Dec 14, 2013 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio La Rosaleda
Santa Cruz (75')
Eliseu (54'), Duda (78'), Juanmi (81'), Weligton (88')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Arroyo (21'), Lopez (74'), Marica (88'), Colunga (90')

Result: Roque Santa Cruz goal downs Getafe

Malaga edge past Getafe with a late Roque Santa Cruz winner.

Malaga have beaten Getafe in La Liga thanks to a Roque Santa Cruz strike in the second half.

Getafe had the best chance in the opening minutes of the match, but Pedro Leon's run was stopped by Sergio Sanchez, who conceded a corner. Rafa Lopez then headed over from the set piece.

Pedro Morales did well to drill a cross to Francisco Portillo, but the ball was cleared. From the resulting corner, Sanchez found himself unmarked but directed his header straight at Miguel Moya.

The home side had a great chance to go 1-0 ahead with 24 minutes on the clock, but Juanmi hit the post from close range.

Wilfredo Caballero saved at his near post from Leon's free kick and Vitorino Antunes curled just wide as the match reached half time.

The second half lacked energy until both sides began to up their game. Juanmi lifted his effort over the bar after Moya was unable to hold a Duda shot, before Malaga finally broke the deadlock with 75 minutes gone.

Santa Cruz took one minute to make an impression after coming on, connecting with Duda's cross to power a header into the top corner.

Malaga's Pedro Morales in action during the match against Real Sociedad on April 6, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Malaga edge past Almeria
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

2Atletico MadridAtletico1912612882042
4Real Madrid1895432171532
7Real Betis198383336-327
11Celta Vigo197483327625
12Athletic Bilbao196762019125
15Real Sociedad196583334-123
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo1944112137-1616
20Las PalmasLas Palmas1932141446-3211
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account