Málaga: Caballero; Jesús
Gámez, Demichelis, Weligton, Monreal (Iturra 46'); Nacho Camacho;
Joaquín, Isco (Buonanotte 72'), Portillo, Eliseu; Saviola (Santa Cruz
Granada: Toño; Juanma Ortíz, Diakhaté, Mainz, Siqueira; Iriney, Mikel Rico; Torje, Brahimi (El-Arabi 66'), Dani Benítez (Jaime Romero 46'); Ighalo (Orellana 79'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 25. Joaquín. Picked up Saviola pass and went past Diakhaté to score.
2-0. 33. Saviola. Controlled Portillo pass and beat keeper with angled shot.
3-0. 75. Camacho. Steered header inside near post from Joaquín free kick.
4-0. 86. Santa Cruz. Chested on Buonanotte pass and drove shot past Toño.
Yellow cards: Isco 13', Jesús Gámez 35', Monreal 38'.
Málaga are back up to fourth after a resounding 4-0 win over neighbours Granada, who themselves stay in the bottom three as a result. The visitors put up a good fight though, Ighalo going close twice early on and Caballero having to be at his best to keep out a point blank header from Diakhaté. A couple of minutes either side of the half hour mark though the locals went two up, Joaquín picking up Saviola's pass and running on to beat Toño, and after Gámez crashed a shot against the bar, Saviola beating the keeper for a second time after collecting a pass from Portillo. Caballero had to make two more top class saves from Ighalo and Torje though before the break, Iriney firing the rebound from the first one wide with the goal at his mercy, and Ighalo hit the post after the restart. Toño though was also under the cosh, and with a quarter of an hour to go Camacho got on the end of Joaquín's wide free kick to head home a third. Ten minutes later Santa Cruz showed good control to net the fourth, and Pellegrini had his revenge on Anquela, whose Alcorcón side cost the Chilean coach his job at Real Madrid in that famous cup tie from a few years ago. Anquela is sweating that history doesn't repeat itself completely!