Malaga 3-2 Deportivo: Borja Baston wins it for hosts in dramatic styleNovember 19, 2017
Borja Baston ended his goal drought to give Malaga a superb comeback win over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday afternoon.
Malaga, who did sit bottom, came from behind to beat Depor in a five-goal thriller at La Rosaleda.
Roberto Rosales opened the scoring for the home side, making the most of some slack marking from a corner to vollet home, before former Arsenal man Lucas Perez levelled with a back-post header.
Defender Fabian Schar then gave the Galician side the lead shortly after the break, rounding off a swift counter-attacking move. However, the Costa side wouldn’t lie down and Chory Castro bundled home the equaliser on the goal line after a deft dink from substitute Javi Ontiveros from the touch line.
Michel’s men then rallied towards the end and Swansea City loanee Borja Baston ended a year-long goal drought after being sent through on goal and dinking the ball over Ruben to seal a massive three points.
Malaga’s win sees them move off the bottom spot, with Las Palmas now rooted after they lost to Levante.
The Gran Canarian side have struggled this season and continue to do so after losing to Valencia-based Levante on Sunday afternoon.
The Estadio de Gran Canaria was full of optimism for three points but Cheick Doukoure’s opener with twenty minutes remaining cancelled out any chance of that.
Las Palmas did dominate proceedings but striker Jonathan Calleri was unfortunate not to get on the score sheet.
As the clock ticked down, Jason bagged a second for the visitors to ensure another sour defeat for the home side, seeing them now rooted to the bottom of the La Liga standings.