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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 Atletico Madrid 32 +39 73
2 Real Madrid 32 +32 70
3 Sevilla FC 32 +22 67
4 Barcelona 30 +43 65
5 Real Betis 32 -3 49
6 Villarreal 32 +13 49
7 Real Sociedad 31 +15 47
8 Osasuna 32 -7 40
9 Granada 30 -14 39
10 Athletic Bilbao 31 +6 38
11 Celta Vigo 31 -7 38
12 Levante 32 -7 38
13 Cádiz 32 -21 36
14 Valencia 32 -7 35
15 Getafe 31 -12 31
16 Alavés 32 -21 30
17 Real Valladolid 31 -14 28
18 Huesca 32 -17 27
19 Elche 32 -21 27
20 Eibar 31 -19 23