Sevilla: Diego López; Coke (Cicinho
56'), Fazio, Spahic, Fernando Navarro; Medel, Kondogbia (Reyes 56');
Jesús Navas, Rakitic (Manu del Moral 68'), Perotti; Negredo. 4-2-3-1.
Málaga: Caballero; Jesús Gámez, Demichelis, Weligton, Monreal; Nacho Camacho, Iturra (Sergio Sánchez 46'); Joaquín (Saviola 70'), Isco (Portillo 79'), Eliseu; Santa Cruz. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 49. Demichelis. Looped header back past Diego López from Joaquín corner.
0-2. 70. Eilseu (penalty). After Fazio sent off for bundling over Joaquín in area.
Yellow cards: Iturra 34', Weligton 35', Spahic 57', Camacho 61', Sergio Sánchez 76' / red cards: Fazio 69'.
Málaga consolidated fourth spot with a 0-2 victory over neighbours Sevilla in the last match on Saturday evening. It was as they say a game of two halves, the locals having the better of the first 45 minutes, and the visitors dominating the match after the break. With only three minutes gone Negredo fired a shot against the post which rebounded in to the hands of Willy Caballero, and a cross-come-shot from Fernando Navarro hit the crossbar a few minutes later. Santa Cruz headed wide from a corner soon afterwards, but Caballero had to make a couple of important saves from Negredo, and Navas saw his follow up shot deflected wide by a desperate defender. Pellegrini made changes to his formation at half time however, pushing Demichelis further forward, and within four minutes the Argentinian defender gave his side the lead with a looping header back past Diego López from a Joaquín corner. With twenty minutes to go it was all over when Fazio got himself sent off for bundled over Joaquín as he advanced in to the area, Eliseu converting the resulting spot kick, and Saviola came close to a third when he shot just over the top near the end.