Málaga: Caballero; Sergio
Sánchez, Demichelis, Weligton, Monreal; Toulalan, Iturra;
Joaquín, Isco (Duda 81'), Buonanotte (Portillo 66'); Santa Cruz (Saviola
Celta: Javi Varas; Jonny Castro, Cabral, Demidov, Roberto Lago; Oubiña, Alex López (Mario Bermejo 82'); Augusto Fernández, Natxo Insa (De Lucas 57'), Krohn-Dehli; Iago Aspas (Bellvis 88'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 37. Demichelis. Scored close to goal after Varas saved from Santa Cruz.
1-1. 76. Augusto Fernández. Fired shot past Caballero after Alex López tackled.
Yellow cards: Iago Aspas 41', Krohn-Dehli 43', Buonanotte 60', Demichelis 79', Bellvis 90'.
Fifth placed Málaga failed to close up on the teams above them after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Celta on Saturday evening. The visitors had only picked up three points away from home all season, but they had the better chances early on, with Krohn-Dehli and Iago Aspas bringing good saves out of Willy Caballero. However with eight minutes to go to the break the locals took the lead after a prolonged attack, Javi Varas saving Santa Cruz's header but the striker knocking the rebound across for Demichelis to finish off. Celta came back strongly after the interval though, and they got their reward when Augusto Fernández equalised after Weligton's tackle on Alex López fell kindly to him. That set up a frenetic final few minutes, with Cabral shooting just over the bar following a corner, and Caballero making a last minute save from De Lucas, and Varas doing well to keep out Portillo and Demichelis at the other end. A point each though, and Málaga now have to concentrate on their midweek cup quarter final against Barcelona.