Real Madrid is on the verge of securing its first La Liga title in five years.
A double from Cristiano Ronaldo in Los Blancos’ 4:1 win over Celta Vigo in midweek helped put his side at arm’s length from the league trophy. The 32-year-old has peculiarly been in great form in the latter part of the season, scoring 13 goals in his last eight appearances for the Spanish capital club.
Streaming options: Where to watch Malaga vs Real Madrid
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo live in action on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The official live listings of selected countries below for Malaga vs Real Madrid on Week 38 of La Liga are courtesy of LiveSoccerTV.com. Listed by country, alphabetically:
- Ghana at 6 PM UTC on SuperSport 4, SuperSport 12, SuperSport 4 Africa, SuperSport Select 2 Go, SuperSport Select 2, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
- India at 11:30 PM IST on TEN 1 HD, TEN 2
- Nigeria at 7 PM WAT on SuperSport 12, SuperSport 4 Africa, SuperSport Select 2 Go, SuperSport 4, SuperSport Select 2, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
- Portugal at 7 PM WEST on Sport TV2
- Spain at 8 PM CEST on Movistar Partidazo, Movistar+
- UK at 7 PM BST on SKY GO Extra, NOW TV UK, Sky Sports 1/HD UK, Sky Go UK
- USA at 2 PM EDT on fuboTV, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A.
Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo will be required to be on top form as Zinedine Zidane’s side aims to seal its fate with at least a draw in Malaga’s La Rosaleda Stadium. Indeed, Sunday’s opponent is a known foe in the Portuguese superstar’s world.
The forward, in his huge haven of goals, has a cabinet containing 15 goals with a Malaga sticker on it. Six of such goals were scored at the venue of the weekend’s encounter with the remaining nine having been accumulated at the Santiago Bernabeu.
— CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) May 19, 2017
Real Madrid’s rival to the title, Barcelona, will be hoping the south club will keep Cristiano Ronaldo at bay and, possibly, do them a favor by pulling a surprise victory out of their hats against Los Merengues. Their faith seems quite lifeless considering the Catalan club has already conceded the title following words from Malaga’s owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani.
According to The Sun newspaper, the Qatari declared that “the human waste of Catalunya will never smell the glory of La Liga.” This, as a result, provoked bitter rivals Barcelona to file a complaint to La Liga as they smelt foul play.
Furthermore, manager of Malaga, Michel Gonzalez, is quite fond of the capital club as he had quite an illustrious career with the Whites in his playing days. Although he claims he’ll try as much as possible to help his current side to get the best result, Barca fans are naturally skeptical.
There is, however, a little subplot that radiates around former Barcelona player and now Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez. According to AS, the striker, who scored in his former club’s 2:0 defeat at the Rosaleda back in April, has vowed to do everything in his power to try and spoil the party for Real Madrid. But at the moment, it will really take some effort to pull that off.
If Sandro scores against Real Madrid on Sunday and helps Barça win La Liga at the death, then I’ll forgive him for celebrating against us. pic.twitter.com/ouuFrUGEHy
— Shaunwan (@FCBShaun) May 19, 2017
The team which the former La Masia graduate comes up against on Sunday has lost just once in 15 league fixtures versus his current club, who sits on top of nine defeats. Nonetheless, football barely follows a script and, as a result, it will be quite interesting how the game plays out.
Per La Liga schedule, the games between Malaga and Real Madrid, likewise Barcelona and Eibar, will kick-off at the same time. Check the above listings for the time the game will commence in your country.