Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Madrid beat Malaga

Real Madrid had a bad performance but got a victory over Malaga. Sergio Ramos scored to save his team with a 2-1 win in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

A penalty kick shot by Zidane and a last-gasp header from Sergio Ramos helped Real come back from a Ricardo Souza Bovio first half goal.

Having achieved just one win in their previous seven league games Real needed a victory to maintain their challenge for second place and direct ticket for next season's Champions League.

We must mention that with only four matches left in the Spanish league, Real remain third, two points adrift of Valencia who won away to the Athletic Bilbao and one point clear of Osasuna.

The good news are that David Beckham returned to the starting line-up playing in his customary position on the right flank with Guti back from suspension in the centre of midfield and Antonio Cassano as the lone forward replacing the injured Ronaldo.

In the other hand, Malaga, who have never won in the Bernabeu, are now all but relegated lying 10 points adrift of salvation and with just twelve points left to play for.