Málaga: Kameni; Jesús
Gámez, Demichelis, Weligton, Eliseu; Maresca (Duda 70'), Nacho Camacho;
Joaquín (Seba Fernández 84'), Cazorla, Isco; Rondón (Van
Nistelrooy 73'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Guaita; Barragán (Pablo Hernández 80'), Ricardo Costa, Rami, Mathieu (Mehmet Topal 80'); Maduro, Tino Costa; Feghouli, Piatti, Jordi Alba; Soldado (Aduríz 66'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 27. Camacho. Ran in to loop long header past Guaita from Gámez cross.
Yellow cards: Camacho 16', Maduro 19', Feghouli 41', 60', Demichelis 43', Isco 46', Tino Costa 64', Jordi Alba 88' / red cards: Feghouli 60'.
Málaga took a big step towards tying up one of the Champions League places after they beat third placed Valencia 1-0 to draw level with the Ches in the table. The Andalusians were the better side throughout, Guaita tipping a long shot from Eliseu on to the post before Camacho looped a header over the keeper later in the first half. Isco brought good saves out of the visiting keeper either side of half time, and with an hour on the clock Valencia were left with ten men after Feghouli was sent off for a second bookable offence. Kameni was only troubled by a shot just wide of the mark from Tino Costa later on, and in the final minutes Cazorla rattled the crossbar with a left-foot shot, and Guaita saved again from Van Nistelrooy. The win was not enough however to give the Andalusians the head-to-head advantage over their opponents, and they stay fourth.