Finally Cristiano Ronaldo is rested entirely for the fixture following his exploits in the Champions League. Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane are also pulled from the team. Ramos returns from suspension to start alongside Vallejo, while Hernandez replaces Marcelo. Kovacic comes into the middle of the park, while Asensio and Vazquez start from the off this evening.
Malaga have made three changes from their defeat to Deportivo last time out. Ricca, Gonzalez and Ideye come into the fold, with the home side expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Real Madrid subs: Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Kiko Casilla, Marcos Llorente, Achraf Hakimi, Borja Mayoral, Dani Ceballos.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Daniel Carvajal, Jesus Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Theo Hernandez; Mateo Kovacic, Casemiro, Isco; Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio.
Malaga subs: Esteban Rolon, Andres Prieto, Alberto Bueno, Samu Garcia, Maxime Lestienne, Youssef En-Nesyri, Ivan Rodriguez.
MALAGA (4-2-3-1): Roberto Jimenez; Roberto Rosales, Miguel Torres, Ignasi Miquel, Federico Ricca; Manuel Iturra, Mehdi Lacen; Diego Rolan, Adrian Gonzalez, Gonzalo Castro; Brown Ideye.
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