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Málaga miss chance to leapfrog Valencia

Published: Sunday 15 April 2012, 18.00CET
Málaga CF missed the chance to move third in the Liga after surrendering a lead for the second consecutive match and being held to a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad de Fútbol.
Málaga miss chance to leapfrog Valencia
Espanyol's Álvaro Vázquez celebrates scoring in his side's 4-0 win against Valencia ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 15 April 2012, 18.00CET

Málaga miss chance to leapfrog Valencia

Málaga CF missed the chance to move third in the Liga after surrendering a lead for the second consecutive match and being held to a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad de Fútbol.

Málaga CF missed the opportunity to leapfrog Valencia CF and move third in the Spanish Liga after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by ten-man Real Sociedad de Fútbol and Unai Emery's side lost 4-0 at RCD Espanyol.

Manuel Pellegrini's charges fell to a dramatic late comeback at Villarreal CF in midweek, and again squandered a winning position against Real Sociedad. Isco, who scored in Málaga's 3-0 win against Real Racing Club last weekend, registered in the 19th minute and Sociedad had Mikel González dismissed on 44 minutes, but the hosts surrendered the lead four minutes after the interval to a Xabier Prieto strike.

The stalemate meant Málaga passed up a golden opportunity to climb above Valencia in the table, as Los Che slumped to a heavy 4-0 reverse at Espanyol, goals from Cristian Gómez, Joan Verdú, Álvaro Vázquez and Kalu Uche putting the visitors to the sword.

Elsewhere, 18th-placed Real Zaragoza closed the gap on Granada CF – and safety – by beating their rivals 1-0, while Villarreal drew 1-1 with Racing to move up to 16th. Real Betis Balompié defeated CA Osasuna 1-0, while the same scoreline brought three points to UEFA Europa League hopefuls Athletic Club and Club Atlético de Madrid in their respective matches against RCD Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

Last updated: 16/04/12 0.48CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/04/2012 22:45 CET

15/04/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-1AtléticoAtlético

Falcao 64

Venue: Madrid

15/04/2012

AthleticAthletic1-0MallorcaMallorca

Llorente 13

Venue: Bilbao

15/04/2012

BetisBetis1-0OsasunaOsasuna

Rubén 33

Venue: Sevilla

15/04/2012

MálagaMálaga1-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Isco 19

Xabier Prieto 49

Venue: Malaga

15/04/2012

VillarrealVillarreal1-1RacingRacing

Peréz 46

Acosta 90+4

Venue: Castellon

15/04/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza1-0GranadaGranada

Dujmović 6

Venue: Zaragoza

15/04/2012

EspanyolEspanyol4-0ValenciaValencia

Gómez García 26, Verdú 30, Álvaro Vázquez 58, Uche 80

Venue: Barcelona

14/04/2012

LevanteLevante1-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Barkero 23 (P)

Messi 64, 72 (P)

Venue: Valencia

14/04/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid3-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Higuaín 37, Cristiano Ronaldo 74, Benzema 82

De las Cuevas 30 (P)

Venue: Madrid

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