|First Division - Day 6|
Málaga 0 - Atlético Madrid 2
Alexis (Hidalgo 50'), César Navas, Fernando Sanz, Valcarce; Gerardo,
Anderson Silva; Edgar (Manu 70'), Juan Rodríguez, Nacho (Paco Esteban
67'); Salva. 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Málaga: Alexis, Anderson Silva, for Duda, Chengue Morales / Atlético: Perea, Zahinos for García Calvo, Gabi.
Atlético Madrid recorded their first away win in eight months, beating Málaga 0-2 in the last match of Sunday evening. Carlos Bianchi's side dominated the game right from the start but couldn't find the route to goal, dangerous crosses from Fernando Torres and Petrov not finding any takers. And Torres should have scored close to half time when he broke through but was unable to beat Arnau.
Up to then Leo Franco had been a mere spectator, and he was to have nothing to do either in the second half until near the end, when Salva missed a sitter with the game already settled. Torres set Atlético on their way when he won himself a penalty after falling under a challenge from César Navas, the young striker tucking away the spot kick after the protests had died down and he had managed to persuade Kezman that he was the team's penalty taker.
Kezman had his moment a few minutes later though when he ran through to beat the keeper with a low shot, and it could have been a bigger scoreline had Zahinos been able to get on the end of Petrov's free kick, and had Arnau not saved another Petrov free kick later on. The result takes Atlético above Málaga on goal average, and the Andalusians have now only picked up one point from their first three home games.