Madrid's Asensio out of Malaga clash


November 25, 2017

MADRID, Spain (AP):

Real Madrid will be without midfielder Marco Asensio for today's LaLiga match against Malaga because of a right leg injury.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says: "It's not much, but he has something. So like always, it is better that he is out three or four days than hurting himself even more."

The 21-year-old Asensio has scored seven goals in 20 appearances for the European and Spanish champions. His four goals in the Spanish league make him the team's top scorer alongside Francisco 'Isco' Alarcon.

Cristiano Ronaldo has 10 goals overall for Madrid, but only one in the league.

Madrid host Malaga today, needing a win to keep pace with leaders Barcelona and Valencia. Barcelona visit second-place Valencia tomorrow.

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