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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 20 +48 54
2 Atletico Madrid 20 +20 43
3 Valencia 20 +20 40
4 Real Madrid 19 +21 35
5 Villarreal 20 +6 34
6 Sevilla FC 20 -2 32
7 Celta Vigo 20 +7 28
8 Eibar 20 -7 28
9 Getafe 20 +5 27
10 Girona 20 0 27
11 Real Betis 20 -8 27
12 Athletic Bilbao 20 +1 26
13 Leganes 19 -2 25
14 Espanyol 20 -9 24
15 Real Sociedad 20 -2 23
16 Alavés 20 -13 19
17 Levante 20 -12 18
18 Deportivo La Coruña 20 -22 16
19 Las Palmas 20 -31 14
20 Málaga 20 -20 12

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