Potential Real Madrid lineup against Malaga

Malaga vs R Madrid

Malaga vs R Madrid

Real are fourth in the Liga standings and could be 18 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona by the time they play against Malaga.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will face no punishment from UEFA after he appeared to watch his side's Champions League tie against Juventus from the tunnel. "It's going to be hard, but we're going there to win and they are going to make the most of it".

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has told Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to "shut up".

Despite the result, there were few positives for Real Madrid to take. Los Blancos are now in fourth place in the league and know that a victory will see them leap-frog Valencia into third place.

Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was one of the main players to criticise the referee, while some feel that Los Blancos are favoured in the Champions League. Zidane felt the penalty was rightfully awarded, but the manner of the criticism his side has faced has irked him more than debates about the decision.

Although Real Madrid showed weaknesses in midweek and were fortunate to secure their showdown with Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals, Sunday should see a return to the norm alongside a convincing victory.

Otherwise, Real's only injury problem concerns Nacho Fernandez, who is expected to miss all of April due to a thigh problem, per Marca. Karim Benzema is expected to start in attack. It's going to be hard, but we'll go there to win and they're going to give it all.

Due to the suspension of Malaga's Luis Hernandez, it will most likely fall upon the shoulders of fellow centre back Ignasi Miquel to keep Gareth Bale quiet on Sunday evening.

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