MALAGA have a great chance to get into the last eight of the Copa del Rey as they got back on track after a league defeat at home to Almeria.
In what is turning into an encouraging season for the blue and whites, they beat Levante 2-0 at home in the first leg of the cup tie on Three Kings Day.
It brings a taste of success back to the team who struggled last season, but with a young team – average under 21-years-old- they are starting to play better and better.
Being so young consistency is a problem, but these players are showing that the future could be bright for the Malagueños. Coming hot on the heels of news that the Rosaleda stadium could be due for a major revamp with capacity being increased, it made for a happy ending to the festive season.
In Tuesday (January 6) night’s match Malaga opened the scoring when Venezuelan born Juanmi hit an unstoppable left foot shot past Jesus Fernandez after he won possession just in front of the penalty area.
Levante came into the game but could find no way past Ochoa in goal, later named man of the match.
Malaga then took control and in the second half Ricaro Horta added the second. It was a good performance by an energetic Malaga, who now look to maintain their advantage in the return leg on Tuesday, January 13 at 10pm in the Ciutat de Valencia stadium.