Luka Modric and Marcelo are set to miss the Copa Del Rey quarter-final decider with Celta Vigo on Wednesday night (25 January) after suffering muscle injuries during Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Malaga on Saturday. The double blow for manager Zinedine Zidane came only days after he also had to rest Dani Carvajal due to a grade-two injury to his right biceps femoris. Marcelo, meanwhile, was also hit by a grade-two muscle strain in the soleus muscle of his right calf in September which kept him on the sidelines for some weeks.
Sergio Ramos struck twice to get Real Madrid back to winning ways as the home fans targeted Cristiano Ronaldo in a 2-1 victory over Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. The European champions' 40-game unbeaten run had come to a crashing halt with back-to-back defeats to Sevilla and Celta Vigo in the past week, but after a nervy start skipper Ramos ensured they opened up a four-point gap at the top of the table. The Spanish international opened the scoring with a towering header from a Toni Kroos corner on 35 minutes.
Jan 22 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the La Liga matches on Sunday Sunday, January 22 Athletic Club 2 Atletico Madrid 2 Eibar 0 Barcelona 4 Osasuna 3 Sevilla 4 Real Betis 0 Sporting Gijon 0 Real