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First Division - Day 38

Málaga 1 - Levante 0

Málaga: Willy Caballero; Eliseu, Camacho, Weligton, Antunes; Sergi Darder, Pablo Pérez (Casado 82’); Samuel (Pawlowski 69’), Portillo, Amrabat; Rescaldani (Juanmi 76’). 4-2-3-1.
Levante: Keylor Navas; Nagore, Vyntra, David Navarro, Juanfran; Sissoko, Diop; Sergio Pinto (Xumetra 64’), Víctor Casadesús, Pedro Ríos (El Zhar 68’); Barral (Angel 46’). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 60. Portillo. Fired low shot back in to net after Navas saved from Amrabat.

Yellow cards: Diop 28’, 79’, David Navarro 56’ / red cards: Diop 79’.

Málaga ended their season with a 1-0 victory over Levante on Friday night, the result taking the Andalusians up to eleventh, just a place behind their opponents in the table. With nothing at stake, both coaches gave a run out to some of their lesser used players, although the locals had the better chances in the first half, Rescaldani and Amrabat both bringing good saves out of Keylor Navas. With an hour on the clock Portillo got what was to prove the only goal of the game, firing an angled shot through a sea of legs after Navas had pushed out a shot by Amrabat. Málaga coach Bernd Schuster managed to get himself sent off for arguing in his last match in charge, and Diop was also red-carded after picking up a second booking with ten minutes to go. Soon afterwards the Andalusians were awarded a penalty when Nagore tripped Juanmi in the area, the players gifting the ball to Casado who was returning from a long injury. Unfortunately for him he blasted the spot-kick over the bar, but that didn’t affect the result, and both teams were able to start their holidays a day earlier than the rest.