Escassi, on his knees against Burgos. / AGENCIA LOF

An embarrassing Malaga continue their poor away form in Burgos

The Blue and Whites were once again torn apart as they lacked in intensity and attitude

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Malaga prolonged their bad away form on Saturday as they lost to Burgos 3-0, a side who on paper don't have much to offer. This latest defeat means that the Andalusian side still sit just outside the play-off spots, but now have the worst defence on the road.

Malaga's line-up underwent few changes from their previous match, something that the Burgos manager picked up on, opting not to play a pure striker in attack- a decision that would work effectively.

The hosts got their first goal within the first 15 minutes with another disastrous defensive display, proving that Malaga are still slack at the back and never really got into the game.

The visitors' first half was very poor, and the only reason the game wasn't decided sooner was Burgos' very limited resources.

But head coach José Alberto trusted his men and made no substitutions at the break, although it only took seven minutes for him to make a double change in the second-half.

Peybernes then gifted Burgos the second goal of the afternoon as he seemingly dozed off when the ball was passed to him, allowing the hosts to pounce on the mistake to double their lead.

The French defender would also play a part in the third and final goal, allowing the Burgos forward to skip past him and shoot, with the following rebound being put away by another home player.

The 3-0 score still didn't make Malaga react, who lacked in every department across the board. The team will now have to face what will be an angry home crowd on Sunday against 21st-placed Amorebieta.