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La Rosaleda (ATT 20,000) 12th September 2011 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: E Iturralde Gonzalez

Malaga Malaga vs Granada Granada

Malaga 4

S Cazorla (5, 48)
Joaquin (25, 73)

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Cazorla: Opens his account for Malaga as they get their campaign off to a win

Cazorla: Opens his account for Malaga as they get their campaign off to a win

Big-spending Malaga got their Primera Division campaign up and running with a convincing home victory over promoted Granada, with new signings Santi Cazorla and Joaquin Sanchez sharing the goals between them.

Big things are expected of Malaga following their heavy summer investment but they suffered a disappointing start to the season when they lost 2-1 at local rivals Sevilla.

However, Manuel Pellegrini's men bounced back in style on Monday night with a one-sided win against another Andalusian side.

Playmaker

Spain international Cazorla, who cost a reported 20million euros from Villarreal, netted at the start of either half to make it three goals in two games for the playmaker, while former Spain and Valencia winger Joaquin added further goals midway through each period.

The victory lifts Malaga up to eighth place on three points while Granada drop to the foot of the table, having lost at home to Real Betis in what was their first Primera Division match since the 1975/76 season.

Malaga needed just four minutes to go ahead at La Rosaleda, Cazorla picking up a cross from Sergio Duda before finding the bottom corner of Roberto Fernandez's goal.

Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cazorla then had efforts to increase Malaga's lead before Joaquin made it 2-0 in the 25th minute, turning in Jesus Gamez's cross.

Dominating

Malaga were dominating and Van Nistelrooy had a shot tipped over by Fernandez and Joaquin also tested the visiting custodian before Cazorla made it 3-0 in the 46th minute direct from a 25-yard free-kick.

Malaga completed the scoring in the 73rd minute when Cazorla turned provider to set Joaquin up for his second of the night.

Granada threatened to pull a goal back in the closing stages, with Franco Jara seeing a shot pushed around the post by Willy Caballero, Yohann Mollo curling an effort over and Ikechukwu Uche firing wide, but Malaga ran out convincing winners in the end.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 37 93
2 Real Madrid 37 89
3 Atletico Madrid 37 77
4 Valencia 37 74
5 Sevilla 37 73
6 Villarreal 37 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 37 52
8 Malaga 37 50
9 Espanyol 37 49
10 Rayo Vallecano 37 49
11 Celta Vigo 37 48
12 Real Sociedad 37 43
13 Elche 37 40
14 Getafe 37 37
15 Levante 37 36
16 Granada 37 34
17 Deportivo La Coruna 37 34
18 Eibar 37 32
19 Almeria 37 32
20 Cordoba 37 20

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