Málaga: Galatto; Jesús
Gámez, Kris Stadsgaard, Weligton, Mtiglia; Fernando (Sandro Silva 67'),
Juanito, Apoño (Portillo 77'); Edu Ramos (Albert Luque 51'),
Rondón, Quincy. 4-3-3.
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo; Khedira, Xavi Alonso; Di María (Pedro León 68'), Özil (Canales 80'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín (Benzema 72'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 30. Higuaín. Got behind defence to turn Ronaldo cross past Galatto
0-2. 45. Cristiano Ronaldo. Steered shot past keeper from Özil's cross.
0-3. 50. Cristiano Ronaldo (penalty). After Edu Ramos fouled Özil in area.
1-3. 55. Stadsgaard. Turned ball in from close up following Luque corner.
1-4. 65. Higuaín. Picked up Ronaldo pass and shot wide of Galatto.
Yellow cards: Khedira 15', Jesús Gámez 45', Edu Ramos 51', Arbeloa 59', Fernando 60', Canales 88'.
Real Madrid take over again at the top of the table pending Villarreal's game on Sunday after beating Málaga 1-4 in the last match on Saturday evening. Although the first chance fell to Quincy, Higuaín and Khedira both rattled the woodwork before Higuaín got behind the defence to turn Cristiano Ronaldo's cross past Galatto. With the first half coming to a close Ronaldo connected with Özil's square pass to make it two, and five minutes after the restart the Portuguese forward got his second of the night from the penalty spot after Özil was tripped by Edu Ramos. Kris Stadsgaard did get one back a few minutes later after Higuaín could only head back a Luque corner, but Ronaldo set up Higuaín again soon afterwards hand the Andalusians their fourth home defeat in a row.