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Magestic Madrid hit Málaga for six

Published: Wednesday 8 May 2013, 23.09CET
Real Madrid CF showed they are in no mood to relinquish the title just yet after a thrilling 6-2 victory over Málaga CF followed Club Atlético de Madrid's 3-1 defeat of RC Celta de Vigo.
Magestic Madrid hit Málaga for six
Raúl Albiol opened the scoring for Madrid ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 8 May 2013, 23.09CET

Magestic Madrid hit Málaga for six

Real Madrid CF showed they are in no mood to relinquish the title just yet after a thrilling 6-2 victory over Málaga CF followed Club Atlético de Madrid's 3-1 defeat of RC Celta de Vigo.

The champagne remains on ice in Barcelona after Real Madrid CF overwhelmed Málaga CF 6-2, while third-placed Club Atlético de Madrid consigned RC Celta de Vigo to a 3-1 reverse.

A home victory at the Santiago Bernabéu was needed to prevent FC Barcelona sealing the Liga title and José Mourinho's team made the perfect start when Raúl Albiol headed in Luka Modrić's corner after two minutes. Roque Santa Cruz levelled against the run of play, but Málaga's task became mountainous when Sergio Sánchez conceded a penalty for a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo and was sent off. 

The Portugal forward was thwarted from the spot, although he soon made amends with a rasping free-kick. Mesut Özil swiftly added a third, yet the hosts were wobbling again when Antunes found the top corner with a venomous 25-metre drive. Karim Benzema restored order on the stroke of half-time and second-half strikes from Modrić and Ángel Di María completed an emphatic win. 

In the early kick-off in Vigo, Atlético were rewarded with the goal their possession merited three minutes after the restart. Koke's corner was flicked on by Miranda and Diego Costa converted at the back post. Juanfran doubled the visitors' lead when his long-range effort deflected in, before Augusto Fernandez set up a grandstand finale. Falcao settled any nerves, however, with a trademark finish. The 3-1 defeat left Celta second-bottom in the table.

Last updated: 09/05/13 0.38CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

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HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:12 CET

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Real MadridReal Madrid6-2MálagaMálaga

Albiol 3, Ronaldo 26, Özil 33, Benzema 45+1, Modrić 63, Di María 90+1

Santa Cruz 15, Antunes 36

Venue: Madrid

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CeltaCelta1-3AtléticoAtlético

Fernandez 84

Diego Costa 47, Juanfran 66, Falcao 86

Venue: Pontevedra

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