Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scored on an well-directed header in the 33rd minute to give his team a 1–0 lead over La Liga opponent Malaga.
Ronaldo got the opportunity after Malaga gave up a free kick from the right side of the box. Midfielder Toni Kroos placed the kick directly onto the head of an unmarked Ronaldo, who pushed it in out of the reach of the goalkeeper.
The goal is Ronaldo’s 22nd of the league season
Real Madrid took the 1–0 lead into halftime.