Sunday, 15 April 2018

MAL vs RMA - Highlights & Goals - April 2018

English Commentary By FootballMinds Malaga are in dire need of a result this evening to boost their slim survival chances. The club are rock bottom of the Primera Division after collecting just 17 points from their 31 matches. Brief hope was kindled in their last home outing against Villarreal, claiming a narrow 1-0 win, while they battled in vain in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Deportivo La Coruna last week. Jose Gonzalez knows that his men will have to be flawless against Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is rested entirely for the fixture following his exploits in the Champions League. Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane are also pulled from the team. Ramos returns from suspension to start alongside Vallejo, while Hernandez replaces Marcelo. Kovacic comes into the middle of the park, while Asensio and Vazquez start from the off this evening. Real Madrid were in danger of being eliminated from the Champions League during the week. The reigning champions surrendered their three-goal lead to Juventus, only to be bailed out by a controversial last-minute penalty that was converted by Cristiano Ronaldo. With their title hopes gone, Zinedine Zidane and his men will likely pour the attention on continent ahead of their semi-final clash against Bayern Munich. Malaga have made three changes from their defeat to Deportivo last time out. Ricca, Gonzalez and Ideye come into the fold, with the home side expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Real Madrid did see a four-game winning run come to an end last week in their draw against Atletico Madrid. They were not firing on all cylinders against their bitter rivals and given their performance in the Champions League, the Frenchman will want to see an improvement from his side. #HalaMadrid #RealMadrid #MalagaRealMadrid