Real Madrid’s 11th winning streak came to an end after they played against Malaga in their home field Santiago Bernabeu. Karim Benzema scored in the first half and when everything looked as if Madrid was going to pick up yet another victory, a late strike from Santiago Cazorla saw the hosts only getting 1 point from the possible 3.
The hosts were wearing shirts in response to the upcoming liver surgery Eric Abidal will be going through and the latest tragedy in the world of football when Fabrice Muamba was resurrected in the playing field and their match of the FA Cup was abandoned.
The match picked up in a quick and fiery pace with both sides having a number of chances on scoring. Casillas had to do some nice saves denying Rondon and Santi Cazorla from netting while Willy Caballero also had his work cut out as he took on Benzema and his attempts to break the deadlock.
C.Ronaldo and Ricardo Kaka had some chances respectively but Caballero was working hard and maintaining the score goalless but it was only a matter of time until the hosts could find the net and they were rewarded at the 36th minute when the Portuguese winger was attracting the attention of Malaga’s defenders and later he crossed it to the completely unmarked Karim Benzema and the Frenchman headed it past Caballero.
Pellegrini placed Ruud Van Nistelrooy in the battle fray as Malaga were desesperate in finding the equalizer but they would have to wait until the last few minutes of the game when the visiting side received a golden chance to take the lead through a free kick and Santiago Cazorla made no mistake in launching a devastating and inch perfect shot over to the top corner of Casilla’s net. The Spanish goalkeeper had absolutely no chance in blocking or denying the ball from entering his net.
With this rather disappointing outcome of the match Real Madrid could only snatch 1 point and allow Barcelona to keep up their pressure as they close the gap to 8 points.
Video Match Highlights Of Real Madrid Vs Malaga can be watched Here
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