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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Cala (73')

Juan Cala fires Getafe beyond miserable Malaga

Juan Cala's second-half goal earned Getafe a 1-0 victory over a Malaga side who remain in big trouble near the foot of the LaLiga table.
Cala powered home a header in the 73rd minute after Angel Rodriguez had cushioned a deep free-kick back to the edge of Malaga's six-yard box.
That goal means Getafe have now picked up 16 points from their last six matches at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and it lifts them up to eighth ahead of the weekend games.
It is a different story for Malaga, though. The Andalusian side, who were seconds away from reaching the Champions League semi-finals five years ago, are five points adrift of safety after suffering a fourth successive loss.
Malaga coach Michel, the former Getafe boss, saw his side go close through Jose Recio early on and they were denied by a fine Damian Martinez save from Adrian after the break, but it was his previous employers who would make the decisive breakthrough in a game of few clear-cut chances.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 33 +64 83
2 Atletico Madrid 33 +36 71
3 Real Madrid 33 +44 68
4 Valencia 33 +26 65
5 Real Betis 33 +1 55
6 Villarreal 33 +5 51
7 Sevilla FC 33 -11 48
8 Girona 33 -4 47
9 Getafe 33 +7 45
10 Celta Vigo 33 +6 44
11 Real Sociedad 33 +8 43
12 Eibar 33 -9 43
13 Athletic Bilbao 33 -3 40
14 Leganes 34 -13 40
15 Alavés 33 -17 38
16 Espanyol 33 -14 36
17 Levante 33 -19 34
18 Deportivo La Coruña 34 -33 28
19 Las Palmas 33 -43 21
20 Málaga 33 -31 17

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