BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ten-man Osasuna roared back from a three-goal deficit to secure a 3-3 draw at Malaga on Sunday, giving the Pamplona-based side the away-goal advantage in their Copa del Rey matchup.
Malaga had gone up 3-0 early in the second half, but forward Roberto Torres pulled one back from long range in the 57th before crossing for the unmarked Manu Omwu to head in Osasuna's second goal four minutes later.
Malaga still appeared set to win the first leg when Osasuna's Raoul Loe was dismissed with his second booking in the 64th, only for Emiliano Armenteros to follow up his own rebound in the 78th to pull Osasuna level for good.
"The game turned against us, but we stayed patient, worked the ball and we're able to turn it around," said Torres, who added that he was confident his team would advance to face the winner of the tie between Real Madrid and minnow Olimpic Xativa.
Malaga also finished with 10 men when Ignacio Camacho saw red for bringing down Jordan Loties from behind in the 84th.
Malaga's first-year coach Bernd Schuster was at a loss to explain his team's collapse.
"It's difficult, very difficult to understand," said Schuster.
Malaga is 15th in the 20-team Spanish league, just two points from the relegation zone. With this latest draw, it has just one win in its last 10 games.
"It's tough to see what we need to do to win a game if we can't do it after leading 3-0," Schuster said. "We are able to fall apart all by ourselves. The only thing that was lacking was (Osasuna's) fourth goal. I was expecting it after Camacho's red card. It was the only thing missing to round off the night."