First Division - Day 7

Málaga 2 - Getafe 1

Málaga: Arnau; Jesús Gámez, Helder Rosario, Weligton, Calleja; Eliseu, Apoño, Miguel Ángel, Duda (Nacho 75'); Adrián (Fernando 83'), Baha (Lolo 90'). 4-4-2.
Getafe: Pato Abbondazieri; David Cortés, Cata Díaz, Mario, Licht; Celestini (Polanski 55'), Casquero; Manu del Moral, Albín (Kepa 81'), Granero (Uche 68'); Soldado. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Málaga: No change / Getafe: Pato Abbondazieri, Soldado for Jacobo, Guerrón.

0-1. 09. Soldado. Collected long Pato clearance and struck shot past Arnau.
1-1. 31. Baha. Got on the end of Duda free kick to head down past Abbondanzieri.
2-1. 38. Duda. Turned ball past keeper from wide angle after Gámez crossed in.

Yellow cards: Casquero 29', Duda 44', Manu 52', Eliseu 58', Cata Díaz 58', Licht 78', Adrián 83'.

After a bad start to the season, Málaga are now a surprise seventh after beating Getafe 2-1. The visitors got the better start, Granero testing Arnau before Soldado picked up a long punt from Pato to beat the keeper with a low shot from outside of the area.

Eliseu missed a sitter though and Miguel Angel headed against the post before Baha got ahead of a static defence to head Duda's cross past Pato. And seven minutes later the visiting keeper got caught badly out of position allowing Duda to turn Jesús Gámez's cross in to an empty net.

Adrián had a couple of chances to extend the lead after the break, but substitute Kepa could have saved a point had he been able to beat Arnau in stoppage time. Málaga had their third win in a row though, and they have built up a solid base before taking on the big four.