First Division - Day 11

Málaga 1 - Sevilla 3

Málaga: Contreras; Rojas, Litos, Fernando Sanz, Roteta; Gerardo (Zárate 65'), Sandro (Leko 72'), Miguel Angel, Musampa; Canabal (Edgar 65'), Dely Valdés. 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Notario; Javi Navarro, Prieto, Pablo Alfaro, David; Gallardo, Podestá (Víctor 51'), Casquero, Fredi (Tomás 70'); Toedtli, Reyes (Juanmi 89'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Málaga: Sandro, Canabal for Romero, Darío Silva / Sevilla: Prieto, Reyes, Toedtli for Njegus, Moisés, Olivera.

0-1. 05. Alfaro. Header on far post following corner.
1-1. 36. Musampa (penalty). After Gallardo ruled to have fouled Roteta.
1-2. 56. Toedtli (penalty).After Dely Valdés held back Pablo Alfaro.
1-3. 61. Casquero. Free kick which took a deflection off defensive wall.

Andalucia's Málaga and Sevilla met in the weekend's other derby game, with a surprise victory for the visitors who had not won in four matches before this one. Sevilla were missing their strike partnership of Olivera and Moisés, the first on international duty and the second suspended, and Toedtli came in for his first start alongside youngster Reyes up front. It was a defender though who opened the scoring for them, Pablo Alfaro forcing a header over the line following a corner in the fifth minute. Musampa levelled the scores from the penalty spot before half time, referee Pérez Burrull ruling that Gallardo had fouled Roteta in a confusing incident involving several players as the ball was played in from a free kick.

Málaga were missing the suspended Darío Silva, and his replacement Canabal missed two simple chances when it was easier to score. Let off the hook, Sevilla scored twice in five minutes, the first a Toedtli penalty after Dely Valdés pulled on Alfaro's shirt, and the second a Casquero free kick which hit a defender on its way in to the net. The victory takes Sevilla to eighth place, within a point of their city rivals Betis who occupy the second UEFA cup spot, and sets up an intriguing derby match for next Saturday. Málaga have now not won at home in two months, and they drop to sixteenth in the table, only two points above the relegation zone.