First Division - Day 19

Málaga 0 - Cádiz 2

Málaga: Arnau; Alexis, César Navas (Chengue Morales 46'), Litos, Jesús Gámez (Antonio López 46'); Gerardo, Juan Rodríguez; Gabriel (Bovio 62'), Edgar, Nacho; Salva. 4-2-3-1.
Cádiz: Armando; Varela, Berizzo, De la Cuesta, Raúl López; Enrique (Lobos 77'), Bezares, Benjamín, Jonathan Sesma; Mirosavljevic (Fleurquín 69'), Medina (Pavoni 55'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Málaga: Litos, Juan Rodríguez, Gabriel for Fernando Sanz, Anderson Silva, Hidalgo / Cádiz: De la Cuesta, Raúl López, Jonathan Sesma for De Quintana, Mario Silva, Estoyanoff.

0-1. 15. Medina. Connected with Jonathan free kick to knock ball past Arnau.
0-2. 38. Medina. Picked up pass from Jonathan and ran on to lob keeper.

Cádiz added to Málaga's woes with a 0-2 victory in the Rosaleda stadium, a result which takes the Andalusians three points clear of their neighbours who are now just above the relegation spots. Alexander Medina controversially put the visitors ahead when he clearly knocked the ball in to the net with his hand from a Jonathan Sesma free kick on the quarter hour mark, referee Pérez Lasa waving away the home side's heated protests.

Edgar shot just wide at the other end and Gerardo brought a good save out of Armando as the hosts fought back, but shortly before half time the visitors increased their lead after the defence gave the ball away to Sesma for him to set up Medina for his second of the night. And Mirosavljevic could have got a third close to the break when he failed to beat Arnau.

Local coach Antonio Tapia brought on Chengue Morales and new signing Antonio López at the break, but less than a quarter of an hour later López (who had already been shown a yellow card for protesting whilst on the bench) picked up a second booking and was sent off. After that the only scoring incident came when Lobos hit the side netting in injury time, but by then many of the fans had left. Those that stayed booed off the referee and called for the head of Tapia, his side now having only picked up two points from their last seven games.