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Spanish Primera BBVA

Nuevo Jose Zorilla Stadium (ATT 10,000) 27th September 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: Juan Martinez Munuera

Valladolid Real Valladolid vs Malaga Malaga

Valladolid 2

J Guerra (56)
H Osorio (64)

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Malaga 2

R Santa Cruz (23)
B Pawlowski (76)

Malaga extend unbeaten run

Last Updated: 28/09/13 11:03pm

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Sergio Sanchez competes for the ball with Humberto Osorio

Sergio Sanchez competes for the ball with Humberto Osorio

Bartlomiej Pawlowski's superb second-half leveller helped Malaga extend their unbeaten run to five matches after a 2-2 draw at Valladolid.

Pawlowski volleyed home from the edge of the area in the 76th minute after goals from Javi Guerra and Humberto Osorio in the space of 10 second-half minutes had put Valladolid in charge.

Malaga had previously not conceded in their last three games but were twice undone from set-pieces after Roque Santa Cruz had broken the deadlock midway through the first half.

Osorio wasted a glorious chance to put the hosts ahead after shooting tamely wide from a good position in the opening minutes of the encounter.

Javi Guerra then failed to connect cleanly from Valdet Rama's cross.

Valladolid's profligacy would come back to haunt them as Malaga took a 23rd-minute lead very much against the run of play through Santa Cruz.

The former Bayern Munich and Blackburn striker was picked out inside the area by Fernando Tissone's pass and the Paraguayan managed to curl delightfully into the top left corner.

Malaga sought to take advantage of their fortune by doubling their lead, but Vitorino Antunes shot wide from a long-range free-kick while Francisco Portillo fired over the bar from 25 yards.

Marc Valiente then made a timely block to repel Malaga attacking midfielder Pedro Morales' strike from the edge of the box and keep the deficit to just the one goal at half-time.

The hosts responded in the right manner after the interval but their finishing continued to let them down, with Osorio heading wide and Omar Ramos also missing the target with his strike from just outside the area.

However, their persistence was rewarded in the 56th minute by Guerra, who slotted home from Patrick Ebert's outswinging corner from the right.

Guerra immediately missed out on the chance to turn the game on its head completely after shooting weakly over the bar from a good position.

The momentum was firmly with the Pucela and they made it count in the 64th minute, with the Andalusians once again undone from a set-piece.

Another Ebert corner from the right caused havoc in the visitors' backline and Osorio rose highest to head past Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

Colombian forward Osorio then headed over shortly afterwards as Valladolid sought to kill the game off.

Malaga, however, weathered the storm and drew level with their first real opening of the second half, with Nacho Camacho's cross from the right channel drilled home by Pawlowski in the 76th minute.

The goal completely changed the momentum and it was Malaga with the bit between their teeth in the closing stages.

Mounir El Hamdaoui rattled the bar from 30 yards, while Valladolid keeper Diego Marino was on hand to tip away Santa Cruz's strike from distance to ensure the spoils were shared.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 38 90
2 Barcelona 38 87
3 Real Madrid 38 87
4 Athletic Bilbao 38 70
5 Sevilla 38 63
6 Villarreal 38 59
7 Real Sociedad 38 59
8 Valencia 38 49
9 Celta Vigo 38 49
10 Levante 38 48
11 Malaga 38 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 43
13 Getafe 38 42
14 Espanyol 38 42
15 Granada 38 41
16 Elche 38 40
17 Almeria 38 40
18 Osasuna 38 39
19 Real Valladolid 38 36
20 Real Betis 38 25