Málaga CF. Match report:
Rayo Vallecano - Málaga

Narrow defeat at Vallecas (1-0)

Málaga Club de Fútbol lost 0-1 to Rayo Vallecano in today’s 28th BBVA League match of the season at the Vallecas stadium. Kakuta opened the scoring in minute 22. The ‘Malaguistas’ tried their best to equalise in the second half, but it wasn’t to be, and was made all the more difficult when Angeleri was sent off with a double yellow card in minute 74.

Narrow defeat at Vallecas (1-0)

Málaga Club de Fútbol kicked off in Vallecas with a similar starting-11 to last weekend against Córdoba CF.  Miguel Torres was back in action on the left wing, and Recio paired up with Sergi Darder in midfield.  Rayo Vallecano started off with Tito on the left wing, Embarba on the right and Baptistao up front as one of the main changes.
 
On an always unpredictable pitch, it was the ‘Malaguistas’ who generated the first opportunities to score.  Samu García passed to Samu Castillejo, who, with everything in his favour, launched the ball at the keeper’s chest.  The rival was subsequently spurred into action and reacted well with a shot from Baena inside Kameni’s area.  Then Kakuta, with a header from the far post following assistance from Bueno, put his team 0-1 in the lead.  Despite this setback, Gracia’s team soon created another chance to score.  With a promising pass from Juanmi, Castillejo was unable to connect to convert an accurate header inside the box.
 
Rayo, who created just one goal chance during the first half, protested a possible hand ball by Angeleri following a Manucho pass, who joined the match in substitution of injured Baptistao.
 
The second half kicked off with a lightening start.  No sooner had play started, Bueno launched a shot from the 30-metre mark to force an impressive save by Kameni.  This allowed Málaga CF to gain prominence in their search for a goal in order to equalise against a conservative Rayo.  Boka and Amrabat joined play in place of Miguel Torres and Ricardo Horta respectively, to try and claim the coveted prize of a goal.  However this was made all the more difficult when Angeleri was sent off with two yellow cards.
 
Following next weekend’s League break, Málaga CF will welcome Real Sociedad on Saturday 4th April at 10 p.m., for the 29th BBVA League match of the season, and at the same time bid will farewell to the 110-year Málaga football anniversary celebrations, with a pre-match Fan Zone for Blue and Whites’ supporters.


Match stats
Team line-ups:
Rayo Vallecano: Cristian Álvarez; Tito, Amaya, Zé Castro, Nacho (Insua, 54'); Embarba, Baena, Trashorras (C), Kakuta (Licá, 70'); Bueno and Baptistao (Manucho, 36').

Málaga CF: Kameni; Rosales, Angeleri, Weligton (C), M. Torres (Boka, 55'); R. Horta (Amrabat, 55'), Recio, Sergi Darder, Samu Castillejo (Duda, 78'); Samuel and Juanmi.

Goal
1-0 (22'): Kakuta.

Referee
Jaime Latre (Aragón Referee School).  Yellow cards were shown to local players: Nacho (8'), Amaya (32'), Baena (56'), Embarba (59'), Manucho (69'), Zé Castro (82'), Trashorras (91') and Tito (93').  Málaga CF’s Angeleri was sent off with a double yellow card (26' and 74').

Information
28th BBVA League match of the season held at Vallecas stadium.

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