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Malaga, Sevilla play to a scoreless draw

Champions League qualification for both Malaga and Sevilla were all but sealed shut this weekend after both teams failed to score at La Roselda.

The visitors proved to have the better chances in the game, controlling the time of possession and mustering two on target shots. Cameroonian keeper Carlos Kameni showed he was up to the task, keeping out an early barrage of shots, and stopping a Juan Cala header in the second half.

Sevilla holds on to its eight place in the Primera Division table, while Malaga will hope for a collapse from Valencia and Real Sociedad while it sits in sixth place.

Six-goal consolation prize

Real Madrid beat Málaga in a crazy game that was marked by Sergio Sánchez’s sending off in the 21st minute. With the Spanish Cup final against Atlético only nine days away and the knowledge that Barcelona would be crowned league champion if they lost, José Mourinho’s men were fully focussed on this game.

An Albiol header opened the scoring before Santa Cruz levelled the encounter. Then, Sergio Sánchez brought down Cristiano Ronaldo inside the area, cue red card for the Málaga defender and a penalty for Madrid. Caballero saved Cristiano’s spot kick, but the Portuguese’s direct free-kick was on target minutes later.

Özil, Benzema, Modric and Di María rounded out the scoring, as Real Madrid refuses to throw in the towel in its battle with arch-rival Barcelona.

Oguchi Onyewu saves Malaga from Eibar giant-killing

Oguchi Onyewu scored a dramatic late equaliser to ensure Malaga prevented a big upset in the Copa del Rey fifth round
Oguchi Onyewu scored a dramatic late equaliser to ensure Malaga prevented a big upset in the Copa del Rey fifth round

La Liga title contenders Malaga scored a last-gasp equaliser to save an embarrassing defeat to Eibar who play in the third tier of Spanish football as the teams drew 1-1 in their Copa del Rey first leg match-up.  Continue reading Oguchi Onyewu saves Malaga from Eibar giant-killing

Vilanova rubbishes Mourinho claims and insists title race isn’t over

Jose Mourinho thinks that Barcelona will win La Liga, but Tito Vilanova wants his players to remain focused on the coming fixtures.
Jose Mourinho thinks that Barcelona will win La Liga, but Tito Vilanova wants his players to remain focused on the coming fixtures.

Tito Vilanova has disagreed with Jose Mourinho and does not believe the La Liga title has already been decided, despite Barcelona’s nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid and 13-point lead over Real Madrid. Continue reading Vilanova rubbishes Mourinho claims and insists title race isn’t over

Malaga sail through to the last 16 but Pellegrini left frustrated by draw

Manuel Pellegrini is proud of his players for their Champions League qualification, but showed frustration at not being able to hold on to their lead against Anderlecht.
Manuel Pellegrini is proud of his players for their Champions League qualification, but showed frustration at not being able to hold on to their lead against Anderlecht.

Manuel Pellegrini says he is disappointed after his Malaga side conceded a late goal against Anderlecht on Tuesday which denied the club another Champions League win, and he claims his side deserved to hold on to victory. Continue reading Malaga sail through to the last 16 but Pellegrini left frustrated by draw

Pellegrini expects maximum effort despite Malaga’s Champions League qualification

Even though Malaga have already progressed through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, manager Manuel Pellegrino expects nothing less than maximum effort from his team as they aim to remain unbeaten.
Even though Malaga have already progressed through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, manager Manuel Pellegrino expects nothing less than maximum effort from his team as they aim to remain unbeaten.

Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini will not let his side take it easy in their final Champions League group game despite the club already having won Group C, and the boss expects his side to remain unbeaten by avoiding defeat to tonight’s opponents Anderlecht. Continue reading Pellegrini expects maximum effort despite Malaga’s Champions League qualification