Málaga: Willy Caballero; Jesús
Gámez, Weligton, Mathijsen, Monreal; Cazorla (Duda 84'); Demichelis;
Joaquín (Seba Fernández 76'), Isco, Eliseu (Maresca 67');
Rayo: Joel; Tito, Arribas (Tamudo 84'), Pulido, Casado; Javi Fuego, Movilla (Trashorras 71'); Piti, Michu, Armenteros (Lass 60'); Diego Costa. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 05. Diego Costa (penalty). After Gámez fouled Armenteros inside area.
1-1. 35. Rondón. Got above defence to head Eliseu cross wide of keeper.
2-1. 58. Rondón. Picked up Eliseu pass and beat Joel with shot on the turn.
3-1. 69. Maresca. Steered header in to near corner of net from Gámez cross.
3-2. 84. Trashorras (penalty). After Caballero brought down Costa in area.
4-2. 86. Duda. Fired long shot over head of Joel after Rondón laid ball back.
Yellow cards: Jesús Gámez 03', Arribas 09', Diego Costa 20', Tito 30', Casado 33', Maresca 69', Caballero 82'.
Málaga stay in fifth spot after a 4-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on Thursday evening. The Andalusians started the day just a point ahead of their opponents in the table, and although they fell behind to an early Diego Costa penalty after Jesús Gámez fouled Armenteros in the area, goals either side of half time by Rondón turned the scoreline around. Maresca made it three later in the second half with a header from Gámez's cross, and although Trashorras converted a second penalty after Caballero brought down Diego Costa, Duda made sure of the final result with a long shot over the head of Joel near the end.