Malaga CF finally managed to rescue a point with a 2-2 draw in Ibiza, after being out of the game for almost an hour.
The Blue and Whites narrowly avoided defeat thanks to a triple substition in the second-half by José Alberto when the scoreboard showed a devastating 2-0.
The restructuring, which should have happened earlier, transformed the Malaga team and allowed it to neutralise the lead and even dream of victory towards the end of the game.
Malaga had started the match with their classic 4-4-2 formation but barely had the ball until after half-time when the wingers Paulino and Kevin started to contribute more to the match.
Ibiza had gone ahead after 19 minutes with an easily finished off goal from Mateusz Bogusz, thanks to slopping defending from the Malaga players. The Pole also hit the back of the net for the local team’s second goal after the break, on 61 minutes.
The Malaga coach José Alberto wasted no time in making three changes to the attacking line up and Luis Muñoz put Malaga back into the game in the 63rd minute.
During the last half hour, Malaga was a more dangerous team, although with more sparks than continuity. But in the dying minutes of the game Roberto Fernández Jaén levelled the score to two-a-piece in the Second Division match at the Estadi Can Misses.