A fine free-kick from the playmaker that curled away from Roberto Jimenez was the 25th set-piece goal scored by Madrid, more than any LaLiga club this season, giving Zidane's men a first-half lead.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, has had a similarly disappointing league season, although in completely different ways than Malaga. It's a 50/50. Bayern are better this year, they're competing really well.
Champions Madrid are fourth in the Liga standings with 64 points and a win at Malaga, rock bottom with 17 points and 14 adrift from safety, would lift Zidane's side above Valencia and up to third.
"I have seen some of their games, it's surprising they are bottom of the table, but our aim is to go there and win". Live streaming is available on beIN Sports connect, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the beIN Sports app.
Malaga sit in last place in La Liga, and they're all but relegated with seven matches still to play. "It's going to be hard, but we're going there to win and they are going to make the most of it". Zidane though, urged his side to keep their levels high, in his pre-match press conference, despite Malaga's lowly position on the table.
Real may have just scraped through in the Champions League and will now turn their attention to the league. Karim Benzema is expected to start in attack.