Sunday's game was especially painful for Malaga's women's team. Not only did they suffer another loss (1-0), Ana González's winning goal came in the 85th minute, just as it looked like they were about to secure a valuable away point which would have lifted them out of the relegation zone.
As it was, though, defeat to Granadilla in Tenerife condemned the Costa side to bottom place for the third time this season.
With just eight games remaining, Malaga are level on 17 points with Madrid CFF but are placed bottom because of their inferior goal difference.
The Liga Iberdrola resumes on 13 March after another international break. Then, Malaga face Sevilla in what is a relegation six-pointer.