• Malaga have only won one of their 25 league meetings with Real Madrid since reforming (D6 L18) but this came in the meeting at La Rosaleda last season (3-2).
  • Real Madrid have averaged 3.3 goals per game on their last three league visits to La Rosaleda.
  • Real Madrid are unbeaten in 17 consecutive league games (W14 D3); the best run of any Primera side this term
  • Bernd Schuster has only won one of his seven meetings with his former side as a La Liga manager (D2 L4); 1-0 with Getafe in 2006.
  • The Whites have won all three visits to Andalusia this season (11 goals scored, none conceded); they lost all four there in the league last term.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has participated in more goals against Malaga than against any other La Liga side (17, 12 goals and five assists).
  • Against no side has Karim Benzema scored more La Liga goals than he has against Malaga (five, same as he has against Sevilla).
  • Willy Caballero is one of only three goalkeepers to save a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty in La Liga (Diego Alves and Gorka Iraizoz).
  • Real Madrid have hit the post more often than any other team this season (17): Ronaldo has hit it more often than any other player (8).
  • Diego Lopez has conceded just five goals in the second round of games so far; the fewest of any keeper to play all eight games.
  • Angel Di Maria has made more assists than any other Real Madrid player in all competitions this term (15).
  • Roque Santa Cruz has scored more goals against Real Madrid than any other side during his time in the Spanish top division (three).