First Division - Day 26

Real Sociedad 1 - Málaga 1

Real: Rulli; Zaldúa, Mikel González (Granero 74‘), Iñigo Martínez, Yuri; Xabi Prieto, Diego Reyes, Rubén Pardo; Carlos Vela, Oyarzabal, Bruma (Agirretxe 74‘). 4-3-3.
Málaga: Kameni; Rosales, Albentosa, Weligton, Federico Ricca; Juanpi, Recio, Pablo Fornals, Ricardo Horta (Filipenko 71’); Charles (Santa Cruz 90’), Duje Cop (Duda 85‘). 4-4-2.

0-1. 56. Duje Cop. Turned ball in from close up after Rosales crossed from right.
1-1. 81. Agirretxe. Volleyed shot past Kameni after Xabi Prieto headed ball on.

Yellow cards: Recio 15’, Iñigo Martínez 19’, Ricca 58’, Yuri 60’, Charles 64’, Ricardo Horta 70’, Diego Reyes 74’, Rulli 78’, Weligton 80’.

Real Sociedad and Málaga remain safely in mid-table after they drew 1-1 in the last match of Saturday evening. Both teams had been improving in the last few weeks, and honours were shared in the first half, the best chances a header by Diego Reyes against the bar, and another header wide of the mark from Charles. Some ten minutes in to the second half Duje Cop gave the visitors the lead after Rosales turned a Recio pass across the face of the goal ,but Ricca was lucky to get off a penalty claim for hand ball, and with ten minutes left to go substitute Agirretxe volleyed home the equalizer, the referee waving away appeals for offside.