Real are fourth in the Liga standings and could be 18 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona by the time they play against Malaga.
Zinedine Zidane is furious at the "shameful" way Juventus talked about Real Madrid after the Champions League quarter-final. But, ahead of what looks like already a foregone conclusion, let's take a look at all you need to know.
Málaga have only won one of their 33 meetings vs Real Madrid in La Liga (D8 L24), 3-2 at La Rosaleda in December 2012.
The scores were level at the break before the encounter exploded with five second half goals, with the hosts' opener coming courtesy of now-Los Blancos man and former FIFA Golden Boy victor Isco before Sergio Sanchez's own goal tied things up again. Karim Benzema is expected to start in attack.
The Portugal star has continued that form and has now scored an incredible 25 goals in his last 14 outings for his club.
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Vos's longtime friend and college roommate, Rance Priebus, the former White House chief of staff, has also opted not to run. Bryce, a cancer survivor, said he's been open about the fact that he has sometimes struggled financially.
And coming up against a confidence-strapped Boquerones defence, which has featured the former Arsenal, Leicester City and Norwich city guardian Miquel regularly since the turn of the year, Bale will be expecting to add to his recent haul.
Struggling Malaga have plenty of injury problems and will be without Juankar, Adalberto Penaranda, Recio, Juanpi Anor, Federico Ricca, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Maxime Lestienne and Chory Castro, per Transfermarkt.com.
Ronaldo has been rested for four of Real's last five away games in La Liga in order to stay sharp for their Champions League games, missing their trips to Leganes, Espanyol and their last outing against Las Palmas.
UEFA have confirmed Sergio Ramos will not face any match ban after he watched Real Madrid's Champions League clash from the Santiago Bernabeu tunnel, despite being suspended.