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Malaga beats 10-man Elche for first away win of season

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The Canadian Press
12/20/2013 4:55:24 PM
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ELCHE, Spain -- Malaga edged 10-man Elche 1-0 on Friday for its first win in nine away games this season in the Spanish league, easing the pressure on coach Bernd Schuster.

Malaga bounced back from its elimination from the Copa del Rey earlier this week to Osasuna with a much-needed victory that provisionally lifted it to the middle of the standings.

Midfielder Ignacio Camacho headed in Sergio "Duda" Barbosa's free kick six minutes in to score what proved to be the winner.

Elche kept most of the action to Malaga's final third but failed to create clear chances. It was reduced to 10 men in the 60th when defender Damian Suarez earned his second booking for a studs-first tackle on Camacho.

"I'm happy for the goal but happier for the three points that we really needed away from home," Camacho said. "We have to see the positive side to what happened in the Copa (del Rey). We're out, but now we need to look to move up the league table."

It was promoted Elche's third straight loss.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid lead the league by three points ahead of Real Madrid.

Atletico hosts Levante on Saturday before Barcelona visits Getafe on Sunday, when Madrid plays at Valencia.

Also in round 17, it's: Villarreal vs. Sevilla, Real Betis vs. Almeria, Granada vs. Real Sociedad, Espanyol vs. Valladolid, Athletic Bilbao vs. Rayo Vallecano, and Celta Vigo vs. Osasuna.

Francisco Portillo (Photo: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

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