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2016/2017 Spanish Primera División
  • Pablo Fornals (45'+2')
  • Sandro Ramírez (65')
  • Michael Santos (78')
  • Borja Viguera (13')
  • Duje Cop (49')
  • Lillo (71')

Malaga rally to earn win over 10-man Sporting Gijon

Substitute Michael Santos headed a late winner as Malaga twice came from behind to sink 10-man Sporting Gijon at the Estadio La Rosaleda on Friday.

Santos powered the winner past keeper Pichu Cuellar just seven minutes after Gijon defender Lillo had been sent off for a second bookable offence.

Seeking their first win in eight LaLiga games, the visitors made a bright start when Borja Viguera fired home to give them a 13th-minute lead.

Gonzalo Castro and Sandro Ramirez both came close to an equaliser but Duje Cop also missed a fine chance to increase the visitors' lead.

And Gijon were left to rue their missed opportunity when Pablo Fornals drew the home side level in first-half added time.

But Cop made amends four minutes into the second period when he put his side back in front from a set-piece.

Sandro Ramirez made it 2-2 in the 65th minute when he headed home from a corner and, as the pressure mounted on Gijon, they were reduced to 10 men after a second bad foul from Lillo.

The visitors still had the chance to retake the lead when Cop brought a save out of Carlos Kameni, while Santos came close for Malaga when he headed just over from a corner.

Santos made amends in the 78th minute when he took advantage of a similar chance to divert it past Cuellar and ensure his side bounced back from last week's 4-2 defeat at Atletico Madrid.

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POS Team GP GD PTS
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2 Atletico Madrid 38 +36 79
3 Real Madrid 38 +50 76
4 Valencia 38 +27 73
5 Villarreal 38 +7 61
6 Real Betis 38 -1 60
7 Sevilla FC 38 -9 58
8 Getafe 38 +9 55
9 Eibar 38 -6 51
10 Girona 38 -9 51
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15 Levante 38 -14 46
16 Athletic Bilbao 38 -8 43
17 Leganes 38 -17 43
18 Deportivo La Coruña 38 -38 29
19 Las Palmas 38 -50 22
20 Málaga 38 -37 20

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