First Division - Day 34

Numancia 2 - Málaga 0

Numancia: Juan Pablo; Juanra, Jaio, Boris, Cisma; Del Pino (Mario 80'), Palacios, Juan Carlos Moreno, Quero (Barkero 60'); Aranda (Gorka Brit 85'), Goiria. 4-4-2.
Málaga: Goitia; Jesús Gámez, Helder (Eliseu 56'), Weligton, Calleja; Apoño, Lolo (Fernando 67'); Duda, Baha, Albert Luque; Salva (Adrián 29'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Numancia: Jaio, Boris, Juan Carlos Moreno, Quero, Aranda for Sergio Ortega, Raúl Bravo, Nagore, Barkero, Bellvis / Málaga: Jesús Gámez for Manolo Gaspar.

1-0. 01. Moreno. First time volley past Goitia from Aranda's cross.
2-0. 61. Del Pino. Ran on from midfield to curl shot past keeper.

Yellow cards: Aranda 13', Gámez 30', Goiria 39', 53', Palacios 40', Juanra 54', Apoño 78', Luque 80', Weligton 83', Brit 90' / red cards: Goiria 53'.

Numancia have not given up the struggle to avoid relegation, and they moved off the bottom of the table pending Recreativo's game on Sunday after beating Málaga 2-0 on Saturday night.

With only a minute on the clock Moreno volleyed home Aranda's cross, and only a good save from Goitia prevented Goiria from adding a second a few minutes later. But ten minutes after the restart the locals were left with a man short after the striker was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Despite the numerical advantage though, the locals went further ahead when Del Pino intercepted a bad clearance and ran on to curl a shot past the keeper. Juan Pablo was called upon to make a couple of saves after that, but in the end the Soria based side could have won by a bigger margin, Goitia saving an Aranda penalty near the end after the striker was fouled by Apoño.