Rayo: Cobeño; Tito, Gálvez, Jordi
Amat, Casado (Franco Vázquez 78'); Javi Fuego; Lass Chori
Domínguez (Adrián González 73'), José Carlos
(Delibasic 80'), Piti; Leo Baptistao. 4-1-4-1.
Málaga: Willy Caballero; Jesús Gámez, Demichelis, Weligton, Antunes; Toulalan, Iturra; Joaquín (Piazon 76'), Isco (Portillo 71'), Pedro Morales; Baptista (Santa Cruz 66'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 21. Weligton. Came from behind to head Morales free kick past Cobeño.
1-1. 31. Piti (penalty). After Tito brought down by Caballero inside penalty area.
1-2. 54. Baptista. Got between defenders to head Morales corner wide of keeper.
1-3. 86. Pedro Morales. Picked up Portillo pass and fired long shot past Cobeño.
Yellow cards: Caballero 30', Chori Domínguez 32', Gálvez 46'.
Málaga beat Rayo Vallecano 1-3 in the opening game of the weekend to move back level with fourth placed Real Sociedad pending their game on Sunday. The Andalusians had never won in Vallecas in the first division, but they went in front in the twentieth minute when Weligton got behind the defence to head in a wide Pedro Morales free kick. Ten minutes later however Piti levelled the scores from the penalty spot after Willy Caballero brought down Tito inside the area, and either side of half time José Carlos headed a good chance wide and Lass got through on goal only to be thwarted by Caballero. But soon afterwards Baptista restored the lead for the visitors when he headed a Pedro Morales corner down past Cobeño, and Morales rounded off his best performance in a Málaga shirt with a third goal, beating the keeper with a shot from outside of the area after Portillo laid the ball back from the left.