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Spanish Primera BBVA

La Rosaleda (ATT 23,005) 24th September 2013 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: C Clos Gomez

Malaga Malaga vs Almeria Almeria

Malaga 2

F Tissone (69)
F Portillo (90+1)

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Last Updated: 24/09/13 11:50pm

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Francisco Portillo: Netted for Malaga

Francisco Portillo: Netted for Malaga

Almeria are still without a win this season as Malaga claimed a 2-0 victory at La Rosaleda.

Fernando Tissone and Francisco Portillo were on target as Malaga made it four games without defeat after their sluggish start to the season.

Alex Vidal had the first chance for the visitors but he could only drag his speculative effort wide before Sergio Duda brought a save from Esteban Suarez down the other end.

The home side had their tails up in the early stages with Mounir El Hamdaoui the next to fire wide and Vitorino Antunes soon brought another save from Esteban.

Lozano Rodri should have fired the visitors ahead after 12 minutes but he somehow missed the target from six yards.

Duda tried a long-range effort just before the half-hour but Esteban was equal to it again as Malaga pushed for the opener their dominance would have merited.

But again Almeria came back as Marcos Nelson's shot from a corner brought a smart save from Willy Caballero.

El Hamdaoui, Duda and Bobley Anderson all tested Esteban before the break but Malaga could not find a goal to edge them ahead at half-time.

Malaga had been the better side but Almeria were not giving up and Angel Trujillo tested Willy in the early stages of the second half.

Suso had a further effort for the visitors but it was once again Malaga who went first to breaking the deadlock as El Hamdaoui hit the post from six yards out.

Sergi Darder then brought a stunning save from Esteban before Malaga at last took the lead through Tissone.

Duda provided the corner and when Sergio Sanchez headed across the box, Tissone was on hand to provide the finishing touch in the 69th minute.

Roque Santa Cruz was brought on as a late substitute and he provided the pass for Portillo to curl one home and seal the win.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18