Real Madrid hit Malaga for six, delay Barca title party

Handily for Mourinho it was Albiol who got Madrid off to the perfect start as he got on the end of Luka Modric's corner to turn in his first league goal in four years with the club.

updated: May 09, 2013 08:30 IST
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Madrid: Real Madrid once again ensured Barcelona will have to wait a few more days before sealing the La Liga title as they beat nine-man Malaga 6-2 in a wildly open game at the Santiago Bernabeu.

With any form of Madrid slip up mathematically handing Barca the title, Pepe's name was the big absence from Jose Mourinho's starting line-up as despite an injury to Sergio Ramos, the Portuguese international was not even named on the bench after his outspoken comments that Mourinho ought to have more respect for captain Iker Casillas.

His absence meant a rare start for Raul Albiol and afterwards the Spanish international became the latest person from within the camp to call for unity between now and the end of the season.

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