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Isco Shines In Ronaldo's Absence To Lead Real Into Third Spot

Spanish LaLiga Report: Malaga v Real Madrid 15 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 15, 2018 10:43 PM
Spanish LaLiga
 
Result: Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid
 
Date: 15 April 2018
 
Venue: La Rosaleda 
 
Isco played a starring role in the absences of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as Real Madrid defeated Malaga 2-1 in LaLiga on Sunday evening.
 
Los Blancos were without the services of Ronaldo, Bale and Luka Modric for the encounter.
 
Karim Benzema had a chance to give Los Blancos the lead as early as the third minute following a counter but he could not direct his half-volley on target.
 
Isco played Benzema through on the right channel in the 15th-minute but the Frenchman, clear on goa, fired over the bar.
 
Mateo Kovacic should have opened the scoring for Zinedine Zidane’s men in the 21st minute with a free header inside the box but was denied by Malaga goalkeeper Roberto Jaminez, who made a save at the bottom corner.
 
Zidane’s charges were asking a lot of questions after 25 minutes and it was only a matter of time before they found the breakthrough.
 
Isco sensationally got the breakthrough for the visitors on the 30-minute mark from a direct free-kick that dipped over the wall and into the bottom corner, giving Jimenez no chance, 0-1.
 
Zidane’s troops could not add any more goals in the first stanza and only took the 1-0 lead into the dressing room.
 
Los Blancos continued the second half where they left off in the first and only looked to increase their intensity.
 
Madrid doubled their lead in the 64th minute through Casemiro, who netted from close range following a square ball from Isco, 2-0.
 
Gonzalo Castro nearly pulled a goal back for Malaga 20 minutes before time from a free-kick, but Madrid shot-stopper Keylor Navas parried the ball over the bar to preserve the clean-sheet.
 
Los Blancos were seemingly content to see the result out without pressing for the third goal with 10 minutes remaining as they passed the ball around with ease.
 
Malaga did pull a goal back in the closing stages through Rolan's close-range finish, but it was nothing more than a consolation as Real held on for the win.


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dennis-mhb-khosi Joined: 22 Oct 2013
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dennis-mhb-khosi Apr 16, 2018 11:39 AM
@FIFA behind chiefs third position actually they look good on the 4th position
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nizagumbi Apr 16, 2018 11:13 AM
Uok
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JOMMAK Apr 16, 2018 09:51 AM
What are you talking about @mpho? Buy the way, it's called football son, only Americans, who know very little about it, call it soccer...
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 16, 2018 05:45 AM
@JOMMAK lol some comments you wonder if people know soccer or just have free wi-fi or more data
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spanish laligabbva Apr 16, 2018 05:13 AM
This great team gives me gooz bumps! Every time they play"Royal class glamour prestige honour "
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JOMMAK Apr 16, 2018 03:57 AM
I hate Malaga and good riddance to them...last season they vowed to rather lose to Madrid than help Barcelona win title...did the hyenas return the favour...no! so away they go to the lower division, bas.t.@.rds
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FIFA behind chiefs Apr 15, 2018 11:52 PM
league is gone no magic .Madrid is fighting for second or third position
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Esme Apr 15, 2018 11:30 PM
Laduuuuuuuuma we won #RM we are true legends... I'm over excited. I knew it we gonna wooooooooooooon!!!!!!!!!!
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So-Mathabo-KBY Apr 15, 2018 11:04 PM
useless win like the one in FNB
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Esme Apr 15, 2018 10:51 PM
2-1 its a great game so far so good keep rocking #RM
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connaissance09 Apr 15, 2018 10:49 PM
This team is third on the log and , 17 points behind barca so second team deserves more mention
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Chicharito07 Apr 15, 2018 10:08 PM
Zizou rested his well trusted players for this fixture honouring game, won't be suprised by results
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Esme Apr 15, 2018 09:48 PM
We lead ...way to go Isco I know we gonna win this game
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Jendorbold Apr 15, 2018 09:27 PM
2-2 draw
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Mandie07 Apr 15, 2018 09:14 PM
KAY
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So-Mathabo-KBY Apr 15, 2018 09:00 PM
Same as the game in FNB earlier on they are just honouring their fixtures (playing for sweets)
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Marias Apr 15, 2018 07:51 PM
Madrid will win 3-1 and thanks to the coach for resting our players for the semifinals UEFA
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Esme Apr 12, 2018 12:42 AM
I am looking foward for this upcoming game I know the Real legends gonna kick off this semi and going openly hands to the finals IMA true Real Madrid fan
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Sucker Punch The Legend Apr 09, 2018 07:03 AM
Walk in the park for COWdrid. Malaga is heading towards relegation

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