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Primera División

  • October 22, 2011
  • • 19:00
  • • Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga
  • Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
  • • Attendance: 26000

Live Commentary

  • Full time in Spain. No goals in the second half as Malaga are defeated 4-0 by Real Madrid. The home side rallied in the second half but the damage had already been done. Thank you for joining us on!
  • 89'
    Madrid are passing the ball around very well at the moment, they are running down the clock and ending the match with authority.
  • 87'
    Ruben saves from a Ronaldo free kick. The Portuguese with a signature set-piece at goal but the Malaga goalkeeper done well to get his body behind the ball ad parry the ball away.
  • 86'
    SubstitutionEliseu Monreal
  • 85'
    Malaga have lacked a presence in the box in this game. Rondon is being dominated aerially by Sergio Ramos and Pepe.
  • 82'
    Sensational pass from Xabi Alonso to Mesut Ozil, the midfielder split the Malaga defence but Ruben done well to dash from his goal to clear the ball away to safety.
  • 80'
    Neat interplay between Arbeloa and Callejon down the right hand side. Exchanging a neat one-two the ball found its way to Callejon, who was unlucky when the ball bobbled up just when he shot at goal. Malaga goal kick.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionJoaquín D. Buonanotte
  • 78'
    Unlucky for Malaga! Ferndandez attempts a half volley at goal in the left hand-side of the box and smashes the post! Casillas was beat!
  • 76'
    SubstitutionÁngel Di María José Callejón
  • 75'
    Good defending from Arbeloa. The Spanish international just done enough to put off Rondon as the Malaga striker headed wide of the goal. Third Madrid sub as Callejon comes on for Di Maria.
  • 73'
    Madrid have really took their foot off the gas in the second half. They have been an attacking non-entity in the second period and are soaking up the pressure from Malaga.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionSanti Cazorla S. Fernández
  • 70'
    SubstitutionGonzalo Higuaín Karim Benzema
  • 70'
    Malaga make their first sub of the match as Cazorla comes off for Fernandez. The record Malaga signing has arguably been the best player of the home side this game. Curious decision from Manuel Pellegrini.
  • 68'
    Another Real Madrid substitution as Gonzalo Higuain comes off for Karim Benzema. The Frenchman was in excellent form during the week.
  • 65'
    Good pressure from Malaga at the moment. Toulalan attempted a spectacular first time volley at goal but Ramos was in the way and put the ball out for a corner.
  • 63'
    Quiet period in the game at the moment, both sides are surrendering possession in the midfield too easily.
  • 62'
    SubstitutionKaká Mesut Özil
  • 61'
    Real Madrid make their first sub of the match as Kaka comes off to be replaced by Mesut Ozil.
  • 59'
    Malaga are getting closer! Cazorla whips a cross to the near post from a free kick and Demichelis glances a header just wide of the goal.
  • 57'
    Chance for Malaga as Rondon tries to dink the ball over the on rusing Casillas but his attempt hits the side netting.
  • 55'
    Good save from Casillas to deny Eliseu after the Portuguese found room to the left of the Madrid goal and drilled a shot to the near post, but the Spanish goalkeeper made a smart save.
  • 53'
    Malaga are camped in the Madrid half at the moment. They are enjoying some play in and around the Real Madrid penalty area. The ball eventually finds its way to Cazorla who's attempt at goal goes just wide of the right-hand post.
  • 51'
    Kaka has been fairly quiet in the game so far, despite Madrid'd domination. He needs a good dribble or shot to ignite his performance.
  • 49'
    So unlucky for Malaga! Joaquin crashes the ball off the crossbar from a free kick!
  • 48'
    Malaga start the second half with a decent period of possession. Cazorla has spread the play well but their play has not created any chances as of yet.
  • 46'
    The second half has kicked off in Spain. It is damage limitations for Malaga in the game. They will hope they can keep the scoreline respectable but Real Madrid are definitely in the mood.
  • Half time in Malaga. Real Madrid have completely dominated the game and go in with a 4-0 advantage. Malaga need to sort themselves or double figures for Madrid is not out of the question.
  • 44'
    Excellent goalkeeping from Casillas. The Madrid goalkeeper ran from his goal quickly and made a terrific save at the feet of Joaquin, who had drifted freely into the box.
  • 42'
    Free kick from Ronaldo. The ball moves in the air but unfortunately for Madrid it moves above the crossbar.
  • 40'
    What are Malaga playing at here? They have been absolutely dreadful in the first half!
  • 38'
    Assist Sergio Ramos
  • 38'
    Goal C. Ronaldo
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR REAL MADRID!!! Hat trick for Cristiano Ronaldo as flicks the ball into the net with his heel after getting on the end of a Sergio Ramos knockdown. Awful defending from Malaga!
  • 36'
    Catching practice for Ruben as Ronaldo drives a long range shot straight into the arms of the Malaga goalkeeper.
  • 34'
    Better play from Joaquin down the right hand side. Taking on Marcelo the Spaniard got in a decent cross but Madrid manage to clear for the time being.
  • 32'
    Madrid are playing with a real swagger here. They are first to every ball and have simply wanted it more in the first half.
  • 30'
    Malaga are sinking without a trace here. Manuel Pellegrini will not be happy at all at how poorly his team has played, especially after a bright opening five minutes.
  • 28'
    Assist Xabi Alonso
  • 28'
    Goal C. Ronaldo
  • 28'
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR REAL MADRID!! Ronaldo twists and turns just out inside the box and finds a yard a room before drilling a shot into the bottom left corner! 3-0!
  • 26'
    Fantastic tackle from Demichelis to deny Higuain a path through on goal. A very well times tackled a couple of yards inside the box.
  • 25'
    Yellow Card Eliseu
  • 24'
    Assist Ángel Di María
  • 24'
    Goal C. Ronaldo
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAL FOR REAL MADRID!!! Ronaldo is back in the goals after the Portuguese got on the end of a sensational cross to the six yard box from Di Maria to calmly slot home on the volley!
  • 21'
    Patient play from Real Madrid. They are moving further up the park and enjoying a lot of possession in the final third.
  • 19'
    Apono goes close after whipping a free kick to the left hand post but Casillas does well to get down and parry the ball away. Comfortable in the end for the Madrid keeper.
  • 17'
    Slightly cagey play from Malaga at the moment. Cazorla is the man who looks most likely to main something happen for the hosts.
  • 15'
    Real Madrid just stamping their authority on the game now. Higuain's goal has took some of the pressure of and they look more confident in their passing now.
  • 13'
    Malaga look down heartened after the Madrid goal. They have certainly been the better side in the opening minutes but a moment of class from Higuain is the difference between the sides at the moment.
  • 11'
    Assist Ángel Di María
  • 11'
    Goal Gonzalo Higuaín
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR REAL MADRID!!! Gonzalo Higuain scores after latching on to a neat pass through the middle of the defence from Angel di Maria and taking the ball around Ruben before slotting home!
  • 8'
    Great goalkeeping from Casillas as he rushes from goal to clear a pass through to Rondon. He was on his toes to get the ball just before the Malaga player.
  • 7'
    Good start to the match from Malaga. They are not allowing Madrid a lot of time on the play and are winning possession back all the time in the midfield area.
  • 5'
    Both decisions look to be correct by the referee. There was contact in both cases but not enough to make Ronaldo or Joaquin go down. Good refereeing.
  • 3'
    Same story for Malaga! Joaquin twists and turns in the box and goes down under the challenge of Khedira but again the referee does not point to the spot. Fantastic start to the match!
  • 2'
    Penalty shout in the first couple of minute. Ronaldo drove down the left hand side before cutting inside to the box and went down but the referee waves play on.
  • 1'
    The match has kicked off in Spain. Both teams like to play free flowing football so we are in for an entertaining game!
  • This is the starting XI of Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Di Maria, Kaka, Ronaldo, Higuain.
  • The teams are in and this is how Malaga will be lining up tonight: Ruben, Jesus Gamez, Demichelis, Mathijsen, Eliseu, Joaquin, Toulalan, Apoño, Isco, Cazorla, Rondon.
  • I'm Martin Macdonald, and I will be reporting on the match this evening. You can follow me on Twitter at @MartinMac1 so don't forget to post your thoughts and predictions on the match!
  • Hello, and welcome to's LIVE coverage of the Primera Division encounter between Malaga and Real Madrid at La Rosaleda.