Joaquín and Saviola in the first half and Camacho and Santa Cruz after the break gave Málaga a comfortable 4-0 win over Granada and they move back, at least temporarily, into fourth place in La Liga.
Madrid 4-1 Ajax
Twice Málaga were pegged back by Anderlecht in the final group match in the Champions League, the game ending 2-2. Málaga were through anyway and won their group, a great debut in the Champions League.
Carlinda 6-0 Nerja
CD Nerja were once again on the wrong end of a 6-0 scoreline, this time against Carlinda. That’s a total of 14 games played, 14 games lost and 67 goals conceded. It is going to need a change of fortune in the second half of the season to catch the leaders. If it is any consolation, UK Premier League side …
Levante 0-4 Barcelona
Two goals from Lionel Messi, one from Iniesta and one from Cesc Fabregas gave Barcelona a 0-4 victory over Levante, maintaining their three point lead over Atlético at the top of La Liga and increasing their lead over reigning champions Real Madrid to 11 points.
Málaga 4-0 Valencia
An early goal by Portillo and three more in the last fifteen minutes by Saviola, Santa Cruz and Isco saw Málaga dole out a bit of a thrashing to Valencia at La Rosaleda. The visitors had to play the last six or so minutes with only ten men after Rami was booked for a second time and sent back to …
Wins for Levante and Atlético Madrid
Levante and Atlético Madrid are both safely through to the next round of the Europa League, Atlético beating Hapoel Tel Aviv 1-0 and Levante defeating Helsingborg 1-3.
Manchester City 1-1 Real Madrid
All four Spanish clubs are now through to the knockout stages of the Champions League, Real Madrid picking up the necessary one point they needed after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City. Regardless of the outcome of the final round of matches, Real will finish second in the group behind Borussia Dortmund.
Zenit St Petersburg 2-2 Málaga
Two goals in the first ten minutes from Buonanotte and Fernandez gave Málaga a great start against Zenit St Petersburg, but a second half revival and goals from Danny and Faizulin levelled the match and it ended 2-2. Málaga, however, have won the group regardless of the outcome of the final matches.
Valencia 1-1 Bayern Munich
A dogged performance by Valencia saw them draw 1-1 with Bayern Munich, despite being reduced to ten men in the first half when Barragán was ordered from the field after an horrendous tackle.
Spartak Moscow 0-3 Barcelona
Barcelona have booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a comfortable 0-3 win against Spartak Moscow, with two goals from Lionel Messi and one from Dani Alves. That’s four wins and one loss, against Celtic, for Barcelona so far.