfielder
33′
4.00
14
Xabi Alonso
Midfielder
26′
3.50
-
Michael Essien
Midfielder
3.50
19
Luka Modric
Midfielder
3′ 63′ 65′
4.00
7
Cristiano Ronaldo
Midfielder
22′ 26′ 33′ 46′ 80′
4.50
9
Karim Benzema
Striker
46′ 63′ 68′
3.50

Malaga

3.00
13
2.50
2
2.00
26
2.00
18
Eliseu
Midfielder
73′ 76′
1.50
21
3.50
-
Antunes
Defender
36′
2.50
6
Camacho
Midfielder
2.00
23
Isco
Midfielder
2.50
19
2.50
27
Portillo
Midfielder
36′
3.00
9

Substitutes

1
Iker Casillas
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
-
Fabinho
Defender
76′ 91′
 - 
22
3.50
22
Kaká
Midfielder
 - 
9
2.50
7
 - 

Substitutes

2.50
1
Carlos Kameni
Goalkeeper
42′
 - 
5
 - 
17
Joaquín
Midfielder
2.50
-
Manuel Iturra
Midfielder
27′ 80′
 - 
17
Duda
Midfielder
 - 
30

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de 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