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La Liga wrap: Malaga march on

Created on 17 Dec., 2012 3:50 AM GMT

Malaga's stellar season continued with a 2-0 success at Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side sit fourth after the win, with heavyweights Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid ahead of them.

Entering the match on the back of a 4-0 home win against Granada, Malaga played well in the first half and built on it in the second.

Argentine defender Martin Demichelis opened the scoring after 49 minutes before Sevilla defender Federico Fazio was given a straight red card.

Fazio also conceded a penalty in the process, which was duly converted by Portuguese midfielder Eliseu, as Malaga celebrated an important away win.

Getafe moved to seventh after a 1-1 home draw with Osasuna, with the fans at Coliseum Alfonso Perez seeing plenty of late drama.

Osasuna thought they had claimed victory when Sola netted on 85 minutes, just a few moments after they had Argentine midfielder Emiliano Armenteros sent off.

But Punal's late foul handed Getafe a chance to equalise from the penalty spot, an opportunity that substitute Diego Castro took advantage of in the second minute of injury time.

Other results saw Athletic Bilbao win 1-0 at Mallorca thanks to Aduriz's early strike while Granada and Real Sociedad played out a goalless draw.

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