Malaga rallies for 2-1 win at Betis in Spain

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 31, 2014 at 6:05 pm •  Published: March 31, 2014
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Malaga scored twice in the final eight minutes for a 2-1 victory at last-place Real Betis, whose hopes of avoiding relegation took a blow after another disappointing Spanish league defeat.

Betis had a chance to salvage a point in stoppage time, but Ruben Castro sent his penalty kick off the crossbar to leave Betis ruing a missed opportunity that left it 11 points from salvation with seven rounds remaining.

Juanmi Jimenez canceled out Lolo Reyes' first-half opener in the 82nd minute before Sergi Darder notched the winner with two minutes left to play as Malaga moved five points clear of the drop.

Also on Monday, Levante beat Granada 2-0.