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Málaga Vs. Real Madrid Preview and Open Thread

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MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 07:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Granada at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 7, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Granada at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 7, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid faces the second game of the Copa del Rey leg against Málaga. Mourinho's team was able to come back from a 0-2 deficit at the Bernabeu to finish the game 3-2.

This result means that Málaga will advance to the next round with a 1-0 win.

Mourinho has decided to play the following lineup: Casillas, Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao, Xabi, Lass, Khedira, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká and Higuaín.

Yes, that is a 4-3-3 formation again!

Málaga will surely use its home field advantage to win this game. Every draw qualifies Real Madrid, so Mourinho may be prioritizing the defense with Khedira, Xabi and Lass. We have been asking for this formation to be used against FCB, and this is a good time for the team to get used to it before the likely Copa del Rey game against them.

Please comment on the game below. Be patient because Real Madrid will try to make Málaga attack in order for los blancos to go on the counterattack.