Malaga need a win to begin to think about survival, while Madrid might think about resting some players.
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon insists he has no regrets about his outburst against the referee who awarded the late penalty that put Real Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals. Real Madrid got the second goal from a fantastic play after a brilliant display in the 63rd minute as a swift touch from Benzema to Isco who found the Casemiro in the area to tap in the third goal.
And coming up against a confidence-strapped Boquerones defence, which has featured the former Arsenal, Leicester City and Norwich city guardian Miquel regularly since the turn of the year, Bale will be expecting to add to his recent haul.
Malaga (20th place; 17 points) is on the verge of being relegated, so this is a must win.
The Andalusians had looked like producing something of a fight after picking up four points from their previous two games, but lost 3-2 to fellow strugglers Deportivo La Coruna last time out and could be confirmed as relegated this weekend.
Struggling Malaga have plenty of injury problems and will be without Juankar, Adalberto Penaranda, Recio, Juanpi Anor, Federico Ricca, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Maxime Lestienne and Chory Castro, per Transfermarkt.com.
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Yet Malaga followed that up with a 3-2 defeat to fellow strugglers Deportivo La Coruna, and anything other than an away win will be a huge shock.
Los Blancos were without the services of Ronaldo, Bale and Luka Modric for the encounter.
After 31 matchdays, Real Madrid are not in the top three in the table for the first season this century.