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Two draws and a defeat as friendlies begin

Hugo headed home the equaliser in Coín on Tuesday.
Hugo headed home the equaliser in Coín on Tuesday. / Germán Pozo
  • Youth players and returning loan stars have lined up to take on Algeciras, Cordoba and Mallorca

Malaga followed up a goalless draw against Algeciras last week with a 1-1 draw in Coín against Cordoba on Tuesday. A mix of youth and returning loan players took to the field for a half each in both games with a predictable lack of cohesion on display as a result.

But after Juanto gave relegated Cordoba the lead with a superb volley in the first half, there was a moment of promise in the second half when Renato's cross picked out Hugo at the back post to equalise with a header.

Malaga had less luck on Thursday night, however, losing by two goals to nil at the Marbella Football Center against La Liga new boys Mallorca.