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Malaga snatch a late point against Real Madrid

Posted on March 19, 2012 by admin

Real Madrid dropped two points last night against a well organised Malaga. Cazorla scored the equalizer in the 91st minute, leaving Madrid no time to rally. Real`s lead at the top of La Liga hasn been cut to eight points but we should not worry yet. In truth Real should have secured all three points but circumstances were against them.

The Whites should have had at least one penalty, the most clear case coming in the 82nd minute with a clear foul on Marcelo. The referee, despite being only three metres from the incident failed to spot the foul and Malaga got a lucky escape. Ronaldo also could have won a penalty but it was less clear and may have been a harsh award, looking more like a collision than a foul.

Also, Christiano was given offside twice in the second half when replays showed him to be just onside on both occassions. Mourinho and Cassillas both mentioned the decisions but were not overly critical of the referee who had a good overall game.

Ozil, Kaka, Alonso and Khedira struggled to control midfield, with Malaga enjoying over fifty percent of possession. Casillas was partly at fault for the goal as he was slightly out of position. Christiano had a good game, setting up Benzema`s opener with an exquisite ball from the left.

Mourinho was philosophical, saying “to draw or lose a game is normal. If we had lost two points due to bad attitude or lack of effort Icould criticise them but they gave everything.”

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