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Spanish Primera BBVA

La Rosaleda (ATT 28,000) 13th April 2013 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: C Velasco Carballo

Malaga Malaga vs Osasuna Osasuna

Malaga 1

J Baptista (90+3)


Osasuna 0

Malaga joy after late winner

Last Updated: 13/04/13 11:27pm

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Julio Baptista: Netted a late winner to lift Malaga

Julio Baptista: Netted a late winner to lift Malaga

Malaga's week to forget ended on a high as Julio Baptista gave them something to smile about with an injury-time winner against Osasuna.

Manuel Pellegrini's side were dumped out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage on Tuesday thanks to Borussia Dortmund's injury-time heroics, and the fall-out was unpleasant.

The club's president complained that their exit was based on racism and, added to the death of Pellegrini's father, there has been little to cheer at La Rosaleda.

With the club banned from Europe next season they could have been forgiven for throwing the towel in all together this season, but thanks to Baptista's goal they are now up to fifth.

They could have been forgiven for feeling sorry for themselves considering how their week has panned out, although they hid it well if they were as they dominated throughout.

Baptista whistled in a second-minute effort which was tipped over by Andres Fernandez, before Osasuna settled and went close with an Alvaro Cejudo header.

Ruben Gonzalez then tried his luck for the visitors, before Javier Saviola twice had efforts for Malaga, with neither doing much damage.

Joaquin then drilled wide as the pressure continued and Saviola was unfortunate not to make it count when his 12-yard drive clipped the post.

Back at the other end Cejudo was brilliantly denied by Willy Caballero and, although the pace slowed after the break, it was Malaga who were on the front foot.

Baptista again forced a save out of Fernandez and Joaquin would do the same but, when it appeared as though there would be no breakthrough, Baptista finished from close range after Osasuna failed to clear their lines.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 12 30
2 Barcelona 12 28
3 Atletico Madrid 12 26
4 Valencia 11 24
5 Sevilla 12 23
6 Malaga 12 21
7 Celta Vigo 11 20
8 Villarreal 11 15
9 Athletic Bilbao 12 15
10 Getafe 11 14
11 Eibar 12 13
12 Espanyol 12 11
13 Rayo Vallecano 11 11
14 Real Sociedad 12 10
15 Deportivo La Coruna 12 10
16 Granada 11 10
17 Almeria 11 9
18 Elche 11 9
19 Levante 11 9
20 Cordoba 11 6