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. 

The Basque minnow club looked to have earned themselves a giant-killing when Txema Anibarro found the net with just 15 minutes of the match remaining, and Malaga were preparing to head into the return fixture with a one-goal deficit, but Eibar could not hold out for the dream result.

Former Newcastle United loanee Oguchi Onyewu spared the away side’s blushes when he scored a dramatic 93rd-minute equaliser, meaning the tie is all square as they anticipate the second leg next month.

The goal from the USA international now positions Malaga as firm favourites to progress through to the next round.

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