Given how poor this Málaga side have been on offense ever since the season started, Real Madrid must get the three points at the Bernabéu to stay at the top of the Liga BBVA table.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Jesé, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Málaga Starting XI: Kameni, Rosales, Angeleri, Weligton, Torres, Recio, Tissone, Pablo, Juan Carlos, Tighadouini y Amrabat.
Benítez has decided to start Jesé Rodríguez after his good minutes against Athletic Bilbao. The Spanish wonder kid will be replacing Mateo Kovacic in the XI as Real Madrid try to add more firepower. Other than that, Benítez doesn't make more rotations with Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema, Modric and Kroos all starting. Not even Marcelo gets some rest.
Real Madrid will most likely need to make some rotations against Malmo next Wednesday if they want their players to be fresh enough to beat Atlético de Madrid at the Vicente Calderón next weekend.