Both teams had chances in an end-to-end first period, but neither side could make the breakthrough with the scores level at the interval.
The tempo continued in the second half, but both goalkeepers kept their clean sheets intact as the match ended goalless.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
ESPANYOL: Castilla; Mattioni, Moreno, Sidnei, Fuentes; Cordoba, Sanchez, D Lopez; Simao, Garcia, Pizzi
MALAGA: Caballero; Gamez, Sanchez, Weligton, Antunes; Portillo, Tissone, Eliseu, Darder; Santa Cruz, Fabrice