Malaga has defeated Real Madrid in a La Liga match played at Estadio La Rosaleda on Saturday. Malaga won the match by a close margin of 3-2. This was Real Madrid’s fourth defeat in the ongoing La Liga. However, despite this defeat, Real Madrid is still at no. 3 in the La Liga points table with 33 points. Madrid has won 10 out of the 17 matches that it has played in the league. It has lost 4, while, in the remaining three matches, it had to share points.
On the other hand, this was Malaga’s 9th victory in the competition. This victory took Malaga to no. 4 in the points table, Malaga has also played 17 matches in the league so far out of which it has won 9, lost 4 and the remaining 4 matches have finished without any result. Malaga currently has 31 points in 17 matches.
Although Malaga was playing on its home ground but, the kind of form Real Madrid had shown in the last few games, Jose Mourinho’s team was clearly the favourite to win the match. But, that wasn’t the case to be. The Malaga team stood up to the expectations of about 28,000 people who had come to cheer for the home side and stunned Real Madrid.
Earlier, the manager of Real Madrid surprised everyone by not including Iker Casillas in the starting XI. On Casillas’ place, Antonio Adan was included in the starting XI.
Roque Santa Cruz was the stand out performer for Malaga in the match. He scored a couple of goals in a space of three minutes and made sure that his team would come out victorious.
Malaga will play its next match against Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio Municipal de Riazor on Saturday.