Real Madrid had a terrible night in attack as they dominated Malaga completely but failed to score a single goal in 34 shots on target. Goalkeeper Carlos Kameni was the hero for his team.
Rafa Benitez men finished the game completely desperate after missing so many chances and losing the first place in the table. To make matters worse, Jese Rodriguez had to leave the pitch injured.
After seven minutes, Ronaldo had the ball in the back of the net after meeting a cross from Luka Modric, but the referee considered he was in an offside position and disallowed the goal.
Los Merengues had plenty of opportunities in the first minutes. Ronaldo again came close to opening the score, but his header from a Marcelo cross was over the bar.
Real were in total control of possession, but Malaga also had their chances. Juan Carlos fired wide of the post following a super cross from Amrabat.
Down the other end, Jese dribbled past the right-back and slashed one to the bottom corner, but Kameni made a super save.
The Malaga goalkeeper was the best player of the match. Two minutes later, he denied Ronaldo again as the Portuguese burst through on goal send a shot into the far corner.
After the break, Real Madrid continued to miss one opportunity after another. Ronaldo had another glorious chance as he met Marcelo cross, but Weligton deflected his effort wide of the post.
Jese was next to pass up an incredible chance for the hosts, picking up a loose ball inside the box and clipping it over the bar.
As the game neared its end, Kameni became the hero. After 34 shots on target, Los Blancos were unable to beat the Cameroon international.
In stoppage time Isco finally managed to get the ball in the back of the net after receiving a pass from Modric. The flag was raised when the Croatian received the ball and the ball was disallowed, but the replay showed the goal should have been conceded.