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2015/2016 Spanish Primera División
  • Charles (45')
  • Pablo Fornals (57')
  • Fernando Tissone (53')
  • Youssef El Arabi (83')
  • Rubén Rochina (86')

Late capitulation leaves Malaga bottom Primera Division

Malaga remain bottom of the Primera Division after surrendering two late goals to draw 2-2 with fellow strugglers Granada in an exciting Andalusian derby.
Brazilian forward Charles headed home a cross from Miguel Torres to give the hosts the lead on the stroke of half-time, and Pablo Fornals struck on the rebound to double their advantage after 57 minutes, just moments after Fernando Tissone had been dismissed for picking up a second yellow card.
Javi Gracia's side coped well despite playing with one player fewer and looked to be heading for a first win in four games which would have taken them out of the relegation zone.
But the visitors, who have been the victim of some late crucial goals themselves this season, still had a bit of fight left in them and finally made their numerical advantage count.
Substitute Youssef El Arabi headed in a cross from Dimitri Foulquier on 83 minutes to make for an exciting finale and just two minutes later Ruben Rochina nodded Cristiano Biraghi's ball from the left past Carlos Kameni to level the match.
Former Granada midfielder Recio had a chance to restore Malaga's lead late on but shot straight at goalkeeper Andres Fernandez from inside the area. And Rochina squandered an opportunity to grab all three points for the visitors in injury time, sending the ball well over the bar, and his side remain one point above the relegation zone, in 16th.