Celta routs Malaga 5-0 to break 4-game skid
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Celta Vigo’s Alex Lopez scored twice in a 5-0 rout at Malaga in the Spanish league on Saturday, breaking a four-game losing streak for Luis Enrique’s side.
Lopez opened in the sixth minute before Augusto Fernandez fired in a ball that fell to him in the area to double the advantage in the 23rd.
Lopez headed in a rebound of a shot saved by goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the 64th before Manuel “Nolito” Agudo and Charles capped the demolition in the 74th and 81st.
Malaga has only taken one point of the last possible 12.
Later, leader Barcelona hosts Real Madrid in the first “clasico” match of the season. Barcelona will be looking to extend its three-point advantage over its fierce rivals.
Also, Espanyol visits Levante, and Granada is at Elche.