Derby victory lightens spirits after heavy defeat

The players celebrate scoring on Wednesday.
The players celebrate scoring on Wednesday. / Germán Pozo
  • Malaga Femenino returned to winning ways against bitter rivals Sevilla on Wednesday afternoon

Malaga's women's team put the disappointment of a crushing 7-0 defeat to Levante at the weekend behind them with a derby victory at home against Sevilla.

The rain at the Malaga Football Federation's stadium on Wednesday afternoon didn't stop the hosts from racing to their biggest half-time margin of the season so far.

Antonio Contreras' side looked much more solid than in their previous game and took the lead in the 26th minute through Pamela's long-range shot which squirmed into the bottom corner as the keeper misjudged the trajectory of the ball.

In stoppage time at the end of the half, more calamitous defending saw Malaga double their lead as Maite put through her own goal.

The hosts' dominance was challenged in the second half after Sevilla made two changes. This resulted in Toni Payne halving the deficit in the 68th minute.

However, Malaga never looked like losing and again in stoppage time the side scored. This time it was last season's top goalscorer Celia who converted Paula Fernández's cross to bag her first goal of the season.