Málaga: Caballero; Jesús
Gámez, Demichelis, Weligton, Eliseu; Nacho Camacho, Iturra (Santa Cruz
46'); Portillo (Duda 72'), Joaquín, Isco; Saviola (Buonanotte 72').
Rayo: Cobeño; Tito, Labaka, Rodri (Gálvez 46'), Casado; Javi Fuego, Trashorras; Piti (Lass 71'), Leo Baptistao (Delibasic 83'), José Carlos; Chori Domínguez. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 11. Piti.Got on the end of Leo's low cross to turn ball in on far post.
1-1. 49. Demichelis. Near post header across Cobeño from Joaquín free kick
1-2. 60. Piti. Picked up short Leo pass and poked shot wide of Caballero.
Yellow cards: Demichelis 16', Piti 48', Cobeño 65', Camacho 75', Labaka 79', Leo 82', Duda 91', Trashorras 94'.
Málaga suffered their first home defeat of the season, the Andalusians losing 1-2 to Rayo Vallecano in their Rosaleda stadium. Nobody gave much for Rayo's chances, but with ten minutes gone their new young star Leo Baptistao left Weligton for dead before playing in a low cross which Piti turned in on the far post. After that the locals took over, with Cobeño having to save from Saviola and Joaquín, and Gámez, Isco and Eliseu all going close. Four minutes in to the second half Demichelis got on the end of Joaquín's wide free kick to head home the equaliser, but Rayo snapped back, Piti, José Carlos and Leo all causing problems for Caballero before Piti beat him for a second time with a shot from the edge of the area. Pellegrini threw on reinforcements, but the visitors closed ranks to pull off the surprise result of the day.