Malaga vs Real Madrid: Zidane to drop Ronaldo for LaLiga clash

Malaga vs Real Madrid: Zidane to drop Ronaldo for LaLiga clash

Malaga vs Real Madrid: Zidane to drop Ronaldo for LaLiga clash

"People can write or say what they want but no-one can change the history of this club, which is the best".

Karim Benzema looks set to return in attack for Real Madrid on Sunday after playing no part in the debacle versus Juventus on Wednesday.

"What I read from Buffon was something he said in the heat of the moment and we accept his feelings at that time, but we deserved to qualify, that's what interests me".

Asked if he felt "hatred" was being aimed at the Bernabeu, Zidane did not reject the suggestion.

Zidane refused to reveal his thoughts on the penalty award and believed there had been "too much" made of the incident, instead concerning himself with preparations for Madrid's return to league action. Everyone is allowed their own opinion on the penalty-kick decision.

"It was a game we knew would be hard because Malaga aren't doing so well, but we knew it would be hard", Casemiro added.

Asked if his side had showed any potential weaknesses in nearly blowing a 3-0 first leg advantage, Zidane defended his players' performance. We think about training well, and we've got to be positive and not think about bad refereeing.

Malaga had opportunities to rescue an unlikely draw before Casemiro's goal, Manuel Iturra guilty of wasting a fine one-on-one chance, but Madrid closed out victory to leave Jose Gonzalez's men - 14 points adrift of safety with six games to go - on the brink of dropping out of the top flight. "But I liked it - it was very exciting, and in the end we went through".

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have been left out of the Real Madrid squad for Sunday's LaLiga clash with Malaga.

He added: "It will be more hard after the Champions League match because the effort has been enormous, but we have managed, very well, the three days (since the game) and now we are ready for another league match".

"The 3-0 lead for Juventus surprised me, but that's the beauty of football". We know it will be hard, they will give everything against us.

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