Málaga: Willy Caballero; Jesús
Gámez, Demichelis, Kris, Eliseu; Nacho Camacho, Apoño (Sandro
Silva 69'); Seba Fernández, Baptista, Duda (Maresca 79'); Rondón
(Recio 36'). 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Gregory, Jorge, Canella; Eguren (Miguel De las Cuevas 61'), André Castro; Luis Morán (Nacho Novo 69'), Sangoy (Barral 46'), Ayoze; Bilic. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 11. Baptista. Acrobatic shot back in to net after Juan Pablo pushed out cross.
2-0. 67. Eliseu. Ran on to Seba return pass and steered shot wide of Juan Pablo.
Yellow cards: Gregory 09', Camacho 31', Duda 56'.
Málaga ensured another season in the top flight after a 2-0 victory against Sporting Gijón. The Andalusians had won their last four matches, and after a frenetic start Baptista opened the scoring with an acrobatic scissor kick, his seventh goal in five games. There was a blow for the locals when top scorer Rondón limped off injured before the interval, and half time substitute Barral missed a good chance to equalise after the restart. But a few minutes later Eliseu latched on to a Seba return pass to score the second and take his side two points above the Asturians in the table.