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Summary

  1. Real Madrid seal club record 16th consecutive win
  2. Carlo Ancelotti's side five points clear at top of La Liga

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Up next for Real Madrid are three successive home games - Cornella and Celta Vigo in the league and cup and Ludogorets in the Champions League. You have to fancy them to extend this winning run.

That's it for our coverage of today's European football action. We'll be back with more tomorrow, so join us again then. Cheers!

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Mitch Mansfield: Remember when Real won just 1 of 1st 5 games this season (incl. Super Cup) & letting Alonso/ADM go seemed absurd? Me neither!

Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid

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So then, is this Real Madrid team better than Jose Mourinho's from three years ago?

Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid

Malaga
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Fair play to Malaga, they gave a pretty good fight but once again Real Madrid's quality told. They move five points clear at the top of La Liga, but second-place Barcelona are in action tomorrow.

FULL-TIME

Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid

No they can't because that's it! And Carlo Ancelotti goes into the history books as Real Madrid secure their 16th successive win. A club record.

GOAL

Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid - Roque Santa Cruz

Well, well, well. This could be an interesting final few minutes as Roque Santa Cruz gets the goal his performance deserves as he nods in from a cross. Can they snatch a draw?

SUBSTITUTION

Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid

Javier Hernandez is given a few minutes on the pitch as he replaces goalscorer Gareth Bale. Dani Carvajal is also replaced by Raphael Varane.

GREAT SAVE!

Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid

After several nervy moments, Iker Casillas pulls off a great save to deny Juanpi's well-struck free-kick. Apparently he has not conceded in 600 minutes of football for club and country. Fair play.

RED CARD

Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid - Isco

A blemish on what looks like a victory for Real Madrid as Isco is shown a second yellow for a foul on Samu Castillejo. Isco, a former Malaga player, goes off to huge applause.

GOAL

Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid - Gareth Bale

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Game, set and match and Real Madrid have a club record 16th consecutive win in the bag. It's a great goal too, as a long ball is played from the back to Cristiano Ronaldo, who knocks it into the path of Gareth Bale and he strides towards goal before finishing emphatically.

CLOSE!

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Another nervy moment for Iker Casillas as he again fails to hold a shot and the ball is cleared just as Roque Santa Cruz is about to pounce.

SUBSTITUTION

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Last throw of the dice for Malaga as Javi Garcia makes his final change, taking off Recio and bringing on Juanpi for the final few minutes.

GREAT SAVE!

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo is presented with an absolute gift as a cross drifts through the legs of two Malaga defenders and Ronaldo, effectively stood on the penalty spot, seems sure to score but once again Carlos Kameni somehow keeps out the forward's shot from point-blank range. Kameni has put in a great shift tonight.

SUBSTITUTION

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti makes a change as Karim Benzema goes off and Asier Illarramendi comes on. The defensive midfielder brought perhaps on to shore things up a little just as Malaga start to look a bit more dangerous.

CLOSE!

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Better from Malaga as Roque Santa Cruz heads just over from Sergi Darder's corner. The home side are finally becoming a bit more adventurous after letting Real Madrid have the ball for the first 20 minutes or so of this half.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

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A enforced change for Malaga as Sergio Sanchez tweaks something and he signals to the bench that he can't continue. Marcos Angeleri comes on. Ricardo Horta also comes on for Duda.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

If you are wondering why I have not mentioned a Malaga attack in this half, it is because there has not been one to mention as yet. They've got 10 outfield players camped inside their own half as Real Madrid search for an opener. This half doesn't have quite the same zip as the first. A goal would change that.

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World Cup-winner or Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or?

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Paul Moore: If Ronaldo was the darling of Barcelona, Platini would never had made that comment.

Dool: Then we should have Ballon D'or every four years! Should be awarded to a player that was consistent throughout season!

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

If Malaga are to get back into this, I would not be surprised if Iker Casillas plays a big part in it. Recio lets fly with a bouncing effort from distance and Casillas again spills the ball but the Real Madrid keeper recovers, just.

CLOSE!

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Isco
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Again Real Madrid come forward and only some sterling goalkeeping by Carlos Kameni keeps them at bay. Karim Benzema feeds the ball out to Cristiano Ronaldo who in turn plays in Isco, who stabs the ball towards goal but Kameni does the business once again to deflect the ball away.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo then goes for the spectacular with an acrobatic overhead kick. It would have been a beaut if it was on target, but it wasn't.

All Real Madrid though.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid win a free-kick right on the edge of the area as Weligton clips Gareth Bale's ankle. James Rodriguez takes the set-piece, lifting the ball towards the near post where Gareth Bale gets away from his marker but plants a header just wide.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid are immediately on the hunt for a second goal as James Rodriguez curls a free-kick into the area which Sergio Ramos then heads towards Gareth Bale. The Wales international can't get the direction he would have hoped on his header, but he was offside anyway.

KICK-OFF

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid are 45 minutes away from a club-record 16th consecutive win. Can they do it?

Second half under way.

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World Cup-winner or Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or?

Here is a few more of your thoughts after Uefa president Michel Platini suggested the Ballon d'Or should be awarded to one of Germany's World Cup-winning players.

Rohan Bardeskar: Patini gone nuts!! World Cup is played every four years not every year and for this year it's surely Ronaldo.

Dip Azad: CR7 deserves it. There's no close candidate without Ronaldo.

Sultan Salahuddin: Ballon D'or should be given to an individual for his performances over 12 months not just a couple of games at the World Cup.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

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Real Madrid had more shots and more possession in the first half but Malaga gave the away side's defence a couple of nervy moments, as did Iker Casillas. A second goal for Real and I can't see Malaga getting anything from this, but at the moment I would not bet against them scoring in the second half.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

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Another game, another assist by Cristiano Ronaldo. A great first-half performance from the forward, all that is missing is a goal.

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Ross, via text: "Anyone think Ronaldo might be a little jealous of Messi at the moment as he has the record of most La Liga & Champions League goals at the moment?

HALF-TIME

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

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An entertaining half comes to an end and Real Madrid go into the break with their noses in front. The away side look typically dangerous when they attack but Malaga are very much still in this.

YELLOW CARD

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Toni Kroos is shown the yellow card after colliding with Duda when challenging for the ball. Kroos is fuming.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

He's not going to go for it, surely? You know what, he is! Malaga win a free-kick some 35 yards from goal and Duda fancies a crack at goal and, credit to the midfielder, it is superbly hit as the ball whistles over the wall and smashes against the crossbar with Iker Casillas beaten.

Entertaining stuff this!

GREAT SAVE!

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

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Big, brave save by Carlos Kameni to deny Gareth Bale what looked a certain goal. Cristiano Ronaldo slips a smart ball through for Bale, who beats the offside trap and runs through on goal but Kameni is quick off his line to close the gap and block Bale's shot.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

James Rodriguez plays a short corner to Marcelo, whose searching ball fails to find a Real Madrid shirt inside the area and it instead drifts out wide to Sergio Ramos, who is unable to get it back into the box before Malaga eventually clear.

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Thomas Norton: Casillias has got to go. He's not half the player he used to be. De Gea, Neuer, Courtois are so far ahead of anyone else.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

...Cristiano Ronaldo takes the free-kick, some 35 yards from goal, and it is on target and well hit. Carlos Kameni spills his save but the loose ball is cleared before Karim Benzema can get to it.

YELLOW CARD

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
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First booking of the game as Sergi Darder is shown the yellow card for trapping the legs of Cristiano Ronaldo. Free-kick given in Ronaldo territory...

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World Cup-winner or Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or?

Andrew Barnes: It should go to the greatest player over 12 months, which has been Ronaldo by a mile.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid have a more credible appeal for a penalty turned down as Sergio Ramos has his shirt pulled inside the area as he tries to get to James Rodriguez's free-kick. Lucky escape for Malaga.

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid have the goal, but this game is quite open. Malaga seems to be having some joy getting away down the left but their potential undoing is that they are consistently exposed to Real's electric counter. There's more goals in this game.

CLOSE!

Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid

Iker Casillas you lucky, lucky man! Sergi Darder has a pop at goal with a well-struck volley from outside the area, it is going wide but Casillas gets behind it anyway, only to fumble his save and the ball drops between his legs and hits the post. Blushes spared, but only just.