Real Madrid vs. Malaga: La Liga Live Score, Highlights and Recap
Eight different scorers were on target as Real Madrid beat Malaga in an incident packed match at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The home side were ahead inside three minutes, Raul Albiol heading home his first La Liga goal for Madrid.
Roque Santa Cruz soon tied things up, before Cristiano Ronaldo put Los Blancos back in front -- not before he had missed a penalty mind.
Mesut Ozil then added a third, Sergio Sanchez saw red for a last man challenge on Ronaldo and Vitorino Antunes scored a screamer to keep 10 man Malaga in the match.
They didn't stay in the match for long though, Ronaldo unselfishly teed up Benzema to make it four.
That was all before half time.
Luka Modric continued his recent run of form after the break, firing in off the post to make it 5-2 to Jose Mourinho's side.
Malaga were then reduced to nine men, Martin Demichelis dismissed for a second yellow card, while Madrid finished the match with 10 -- Ozil worryingly departing on a stretcher.
And despite all that action, there was still time for more. Substitute Angel Di Maria scored a sixth for Madrid in stoppage time to complete an action packed night.
La Liga: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (1530 ET, 2130 CET)
Real Madrid 6-2 Malaga (Albiol, Ronaldo, Ozil, Benzema, Modric, Di Maria - Santa Cruz, Antunes)
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez; Nacho Fernandez, Raul Albiol Raphael Varane, Fabio Coentrao (Fabinho); Xabi Alonso, Michael Essien; Mesut Ozil, Luka Modric (Angel Di Maria), Cristiano Ronaldo; Karim Benzema (Gonzalo Higuain)
Subs: Iker Casillas, Kaka, Ricardo Carvalho, Jose Callejon
Malaga: Willy Caballero (Carlos Kameni); Sergio Sánchez (RED CARD), Diego Lugano, Martin Demichelis (RED CARD), Vitorino Antunes; Francisco Portillo, Ignacio Camacho, Isco, Eliseu (Oguchi Onyewu); Julio Baptista (Manuel Iturra), Santa Cruz
Subs: Joaquin, Javier Saviola, Seba Fernandez, Duda
What a night that was.
Ronaldo brought up his 200th goal for Madrid -- in only 197 appearances -- and we had EIGHT different scorers.
It means Barcelona won't win the title tonight. Madrid move eight points behind them with three games to play (Barca have four). Although if Madrid beat Espanyol on Saturday, the gap could be five points by the time La Blaugrana kick off at Atletico on Sunday night.
Malaga stay sixth.
Real Madrid 6-2 Malaga
90 -- Di Maria becomes the eighth scorer on the night!
Di Maria to Fabinho, Fabinho to Di Maria, goal. A great finish from the Argentinian from the edge of the box to make it 6-2 on the night.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DE MADRID!
89 -- Ronaldo goes close!
A great pass from Xabi Alonso sets Cristiano Ronaldo on his way, he beats his man but his shot is dragged wide of the far post.
Right ankle injured for Ozil. Hes been carried off in front of me. Cup final is in 9 days. I'm not a doctor, but doesn't look good.— Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) May 8, 2013
85 -- Alonso tries his luck
It's been nearly two years since he's scored, but Xabi Alonso takes on a shot from 25 yards. It's off target though.
82 -- Ozil's not going to finish the game
The German playmaker has been receiving lengthy treatment and, as Madrid ave a three goal and two man advantage, it doesn't seem worth the risk leaving him on.
He departs on a stretcher to a hearty round of applause. Looks like an ankle or knee injury, he looks in real pain.
80 -- Ronaldo booked for a dive
The Portuguese forward is deemed to have dropped to easily at the hands of Kameni and, rather than a penalty, ends up with a caution.
78 -- Malaga definitely happy with 5-2 now.
Pellegrini's cutting his losses and his side are looking to see out the final 12 minutes with as little damage as possible.
76 -- Malaga and Real Madrid substitutions
Oguchi Onyewu replaces Eliesu for the visitors, while 19-year-old Fabinho replaces Coentrao for his Madrid debut.
75 -- Comes to nothing
Ronaldo's free kick delfects off the wall, Higuain knocks the rebound onto the post, but he was offside.
73 -- Another red card for Malaga!
Ronaldo carries the ball the length of the pitch, Demichelis brings him down on the edge of the area and picks up his second yellow card of the night.
Now for the free kick...
68 -- Real Madrid substitution
Gonzalo Higuain replaces Karim Benzema.
Standing ovation from the Bernabeu for Luka Modric, first of the season, it's taken time but I think they finally realize how good he is...— Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) May 8, 2013
65 -- And that's Modric's lot
No sooner had the Croatian scored then he was replaced, Angel Di Maria taking his place.
64 -- And then it was FIVE...
Luka Modric, following ping pong in the middle of the pitch, plays a one-two with Benzema before unleashing an effort from 25 yards which flies in off the post.
GOOOOOOOOOOL DE MADRID!
62 -- Malaga free kick...
Taken by Isco, the ball's whipped over the wall but lacks the power or the placement to deceive Diego Lopez.
59 -- Malaga breach Madrid's defensive third
Antunes gets forward down the left to win a corner for the visitors. Isco's delivery is headed safely over by Santa Cruz though.
56 -- Benzema's control lets him down
Ozil carries the ball into the Malaga half and slips a pass to Ronaldo who, unselfishly again, finds Bezema wide on the left. With a chance to control the ball and get a shot off, the Frenchman's first touch lets him down.
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