Málaga: Kameni; Jesús
Gámez, Weligton, Mathijsen, Monreal; Demichelis, Maresca; Cazorla
(Portillo 84'), Seba Fernández (Van Nistelrooy 59'), Isco; Rondón
(Duda 74'). 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Mario (Daniel Sotres 48'); Francis, Torrejón, Bernardo, Cisma; Diop, Edu Bedía; Kennedy (Munitis 64'), Adrián González, Julián Luque (Osmar 21'); Stuani. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 21. Isco. Picked up Monreal pass and fired shot in to top corner of net.
2-0. 64. Cazorla. Struck shot wide of Sotres after picking up Maresca pass.
3-0. 84. Van Nistelrooy. Steered header wide of keeper from Duda's cross.
Yellow cards: Isco 15', Diop 52', Cisma 54', Mathijsen 60', Demichelis 89' / red cards: Francis 02'.
Málaga are up to third in the table after beating Racing Santander 3-0 on Monday evening. The game swung in their favour early on when Francis was sent off in the second minute for giving away a penalty on Rondón. And although Mario saved Cazorla's spot kick, it was just a matter of time before the locals scored, Isco beating the keeper with a curling shot from left of the area. Maresca had hit the post before that, and Seba Fernández and Maresca could both have added to the lead before the break. Racing's woes continued after the restart when Mario had to go off with an injury, and with Toño also sidelined, under 19 international Dani Sotres came on to make his first team debut. The pressure continued, Cisma clearing off the line from Cazorla and Sotres saving from Maresca, and Cazorla finally got his goal after Maresca put him through. With six minutes to go substitute Van Nistelrooy wrapped things up with a header from Duda's cross, and Kameni was finally tested for the first time when Adrián's cross almost crept past him on the near post. The win takes Málaga above Valencia and Levante, and leaves the Cantabrians further down in the drop zone. Without a win in fourteen games and with the club going through financial difficulties, they are already looking like a second division team.