Match Report Málaga 0-2 Real Madrid: Los Blancos La Liga champions 2016-2017

Match Report Málaga 0-2 Real Madrid: Los Blancos La Liga champions 2016-2017


Real Madrid beat Málaga 0-2 at La Rosaleda in the last game of the regular season and now they claimed La Liga title 2016-2017. After five years without winning this title, Real Madrid achieved La Liga in a wonderful and excited season where the team managed by Zinedine Zidane was the best squad of the Spanish league.

Zinedine Zidane decided to introduce Danilo in the right back instead of Nacho, who has been one of the best players of the season. Isco was the footballer who had to connect the midfield with the attacking line being the playmaker of the team.

The match could not start better for Real Madrid. In the 2nd minute Luis Hernández made a big mistake in the defense and Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoreboard with a great finish after an assist of Isco. It was really good news for Real Madrid’s interests because it was very important to score the first goal of the clash. In the 13th minute Málaga had their first chance to tie the game with a good shot from the best player of the Andalusian team, Sandro, but Keylor Navas saved it. Real Madrid were controlling the game but in the 21st minute, Sandro once again, had a great opportunity from a free kick but Keylor Navas prevented the goal with a wonderful save, showing that he is in a great moment.

Los Blancos were playing really good, highlighting Kroos and Modric who were giving the necessary balance in the midfield. In 30th minute Cristiano had a great opportunity to score his second personal goal but Kameni saved it. Bezema was constantly in motion, which allowed Ronaldo the chance to occupy the number nine position, where he has been a deadly in the recent months.

Real Madrid started the second half with several doubts, making many mistakes in defense but in the 55th minute Los Blancos doubled their lead with a goal of Benzema in a reject of Kameni from a very powerful header of Sergio Ramos. Ten minutes later Zinedine Zidane decided to substitute Isco by James and Casemiro by Kovacic. The Spanish play maker left the pitch applauded from Málaga supporters after his past in the Andalusian side. After the second goal, Los Blancos were very confortable in the pitch knowing that they were going to win La Liga. In the 73rd minute Morata replaced Benzema with the aim of scoring the third goal in a counter attack taking advantage Morata’s speed. In the last 10 minutes the team managed by Zidane had several chances to increase the gap with opportunities from Modric and Marcelo but they missed them.

Congratulations to Real Madrid, who are the champions of Spain for the 33rd time in their history. Los Blancos played a really complete game and they were able to achieve La Liga in a season where the team managed by Zinedine Zidane has been the most regular team in all the league. Now they must celebrate the title with their supporters and rest for the great Champions League final on June 3 against a very tough team as Juventus.