Adriana saves a point for Femenino during frantic end to the Andalusian derby

A Malaga corner causes panic in the Cordoba box.
A Malaga corner causes panic in the Cordoba box. / ADG
  • The home side took the lead in the 84th minute but Malaga's captain equalised with a spectacular goal

Despite having the better chances, more possession and more drive than their opponents on Sunday, Malaga Femenino had to content themselves with rescuing a draw late on away to Cordoba.

After conceding a chance in the third minute, Malaga's domination of the first half was almost absolute. They kept Cordoba camped on the edge of their own box for much of the opening 45 and were unlucky not to take the lead when Postigo rattled the crossbar.

Further chances came for Ana Buceta and Ornella but the sides went in at the break with the scores even.

So dissatisfied with his side's first-half performance, Cordoba coach Manu Agudo made a double change at the break and his side responded accordingly.

Kerlly troubled Noelia Gil between the sticks with a powerful header before Sofía's ambitious chip from range narrowly missed the target.

Malaga then made changes of their own and that once again tipped the balance in their favour. María Ruiz was their main threat but she couldn't show the requisite clinical edge in front of goal.

Instead it was Cordoba who took the lead with six minutes left to go. Mery Martí controlled the ball with her right before firing home what she thought was the winner with her left from the edge of the box.

Just four minutes later, however, and Malaga had the equaliser. Captain Adriana left Gordillo statuesque in her goal as she launched a spectacular shot from 20 metres out.

With this point, Malaga remain sixth in the women's Second Division, reducing the gap to Cordoba to just three points.