Málaga: Willy Caballero; Jesús
Gámez (Camacho 35'), Sergio Sánchez, Weligton, Eliseu;
Demichelis, Iturra; Pedro Morales, Baptista, Isco; Santa Cruz. 4-2-3-1.
Getafe: Codina; Valera, Lopo, Rafa, Mané; Xavi Torres (Paco Alcácer 71'), Juan Rodríguez; Pedro León, Abdel Barrada (Sarabia 63'), Diego Castro; Alvaro Vázquez (Lafita 60'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 39. Santa Cruz. Got above defence to head Sergio Sánchez cross in to net.
2-0. 46. Weligton. Near post header across Codina from Pedro Morales corner.
2-1. 70. Valera. Volleyed shot past Caballero after Rodríguez played ball across.
Yellow cards: Iturra 10', Diego Castro 31', Santa Cruz 70', Lopo 74', Camacho 87', Sarabia 93'.
Málaga are still hoping for a reprieve on their European ban for next season, but in the meantime they are getting on with the job of trying to finish in the top six. And this Sunday they took another step towards doing just that after a 2-1 victory over one of their direct rivals, Getafe. Isco felt himself unlucky to have a strike ruled out for a non-existent offside, but with six minutes to go to the break the Andalusians did take the lead, Santa Cruz heading a Sergio Sánchez cross wide of Codina. The visiting keeper did well to tip a Baptista header over the bar at the start of the second half, but he could do nothing to stop Weligton from heading the resulting Pedro Morales corner in to the net to make it two. With twenty minutes to go though, Valera volleyed one back after Juan Rodríguez deflected a headed pass back in to his path, and after that there were some nervous moments for the home fans before the referee blew the final whistle.