Sporting: Juan Pablo; Damián
Suárez, Gálvez, Gregory, Canella; Eguren, Nacho Cases; Nacho Novo
(Trejo 70'), André Castro (Rivera 78'), Miguel De las Cuevas (Bilic
82'); Barral. 4-2-3-1.
Málaga: Willy Caballero; Sergio Sánchez, Demichelis, Mathijsen (Rondón 82'), Monreal; Cazorla, Toulalan; Seba Fernández (Juanmi 58'), Isco, Eliseu (Buonanotte 70'); Van Nistelrooy. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 36. Gálvez. Ran forward to poke Nacho Cases free kick past Caballero.
1-1. 88. Van Nistelrooy. Picked up ball outside area and shot past Juan Pablo.
2-1. 92. Trejo. Controlled Rivera pass and lifted angled shot over keeper.
Yellow cards: Mathijsen 07', Toulalan 10', André Castro 46', Eguren 70', Juan Pablo 82', Trejo 85', Nacho Cases 86', Isco 86'.
Málaga drop out of the European spots this week after a 2-1 defeat at Sporting Gijón, the Andalusians having only picked up two points now from their last five games. The locals needed a win to take them off the bottom spots, and Gregory tested Caballero early on, with Novo firing the rebound wide. And with ten minutes to go to the break debutant Gálvez put them ahead when he poked in a wide Cases free kick, the referee turning down appeals for offside. Shortly after the interval Eliseu hit the post, and a few minutes later Gregory cleared off the line from Van Nistelrooy with the keeper beaten. Then with two minutes to go Van Nistelrooy appeared to have saved a point for the visitors, the veteran striker beating Juan Pablo with a shot from outside of the area. However with the game in injury time Trejo picked up Rivera's pass and struck a shot over the head of Caballero to win the game and send the local fans home happy.