Málaga: Willy Caballero; Jesús
Gámez, Demichelis, Mathijsen, Eliseu (Monreal 72'); Toulalan, Duda
(Maresca 59'); Joaquín (Rondón 78'), Buenanotte (Isco 66'),
Cazorla; Van Nistelrooy. 4-2-3-1.
Granada: Roberto; Nyom, Diakhaté, Mainz, Siqueira; Yebda, Abel Gómez (Mikel Rico 68'); Franco Jara, Carlos Martins (Jaime Romero 78'), Dani Benítez (Mollo 62'); Uche. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 04. Cazorla. Picked up Duda corner and fired low shot into near corner of net.
2-0. 25. Joaquín. Steered header back down past Roberto from Gámez's cross.
3-0. 48. Cazorla. Struck low free kick through gap in defensive wall wide of keeper.
4-0. 73. Joaquín. Connected with Cazorla pass to fire first time volley past keeper.
Yellow cards: Duda 49', Jara 54', Carlos Martins 64'.
A lot of interest to see how big-spending Málaga do this season, and after a first defeat at Sevilla, they finally got their campaign under way with a convincing 4-0 victory over Granada on Monday night. Cazorla started things off early on, picking up Duda's corner and beating Roberto with a shot from the edge of the area, and Joaquín added the second midway through the first half, heading a Jesús Gámez cross down past the keeper. Van Nistelrooy and Joaquín both tried their luck before the break, but three minutes after the restart Cazorla made it three with a clever free kick, drilling it low through the defensive wall as they jumped in the air. A few minutes later Joaquín completed the double act with his second from Cazorla's cross, and although Jara brought a save at last out of Willy Caballero, Isco could have completed the "manita" near the end had Roberto not pulled off a top class save from the Spanish youth international.