Málaga: Willy Caballero; Jesús
Gámez, Weligton, Demichelis, Monreal; Cazorla, Toulalan; Joaquín
(Seba Fernández 78'), Isco (Duda 90'), Eliseu (Nacho Camacho 70');
Levante: Munúa; Pedro López (Rubén Suárez 78'), Ballesteros, Cabral, Del Horno; Farinós, Barkero; Valdo, Ghezzal (El Zhar 88'), Oscar Serrano (Botelho 56'); Koné. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 51. Rondón. Got on the end of Joaquín free kick to head wide of Munúa.
Yellow cards: Pedro López 28', Ballesteros 87', Seba Fernández 91', Duda 93', Toulalan 94'.
Málaga beat Levante 1-0 on Saturday evening to move ahead of the Valencia based side to fourth. Pellegrini's side are back in the running for the Champions League spots after winning their last two games, and they had the better chances in the first half, with Rondón, Isco and Eliseu going close, and Joaquín and Rondón testing Munúa. Ghezzal caused some problems for the local defence either side of half time, but six minutes after the interval Joaquín floated in a long free kick, and between Ghezzal and Rondón the ball ended up in the back of the net. Later on in the game Rondón and Seba Fernández both failed to hit the target when free on goal, and in the dying minutes Caballero had to save from Cabral and El Zhar volleyed a shot over the bar. A tight match between two serious contenders for the European places, but the Andalusians had the edge this time.