Hércules: Calatayud; David
Cortés, Abraham Paz, Pamarot, Peña; Abel Aguilar (Kiko Femenia
60'), Tiago Gomes; Tote (Portillo 82'), Valdez, Drenthe;
Trézéguet (Cristian 77'). 4-2-3-1.
Málaga: Rubén; Jesús Gámez, Kris Stadsgaard (Iván González 58'), Weligton, Mtiglia; Sandro Silva, Recio (Quincy 70'); Eliseu, Sebas Fernández, Duda (Fernando 53'); Rondón. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 11. Sebas. Poked ball back in to net after Rubén pushed out Duda cross.
1-1. 67. Trézéguet. Turned ball in to net with his heel from low Valdez cross.
2-1. 68. Drenthe (penalty). After Recio tripped Peña inside penalty area.
3-1. 71. Paz. Header from close up after Rubén saved header from corner.
4-1. 81. Kiko. Cut past three defenders from right and turned shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Drenthe 23', Abraham Paz 26', Pamarot 27', Duda 40', Silva 42', Tiago Gomes 44', Weligton 47', Mtiglia 58', Valdez 68'.
Málaga drop back in to the bottom three after a 4-1 defeat at Hércules on Sunday evening. Sebas Fernández put the Andalusians in front early on after Calatayud could only push out Duda's cross, and for a time the visitors were on top. But Valdez went close two or three times before the break, including a header against the post, and midway through the second half he crossed in for Trézéguet to stick out a foot and deflect the ball in to the net off his heel. That opened the floodgates, and in the next four minutes Drenthe converted a penalty after Peña was brought down by Recio, and Abraham Paz headed a third following a corner. Ten minutes after that Kiko ghosted through the defence to make it four, and Málaga were on their way home.