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Primera División

  • October 22, 2011
  • • 2:00 PM
  • • Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga
  • Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
  • • Attendance: 26000

Live Commentary

  • 90'
    The referee has not added any extra minuts and blows for full time! A comprehensive first half performance was all Madrid needed as it cruised to a 4-0 win to keep the pressure on Barcelona, which is just about set to kick off against Sevilla.
  • 86'
    SubstitutionEliseu Monreal
  • 78'
    SubstitutionJoaquín D. Buonanotte
  • 78'
    Once again off the bar for Malaga! Rondon slips a ball through to Fernandez, but the recent subsittute was denied by the woodowrk.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionÁngel Di María José Callejón
  • 75'
    Things have slowed down a bit after Malaga's earlier flurry of chances.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionSanti Cazorla S. Fernández
  • 70'
    SubstitutionGonzalo Higuaín Karim Benzema
  • 65'
    So close Eliseu! He has his head in his hands after having a shot turned around following slack defending from Pepe.
  • 62'
    SubstitutionKaká Mesut Özil
  • 57'
    Now Rondon goes close! He probably should have had the goal as he lifted it over the onrushing Casillas, but replays show it should have been a corner after being deflected out.
  • 55'
    Malaga continuing to look better as Joaquin gets free with some nifty play down the left, only for Cazorla to fire over.
  • 51'
    Malaga looks revitalized early on in the half and Santi Cazorla nearly cut into the deficit, but Real Madrid then nearly added to the lead on the counter.
  • 46'
    The second half is underway at La Rosaleda!
  • 45'
    Mercifully for Malaga, the referee blows for halftime. The home side has been thoroughly outclassed in the first half, with Higuain opening the scoring prior to Ronaldo's hat-trick. On this evidence, Malaga's chances for getting anything out of this game seem quite poor.
  • 41'
    Close for Malaga! Santi Cazorla finds some space on the left edge and squeezes a shot in, but can't find the target with a near post finish.
  • 38'
    Assist Sergio Ramos
  • 38'
    Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 38'
    4-0! Ronaldo has his hat-trick and Malaga is floored! The Portuguese found himself totally alone in the center as he acrobatically finished to essentially seal the three points before the break.
  • 35'
    At this point, Madrid continues to dominate, outworking Malaga and pressing well.
  • 30'
    Disappointing stuff from Malaga, which has been perfect at home until now. Between this and last weekend's loss at Levante, it is clear there is still some work to do for Manuel Pellegrini's men.
  • 28'
    Assist Xabi Alonso
  • 28'
    Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 28'
    GOAL Real Madrid! It is just too easy for the capital side as it has dominated, and Ronaldo gets his second! He found some space and drove forward, finishing with apparent ease.
  • 25'
    Yellow Card Eliseu
  • 24'
    Assist Ángel Di María
  • 24'
    Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 24'
    GOAL Real Madrid! Di Maria finds Cristiano Ronaldo at the far post, who coolly finishes. Great vision from the Argentine to make the goal.
  • 19'
    It has been a fairly quiet encounter since Madrid's opener, with both teams playing a patient game, but unable to achieve much penetration.
  • 11'
    Assist Ángel Di María
  • 11'
    Goal Gonzalo Higuaín
  • 11'
    GOAL! Of course it's Gonzalo Higuain, who continues his torrid form, taking Angel Di Maria's through ball and finishing at a tight angle to peg the home side back after a solid 10 minutes.
  • 9'
    Rondon looks to be through on goal, but with some quick thinking, Casillas quickly left his area to save a possible goalscoring opportunity.
  • 3'
    We've already had two moments of controversy in the first few minutes as first Ronaldo went to ground before the same happened to Joaquin on the other end, but the referee did not buy either penalty shout.
  • 1'
    The game is underway!
  • Malaga enters the game having scored less than half the goals Madrid has scored in La Liga so far. Still, with Salomon Rondon starting up front and the likes of Santi Cazorla, Joaquin and Jeremy Toulalan in support, Malaga will give Jose Mourinho's men something to think about.
  • Welcome to USA's live commentary of Malaga-Real Madrid. I'm Nick Rosano, and I'll be bringing you the action from the Game of the Day as it happens, with big-spending Malaga playing host to Real Madrid.