Málaga: Munúa; Jesús
Gámez, Stepanov, Weligton, Manu Torres; Fernando, Toribio; Javi
López (Juanito 60'), Benachour (Baha 51'), Duda; Caicedo (Obinna 40').
Espanyol: Kameni; Chica, Nico Pareja, Víctor Ruíz, David García; Javi Márquez (Sahar 78'), Raúl Baena; Luis García, Verdú (Nakamura 86'), José Callejón; Iván Alonso (Osvaldo 58'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 13. Fernando. Ran forward to head wide Duda free kick past Kameni.
1-1. 45. Víctor Ruíz. Turned ball in on far post after Toribio headed back free kick.
2-1. 75. Obinna. From close up after ball came back off Manu following corner.
Yellow cards: Benachour 29', Toribio 43', Callejón 45', Fernando 51', Manu Torres 61', Víctor Ruíz 66', Duda 82' / red cards: Jesús Gámez 84', Muñiz 92'.
Málaga moved up to twelfth in the table after a 2-1 victory over Espanyol. Fernando headed the Andalusians in to the lead from Duda's long free kick with just under a quarter of an hour gone, but Víctor Ruíz equalised after Toribio could only head back a Javi Márquez free kick on the stroke of half time. Iván Alonso had a penalty appeal turned down and Callejón hit the bar as the visitors started strongly after the break. But Obinna put the home side back in front after a corner fell to him, and they held on even though substitute Nakamura came close to levelling the scores near the end.