First Division - Day 23

Málaga 2 - Las Palmas 1

Málaga: Kameni; Rosales, Luis Hernández, Demichelis, Juan Carlos; Camacho, José Rodríguez; Keko (Diego Llorente 73’), Pablo Fornals (Miguel Torres 83’), Chory Castro; Charles (Michael Santos 78’). 4-2-3-1.
Las Palmas: Javi Varas; David Simón, Lemos, Bigas, Dani Castellano; Vicente Gómez, Roque (Javi Castellano 82’); Halilovic (Mateo García 63’), Jonathan Viera, Jesé; Boateng. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 12. Lemos. Struck free kick over the defensive wall and wide of Kameni.
1-1. 27. Pablo Fornals. Lobbed angled shot over Javi Varas from right of area.
2-1. 36. Charles. Turned shot in from close up after Keko squared ball across.

Yellow cards: Charles 21’, José Rodríguez 22’, 69’, Camacho 55’, Boateng 59’, Jesé 64’, Keko 68’, Aythami (on bench) 83’ / red cards: José Rodríguez 69’.

Málaga distanced themselves from the danger zone after a 2-1 victory over Las Palmas in the Monday night game. Lemos gave the Canary Islanders an early lead with a direct free kick, but before the break strikes by Fornals and Charles turned things around, the former with a cross-come-shot which looped over Javi Varas, and the latter following a cross from Keko. With twenty minutes to go the locals were left with ten men when new signing José Rodríguez was sent off for a second bookable offence, but the Andalusians held on for a first win under coach Gato Romero, who took over from Juande Ramos seven games ago.