Spanish defender Sergio Ramos scored both his team's goals from set pieces to guide Real Madrid to a 2-1 win over Malaga.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted that he is troubled by the growing injury concerns at the club this season.
All of Real Madrid's team news ahead of their La Liga fixture against Malaga
Real Madrid are reportedly keeping an eye on Venezuelan wonderkid Adalberto Penaranda, who is currently on loan at Malaga from Watford.
Sevilla are now in pole position to sign Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz on loan in January.
A much-weakened Malaga defended resolutely to frustrate the Catalan giants at Camp Nou. TheHardTackle takes a look at the talking points from the game.
Tottenham have reportedly reignited their interest in former Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez, who is currently plying his trade at Malaga
FC Barcelona were left to rue the absence of their star forwards as they failed to unlock the defence of a 9-man Malaga and were held to a frustrating draw at the Camp Nou.
Defending La Liga champions FC Barcelona play hosts to Malaga on Saturday, looking to move ahead of Real Madrid temporarily and create pressure on the league leaders ahead of the Madrid Derby.
Real Madrid's 24 year old midfielder has rubbished all possibilities of a deadline day move to Malaga or Tottenham. The midfielder will stay on at the Spanish capital despite head coach Zinedine Zidane hinting at a possible departure.