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Malaga 4-1 Granada

Ignacio Camacho scored two first-half goals as Malaga ran wild over Granada to claim a 4-1 win in the early La Liga kick-off on Sunday afternoon. 

Garcia Samuel helped create the goal on 14 minutes when he produced a beautiful lofted cross into the box, allowing for Camacho to head it in off the right post for 1-0.

Camacho got his second goal eight minutes before the interval when he connected to Pablo Javier Perez’s corner to double the host’s lead at the break. 

It was 3-0 almost straight after the restart when Nordin Amrabat slammed home the penalty with came off the inside of the post and beat the Granada keeper. 

The victory was then wrapped up midway through the second 45, even with Granada pulling themselves a goal back. 

Jesus Gamez played a ball into the box, and Juanmi got onto the end of a cross to put it into the back of the net, before the visitor’s consolation goal came four minutes later. 

Diego Buonanotte played a pass to the feet of Youseff El Arabi, and he took a shot from inside the box to beat Caballero. However, it was too late for a comeback. 

Elche 0-0 Getafe

Elche moved five points off the relegation zone with their 1-0 win over Getafe at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero. 

A big chance arrived for the home side in the seventh minute. Cristian Herrera picked up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and fired the ball by a whisker of the right post.

Getafe created two good chances in quick succession through Angel Lafita and Ciprian Marica, but neither could summon the ball to head into the back of the net. 

The game was won inside stoppages through Richmond Boakye. The Juventus-owned player leapt up to connect onto a lovely cross and with his header it bounced off the ground to go in off the inside of the right post.

Sevilla 4-1 Espanyol

Kevin Gameiro scored a goal in each half to help Sevilla stun Espanyol with a 4-1 scoreline all while moving up to fifth on the league standings. 

After 18 minutes the deadlock was already broken when Stephane Mbia met a cross from a well-taken corner kick and headed it towards the goal.

Sevilla walked into the break with their advantage doubled through spectacular fashion. Kevin Gameiro brilliantly darted into the box to latch onto a cross, and he buried the ball into the bottom left corner, leaving the goalkeeper stunned.

The deficit was halved at the restart after Federico Fazio was found guilty for a foul inside his box. Sergio Garcia slotted his effort from the spot to make it 2-1. 

The one-way traffic continued in the direction of Seville as they scored two goals in the final five minutes of the match to secure an impressive scoreline. 

Marko Marin produced a sweet pass to pick out Gameiro, who quickly took a shot which went into the bottom right corner all while leaving the goakeeper helpless.

The fourth and final goal arrived on 89 minutes after Ivan Rakitić received a sweet pass to unleash a shot which struck the back of the net. 

Valladolid 0-0 Valencia

Valladolid and Valencia couldn’t produce the decisive touch as they played out to a 0-0 draw in the final La Liga match on Sunday evening. 

Valencia will move up one position to 11th on the log, while the point carries some significance to Valladolid as they excited the relegation zone. 


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