Atlético: De Gea; Ujfalusi, Perea
(Domínguez 20'), Godín, Filipe Luis; Reyes, Mario Suárez,
Raúl García (Diego Forlán 59'), Elías (Koke 46');
Agüero, Diego Costa. 4-4-2.
Málaga: Willy Caballero; Jesús Gámez, Demichelis, Kris, Eliseu; Nacho Camacho, Apoño (Portillo 87'); Seba Fernández, Baptista, Duda (Sandro Silva 69'); Rondón (Maresca 83'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 29. Rondón. Got on the end of Jesús Gámez cross to head wide of De Gea.
0-2. 35. Baptista. Steered header back past keeper after Seba crossed from right.
0-3. 84. Maresca. Following up after De Gea pushed out Baptista's angled shot.
Yellow cards: Diego Costa 27', Duda 27', Ujfalusi 41', Demichelis 72', Jesús Gámez 77'.
Atlético Madrid drop to seventh after they were beaten 0-3 by an improving Málaga on Saturday evening. Once again Rondón and Baptista made the difference for the Andalusians, the former heading in a long cross from Jesús Gámez and the latter doing likewise a few minutes later from a centre from Seba Fernández. Quique eventually turned to the out of favour Diego Forlán, who at least tested Willy a time or two, but with the game coming to an end substitute Maresca put the result beyond doubt with a third goal after De Gea could only push out a shot from Baptista. The result means that Málaga move on to 42 points, which in most seasons would be enough to stay up, although this year that might not be the case.