Sunday May 16, 2010 Day 38 Finished Estadio La Rosaleda

Málaga CF 1 - 1 Real Madrid

  • Duda 9’
  • van der Vaart 48’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Málaga CF
    • Real Madrid
    • 90+3' There's the final whistle! Malaga are safe! Disappointment for Real Madrid, who after all the money spent last summer on the likes of Kaka, Ronaldo, Benzema, Xabi Alonso and Albiol, end the season trophyless.
    • 90+2' Quite why Xabi Alonso wasn't sent off too is anyone's guess, and it's still not entirely clear what Duda did wrong.
    • 90' Duda is off! What drama! We're in injury time here, but it appears the linesman has spotted something, and Duda has received his marching orders. He was involved in an off the ball tussle with Xabi Alonso, it didn't look like anything serious, but he has been shown a straight red.
    • 86' Real don't look like scoring at all here. All this suits Malaga, who as it stands are staying up!
    • 80' Drenthe on for Van der Vaart. That's probably Manuel Pellegrini's last substitution as Real Madrid manager.
    • 75' CHANCE FOR BENZEMA!!! The ball rebounded kindly to the French forward in the area, but he could only fire straight into the hands of Munua!
    • 71' Benzema on for Granero now.
    • 70' Gamez brings down Ronaldo again. He's got to be very careful. He has already been booked.
    • 66' Real Madrid can kiss goodbye to their hopes of winning the league now. Lionel Messi has just scored his 33rd goal of an incredible season for him to put Barcelona 3-0 up.
    • 64' Fantastic save from Munua!!! Higauin headed down Marcelo's cross perfectly for Granero, and Munua flung himself down to his right to make a super stop from the midfielder!
    • 63' Sergio Ramos now sends a header just over from Granero's cross.
    • 61' Van der Vaart, obviously brimming with confidence, tries an audacious chip over Munua, but the 'keeper was alive to that attempt.
    • 60' Guti is on for Gago for Real Madrid as Pellegrini looks to inject a little more inventiveness into his side.
    • 57' A rare loose ball from Xabi Alonso! he gives it straight to Caicedo, but the Ecuadorian's touch is poor and the ball runs through to Casillas.
    • 53' Well, the league may be escaping them, but Real Madrid are not giving up on this match. Their intensity and pressing have been a little better since half-time.
    • 49' GOAL!!! Rafael Van der Vaart pulls Real Madrid level with a goal that owed as much to sheer persistance as it did to his individual skill. The ball appeared to be getting away from him in the Malaga area, but he made sure he won it back, and spun on a sixpence to fire low into the bottom corner!
    • 46' WHAT A CHANCE FOR MARCELO!!! The Brazilian times his run in behind the Malaga defence to perfection to meet Sergio Ramos's cross with a firm left foot volley, but Munua was perfectly placed to make the block!
    • 46' Malaga get the second half underway.
    • 45+2' There's the half-time whistle. Malaga 1-0 Real Madrid. It couldn't be going much worse for Manuel Pellegrini's side at the moment.
    • 45+1' Madrid are beginning to pile on the pressure with half-time approaching. Xabi Alonso clips an inch-perfect ball over the top for Higuain, and only a fine intervention from Helder stops the Argentinian from having a free run in on goal.
    • 43' Caicedo is punished harshly for jumping next to Garay. The protection afforded defenders under pressure in this match has been bordering on the ridiculous.
    • 41' Ronaldo now lashes a low shot just wide after a beautiful piece of control.
    • 40' Higuain is brought down right on the edge of the area. And he was actually fouled. Inviting position here for Real. Ronaldo and Van der Vaart are both over it...GREAT SAVE FROM MUNUA FROM VAN DER VAART!!!
    • 36' Marcelo now drills a shot high into the stands after a corner is cleared out to him.
    • 36' Ivan Gonzalez is the next to drop to the ground in a ridiculous manner as Cristiano Ronaldo lightly touches his arm.
    • 34' Malaga go close again!! picks up the ball ont he left and sets off on a mazy run toward the by-line, he pulls it back...but Caicedo sidefoots wide!!
    • 33' The cameras have just focussed in on Florentino Perez, who breathed a deep sigh after checking his mobile phone. No doubt he's following events in the Camp Nou on Eurosport Mobile.
    • 32' It's just got worse for Real. The league title looks to be staying in Barcelona. Pedro has just put them 2-0 up against Real Valladolid.
    • 31' Lovely ball in from Marcelo for Van der Vaart who's jut inside the area, the Dutchman controls on his chest, and fires a spectacular overhead just wide!!!
    • 29' Bad news for Real Madrid fans, good news for Malaga fans. Barcelona have taken the lead at the Camp Nou - an own goal from Luis Prieto from Pedro's cross. It was a bit of a howler, to be honest.
    • 27' Sergio Ramos booked for a nothing tackle on Caicedo. Not quite sure what the referee saw in that.
    • 26' Inviting cross from the right from Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo gets his head to it, and draws an acrobatic save from Munua!! The Portuguese did about as well as could be expected with that. The ball in was in fact a little behind him.
    • 24' Malaga's pressing is paying dividends. Madrid's attacking players are being given no time on the ball, and are struggling to put anything together. Van der Vaart and Ronaldo have been quiet, while Higuain has fired well wide on the one occasion he has found space.
    • 20' Garay hurls himself to the ground comically now despite the contact with Caicedo having come a good few seconds beforehand. Slightly tiresome.
    • 17' Higuain is left unmarked ont he edge of the area and is picked out by Xabi Alonso, he pulls the trigger...well wide.
    • 16' Kaka is looking on from the stands in a rather sharp suit, though understandably the look on his face is one of concern.
    • 13' Granero flights the free-kick into the area, but it's far too close to Munua, who punches clear - the sun was in his eyes there, and he didn't really want to risk dropping a catch.
    • 11' Gamez booked for a kick at Ronaldo, who went down theatrically. He'll have to be careful now.
    • 10' GOAL!!! Malaga have the lead!!! It all stemmed from two misjudgements in midfield, but it matters not!!! An infield ball eluded Apono then Granero in quick succession Duda picked it up played a neat exchange with Caicedo, and tucked the ball into the bottom corner past Casillas.
    • 6' Well, one half-chance for Real and one real chance for Malaga in the first five minutes. A dramatic start to say the least.
    • 5' MALAGA ALMOST TAKE THE LEAD!!! Duda fires in a speculative shot from the right flank that takes an awkward bounce in front of Casillas, he spills it out right in front of Caicedo, he shifts it to the right of the 'keeper and tries to wrap his foot around it, but the angles are against him and he can only fire into the side-netting! What a scare for Real!
    • 3' Glorious crossfield ball from Xabi Alonso for Marcelo, he controls beautifully and skips away from Gamez, he cuts it back for Ronaldo...OVER THE BAR! He was immediately closed down by two Malaga defenders as soon as the ball came to him, and had no option but to thump it first time.
    • 1' Real Madrid get the game underway at the Rosaleda.
    • 18:50 Just to clear up Malaga's situation regarding relegation: they are one of four teams all on 36 points, and they currently lie 18th. Even if they win, they must still hope other results go their way. The same applies for Tenerife and bottom-placed Xerez, while the two other teams on 36 points (Valladolid and Racing Santander) should be safe if they win. Easier said than done for Valladolid - they face a Barca team gunning for the league title.
    • 18:45 No surprise that Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini is sticking by his trusty front two of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain. The pair have 26 and 26 league goals respectively this season. That's just one short of the total of 54 that Messi and and Eto'o rattled in last season.
    • 18:40 Real Madrid team: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Raul Albiol, Ezequiel Garay, Marcelo, Fernando Gago, Xabi Alonso, Rafael Van der Vaart, Esteban Granero, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.
    • 18:40 Right, the teams are in, so let's bring you right up to speed. Malaga team: Gustavo Munua, Jesus Gamez, Ivan Gonzalez, Helder Rosario, Patrick Mtiliga, Apoño, Selim Benachour, Fernando, Javi Lopez, Duda and Celipe Caicedo.
    • - It seems unlikely that Real will end the evening with another title under their belts, but they can take heart from the fact that Barca's opponents are fighting relegation. But then again, so are Malaga...
    • - This is the situation: Barca (96) hold a one point advantage over Real Madrid (95) heading into the final round of games. Victory over Real Valladolid will secure the title for Pep Guardiola's side, but should they slip up, the door will be opened to Madrid who, in that case, will be champions if they beat Malaga. A draw will not be enough for Madrid, even if Barca lose and the two teams finish level on 96 points, as Barca have a better head-to-head record.
    • - Welcome to our coverage of tonight's final round of Liga action, with the title still up for grabs.
  • Summary

    • 90' Duda is off! What drama! We're in injury time here, but it appears the linesman has spotted something, and Duda has received his marching orders. He was involved in an off the ball tussle with Xabi Alonso, it didn't look like anything serious, but he has been shown a straight red.
    • 75' CHANCE FOR BENZEMA!!! The ball rebounded kindly to the French forward in the area, but he could only fire straight into the hands of Munua!
    • 64' Fantastic save from Munua!!! Higauin headed down Marcelo's cross perfectly for Granero, and Munua flung himself down to his right to make a super stop from the midfielder!
    • 63' Sergio Ramos now sends a header just over from Granero's cross.
    • 49' GOAL!!! Rafael Van der Vaart pulls Real Madrid level with a goal that owed as much to sheer persistance as it did to his individual skill. The ball appeared to be getting away from him in the Malaga area, but he made sure he won it back, and spun on a sixpence to fire low into the bottom corner!
    • 46' WHAT A CHANCE FOR MARCELO!!! The Brazilian times his run in behind the Malaga defence to perfection to meet Sergio Ramos's cross with a firm left foot volley, but Munua was perfectly placed to make the block!
    • 45+1' Madrid are beginning to pile on the pressure with half-time approaching. Xabi Alonso clips an inch-perfect ball over the top for Higuain, and only a fine intervention from Helder stops the Argentinian from having a free run in on goal.
    • 40' Higuain is brought down right on the edge of the area. And he was actually fouled. Inviting position here for Real. Ronaldo and Van der Vaart are both over it...GREAT SAVE FROM MUNUA FROM VAN DER VAART!!!
    • 34' Malaga go close again!! picks up the ball ont he left and sets off on a mazy run toward the by-line, he pulls it back...but Caicedo sidefoots wide!!
    • 31' Lovely ball in from Marcelo for Van der Vaart who's jut inside the area, the Dutchman controls on his chest, and fires a spectacular overhead just wide!!!
    • 26' Inviting cross from the right from Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo gets his head to it, and draws an acrobatic save from Munua!! The Portuguese did about as well as could be expected with that. The ball in was in fact a little behind him.
    • 10' GOAL!!! Malaga have the lead!!! It all stemmed from two misjudgements in midfield, but it matters not!!! An infield ball eluded Apono then Granero in quick succession Duda picked it up played a neat exchange with Caicedo, and tucked the ball into the bottom corner past Casillas.
    • 5' MALAGA ALMOST TAKE THE LEAD!!! Duda fires in a speculative shot from the right flank that takes an awkward bounce in front of Casillas, he spills it out right in front of Caicedo, he shifts it to the right of the 'keeper and tries to wrap his foot around it, but the angles are against him and he can only fire into the side-netting! What a scare for Real!
    • 3' Glorious crossfield ball from Xabi Alonso for Marcelo, he controls beautifully and skips away from Gamez, he cuts it back for Ronaldo...OVER THE BAR! He was immediately closed down by two Malaga defenders as soon as the ball came to him, and had no option but to thump it first time.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Málaga CF

    Manager: Juan Ramón Muñiz

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • G. Munúa
      • J. Gámez Yellow Card
      • I. González
      • H. Rosário Yellow Card
      • P. Mtiliga
      • Fernando
      • Apoño
      • Javi Lopez Substitution Out (79′)
      • S. Benachour Substitution Out (83′)
      • Duda Goal Red Card
      • F. Caicedo Substitution Out (60′)

      Subs

      • A. Luque Substitution In83′ Yellow Card
      • N. Baha
      • F. Arnau
      • Juanito Substitution In79′
      • Valdo
      • Obinna Substitution In60′ Yellow Card
      • Manu
    • Starting line-up

      • I. Casillas
      • S. Ramos Yellow Card
      • R. Albiol
      • E. Garay
      • Marcelo
      • X. Alonso
      • F. Gago Substitution Out (60′)
      • E. Granero Substitution Out (72′)
      • R. van der Vaart Goal Substitution Out (81′)
      • G. Higuaín Yellow Card
      • Cristiano Ronaldo Yellow Card

      Subs

      • C. Metzelder
      • J. Dudek
      • L. Diarra
      • K. Benzema Substitution In72′
      • R. Drenthe Substitution In81′
      • Guti Substitution In60′ Yellow Card
      • M. Diarra
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