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First Division - Day 14

Deportivo 0 – Málaga 1

Deportivo: Fabricio; Juanfran, Pablo Insúa (Isaac Cuenca 46’), Lopo, Sidnei, Luisinho; José Rodríguez, Wilk, Medunjanin (Juan Domínguez 63’); Cavaleiro, Hélder Postiga (Toché 63’). 5-3-2.
Málaga: Kameni; Rosales, Angeleri, Weligton, Antunes; Camacho, Sergi Darder (Boka 84’); Samuel (Ricardo Horta 56’), Duda (Recio 71’), Samu Castillejo; Santa Cruz. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 22. Darder. Picked up Fabricio clearance and fired long shot past keeper.

Yellow cards: Kameni 11’, Antunes 24’, Samuel 50’, Luisinho 60’, Sidnei 61’, Toché 86’.

Deportivo lost 0-1 to Málaga in the last match on Saturday evening, and they are now in next to bottom spot after only picking up two points in their last six games. The two teams had played out a 1-1 draw in the cup only three days ago, and this time the locals had an early chance to take the lead when Postiga fell under a challenge from Kameni inside the area. The keeper though saved Cavaleiro’s spot kick, and soon afterwards made another good stop from Postiga when the striker got free on goal. Some twenty minutes in to the first half however Sergi Darder got what was to prove the only goal, picking up Fabricio’s wayward clearance outside of the area and firing a long shot back past the keeper. Fabricio did well to keep out Samuel a few minutes later, and a couple of minutes after the break Cavaleiro rolled a shot against the post. Weligton had a headed goal ruled out at the other end for offside and Duda fired a shot just wide of the upright, but in the end Kameni had to come to the rescue with two more brilliant saves from Toché. The win takes Javi Gracia’s side up to sixth pending the rest of the weekend’s games.