But Barcelona have been in this position before, needing a win and a slip-up from league leaders.
For his part, Malaga president Abdullah Al-Thani has reacted angrily to press speculation over Michel and late last month sent out a tweet in Arabic responding to a question on whether his team would beat Madrid: "With the help of God, we'll beat them on the pitch", it read.
Real Madrid would be deserving LaLiga champions if they can finish the job against Malaga, according to midfielder Casemiro.
Lionel Messi is the top-scorer this season in the Big Five European Leagues alongside Edinson Cavani (35).
"We had a game more to play, but today was very important".
Real Madrid just need one point in their last league game against Malaga after winning their outstanding game against Celta Vigo.
Sergi Roberto returns from suspension and will start at right-back instead of Lucas Digne, with Barca at full strength in midfield and attack for their last Liga game of the season.
Ramos is expected to hand appearances to Martin Demichelis, Duda and Weligton at some point too, as they all prepare to play their final games at La Rosaleda. Until Karim Benzema scored the third for Real, it seemed as if Celta could achieve a comeback.
Granada, Osasuna, and Sporting Gijon have already been relegated.
Elsewhere Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad are battling to finish in the top six and reach the Europa League next season.
"The rest of the group, now joined by James and the Castilla player Enzo, carried out a session where ball work was the main focus", Real Madrid confirmed. The Colombian global missed the trip to Galicia amid speculation linking him with Manchester United but could be ready to return to action for the final league game against Malaga on Sunday (21 May).
"Brazil are doing very good". This isn't going to be an easy game for Manchester City as Watford showed during the week against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that they can give as good as they can get in a 4-3 thriller.
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"No. I think he will be wearing the white, I think he will be at Real Madrid", he added.