Málaga: Kameni; Sergio Sánchez,
Weligton (Jesús Gámez 54'), Onyewu, Eliseu; Toulalan (Camacho
16'), Iturra; Seba Fernández, Buonanotte, Duda (Portillo 79'); Santa
Anderlecht: Proto; Gillet, Kouyate, Deschacht, Safari; Biglia, Kljestan; Bruno, Praet (De Sutter 70'), Jovanovic (Ronald Vargas 84'); Mbokani. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 45. Duda. Picked up Seba pass and fired shot in to top corner of net.
1-1. 50. Jovanovic. Ran on to Mbokani pass and lifted shot over Kameni.
2-1. 61. Duda. Controlled long Buonanotte pass and drilled shot past Proto.
2-2. 89. Mbokani. Fired shot wide of keeper after Kljestan played ball across.
Málaga had already done their homework a month or so ago, and with first place in their group already confirmed, Pellegrini rested many of his key players in the last game against Anderlecht. Even so they had many of the early chances, Iturra and Duda shooting wide, and Buonanotte and Elseu testing keeper Proto. However the Belgian side improved as the first half wore on, Kameni pulling off a couple of top class saves from Mbokani and Bruno, and Safari finding the net only for the strike to be ruled out for a dubious offside. With the first half coming to a close Málaga took the lead, Duda picking a centre from Seba Fernández and firing a shot in to the top corner of the net, but just five minutes after the restart the visitors were level when Jovanovic ran on to Mbokani's pass to chip a shot past the keeper. Soon afterwards Jovanovic and Santa Cruz hit the post at either end, and with just over an hour on the clock Duda pulled down a long ball from Buonanotte to drill home his second of the night. Both keepers had to make important saves after that, and with a minute to go Mbokani equalized once again after Kljestan set him up. Aderlecht's efforts were in vain though, as news came through that Zenit had snatched third place from them after a 0-1 victory at A.C. Milan.