• Real Madrid have won 10 and lost none of their 12 home league meetings with Malaga (D2) since the Andalusian side were reformed.
  • Jose Mourinho, the most recent Real manager before Carlo Ancelotti, registered his biggest league win with the Whites against Malaga (7-0 in 10/11).
  • Malaga have never beaten Real Madrid in the Spanish capital, neither in the current denomination nor as the now-defunct CD Malaga (D6 L26).
  • Real Madrid have gone 11 home league games without a clean sheet; their worst run since 1998/99-1999/00 (14).
  • The Andalusian side are without a win in nine away league games (D3 L6), their worst run since January 2010 (12).
  • Karim Benzema has scored in four of Real Madrid’s last five meetings with Malaga in La Liga (five goals).
  • Indeed, Benzema has scored more league goals against Malaga (five) than any other side in either La Liga or Ligue 1.
  • Bern Schuster has only won one of his six meetings with his former side as a La Liga manager (D2 L3).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 league goals against Malaga, including two hat-tricks.
  • Roque Santa Cruz has scored more La Liga goals against Real Madrid than any other side (three goals in four games, with all three being scored for Malaga).