Spanish La Liga
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Real Madrid 2-0 Malaga

Cristiano Ronaldo's injury-time penalty sealed a 2-0 home win for Real Madrid against Malaga and maintained the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona.

The Portugal forward converted after substitute Gareth Bale, making his return from a thigh injury, was brought down by Malaga defender Weligton.

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria had put Real ahead just seconds into the second-half at the Bernabeu.

His cross was intended for Ronaldo but flew over away keeper Willy Caballero.

Bale, a £85.3m summer recruit from Tottenham, returned to action after missing Wales's final World Cup qualifier in Belgium on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old was introduced in the 76th-minute for only his fourth Real appearance since the record-breaking move in September.

Third-placed Real are two points behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid ahead of their matches against Osasuna and Espanyol later on Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti's team, who suffered their only defeat against city rivals Atletico, travel to Barcelona next Saturday for the first El Clasico of the new season.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 25López
  • 15CarvajalBooked at 90mins
  • 12Marcelo
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 3Pepe
  • 4Ramos
  • 6Khedira
  • 23IscoSubstituted forModricat 73'minutes
  • 21MorataSubstituted forBaleat 76'minutes
  • 22Di MaríaSubstituted forJeséat 81'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 11Bale
  • 16Casemiro
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 19Modric
  • 20Jesé

Málaga

  • 13Caballero
  • 2GámezBooked at 72mins
  • 5AntunesBooked at 11minsSubstituted forDarderat 77'minutes
  • 6Camacho
  • 21SánchezBooked at 79mins
  • 3Pena de OliveiraBooked at 82mins
  • 8PortilloSubstituted forSanta Cruzat 77'minutes
  • 12Tissone
  • 7El Hamdaoui
  • 24García SánchezSubstituted forAndersonat 70'minutes
  • 18Pereira Dos SantosBooked at 49mins

Substitutes

  • 1Kameni
  • 9Santa Cruz
  • 10Anderson
  • 14Morales
  • 17Barbosa Valente
  • 23Chen
  • 30Darder
Referee:
Miguel Ángel Ayza Gámez
Attendance:
78,362

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamMálaga
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home22
Away3
Shots on Target
Home15
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 2, Málaga 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 2, Málaga 0.
Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).
Weligton (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 2, Málaga 0. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Real Madrid. Gareth Bale draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Weligton (Málaga) after a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.
Attempt saved. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sami Khedira with a cross.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.
Attempt saved. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luka Modric.
Offside, Real Madrid. Jesé tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.
Hand ball by Eliseu (Málaga).
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jesé.

Booking

Weligton (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Weligton (Málaga).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Ángel Di María.
Offside, Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo tries a through ball, but Sami Khedira is caught offside.

Booking

Sergio Sánchez (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Sergio Sánchez (Málaga).
Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
Jesús Gámez (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Bobley Anderson (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sergi Darder.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Sergi Darder replaces Vitorino Antunes.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Roque Santa Cruz replaces Francisco Portillo.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale replaces Álvaro Morata.
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Modric replaces Isco.
Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Weligton (Málaga).

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Bobley Anderson replaces Samuel.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Weligton.
Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isco with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Willy Caballero.
Offside, Real Madrid. Marcelo tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.
Foul by Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid).
Samuel (Málaga) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).
Jesús Gámez (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Pepe.
Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).
Samuel (Málaga) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Real Madrid. Daniel Carvajal tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Fernando Tissone.
Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sami Khedira.
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo.
Attempt saved. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jesús Gámez.

Booking

Eliseu (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Eliseu (Málaga).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Sergio Sánchez (Málaga) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 1, Málaga 0. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from long range on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pepe.

Second Half

Second Half begins Real Madrid 0, Málaga 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Real Madrid 0, Málaga 0.
Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
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