Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Colotto,
Aythami, Lopo, Seone; Desmarets, Rubén Pérez (Juan
Domínguez 80'), Juan Rodríguez, Adrián (Saúl 86');
Dioni (Pablo Alvarez 68'). 5-4-1.
Málaga: Arnau; Jesús Gámez, Kris Stadsgaard, Weligton, Mtiglia; Portillo, Sandro Silva (Juanito 69'), Recio, Eliseu; Baha (Quincy 59'), Duda (Edinho 59'). 4-4-2.
1-0. 22. Adrián (penalty). After Silva pulled down Lopo inside penalty area.
2-0. 30. Colotto. Steered header back past keeper from Rubén Pérez corner.
3-0. 83. Pablo Alvarez. Turned past marker and slipped shot wide of Arnau.
Yellow cards: Silva 20', Dioni 30', Duda 32', Colotto 33', Rubén Pérez 37', Seone 75'.
Málaga drop below Levante in to the bottom three after a 3-0 defeat at Deportivo, who themselves are steadily moving away from the danger zone. The Galicans took the lead with an Adrián penalty after Sandro Silva pulled down Lopo in the area midway through the first half. And although Kris forced Aranzubia in to a good save from a header the locals went further in front when Colotto steered a far post header past Arnau following a corner. The nearest Pellegrini's side came to scoring was when Aythami almost put through his own net, and Depor could have added to their lead a couple of times before substitute Pablo Alvarez made it three after Aranzubia's long clearance was headed on.