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Malaga women earn well-deserved victory away to Cordoba

Malaga players celebrate a goal.
Malaga players celebrate a goal. / ADG
  • A good team performance in the Andalusian derby helped Femenino to ease any relegation concerns

Malaga's women's team eased any relegation concerns with a 3-1 victory away to Cordoba on Saturday afternoon. The Blue and Whites had lost the reverse fixture against the same opponents by the same score earlier in the season.

Natalia Gutiérrez’s side took an early lead in the eighth minute when Claudia Jiménez was found with space and time to score. Cordoba had a chance to respond but Ruth was on hand to clear Celia Ruano’s effort off the line.

Aside from this, Malaga appeared defensively solid and things got even better when Edna scored from the edge of the penalty box just after the half-hour mark.

Now two goals down, Cordoba came back into the game. This improvement paid off when Aina scored a spectacular goal directly from a corner on the stroke of half-time.

Into the second half, Malaga soon restored their two-goal cushion when María Ruíz capitalised on a poor ball from goalkeeper Gordillo to score.

Towards the end, Gordillo received two yellow cards, in both cases for taking goal-kicks before the referee’s whistle. This reflected Cordoba’s frustration after being thoroughly outplayed by Malaga.

However, a calf injury for Gabi will be a slight worry for Gutiérrez.