First Division - Day 36

Real Sociedad 1 - Málaga 3

Real Sociedad: Riesgo; Zubiaurre, Labaka, Brechet, Rossato; Karpin, Mladenovic (Agirretxe 66'); Uranga (Xabi Prieto 66'), Gabilondo (Aranburu 46'), Barkero; De Paula. 4-2-3-1.
Málaga: Arnau; Gerardo, César Navas, Fernando Sanz, Valcarce; Juanito, Miguel Angel; Edgar, Michel (Juan Rodríguez 67'), Duda (Manu Sánchez 83'); Fernando Baiano (Tote 74'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Real Sociedad: Zubiaurre, Labaka, Karpin, Mladenovic for López Rekarte, Luiz Alberto, Mikel Alonso, Aranburu / Málaga: Michel for Romero.

0-1. 45. Edgar. Picked up Michel pass on right and shot into empty net.
0-2. 57. Baiano. Ran on to Edgar back-heel pass to force shot past Riesgo.
0-3. 68. Baiano. Connected with square pass from Duda to turn ball past keeper.
1-3. 82. Agirretxe. Hooked shoot past Arnau after Prieto played ball back in.

Real Sociedad and Málaga had little to play for other than pride when they met on Sunday, but they put in an entertaining display (at least for the visiting fans) as the Andalusians ran out 1-3 winners to draw level with their opponents in the table.

The first half though belonged to Málaga (Riesgo permitting), with Baiano and Duda testing the young keeper before Edgar picked up a pass from Michel to score. And early in the second half Baiano made it two after Duda and Edgar combined to leave him free on the edge of the area.

Amorrortu threw on reinforcements, but Baiano got his second of the night a few minutes later after Duda left him with the easiest of tap-ins. And Real didn't react until eight minutes from the end, when youngster Agirretxe got a late consolation goal for the Basque side on his home debut. Both teams ended the day level on 45 points, already safe and planning for the next campaign.