February 23, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Malagaâ€™s quest for a berth in the Champions League was given a great push when they beat Valladolid three goals to one. The newly promoted side this time last year was still in second tier competition and the win gave a boost to the clubâ€™s history.
Malaga took the lead on Albert Luqueâ€™s bending left footer found space between two defenders and beyond the outstretched arms of Valladolid keeper Justo Villar. A penalty made on the 29th minute courtesy of Antonio Galdeano increased Malagaâ€™s lead to two goals until Pedro Oldini scored on a header in the 84th minute to cut the lead to one. Ignacio Perez, who was put in as substitute then scored in injury time for the final score.
The win allowed Malaga to cut the lead of the last finals berth to two points currently held by Villareal. For its part, Malaga has only lost two of its last fourteen matches and needs to win the last remaining ones to be in contention for the last ticket to the Champions League finale.