Thunderbastard! Garry Rodrigues (Elche) vs Málaga | inside World Soccer

10-man Elche moved four points above the drop zone with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Málaga courtesy of a Garry Rodrigues wonderstrike.

Garry Rodrigues celebrates with Elche teammates after scoring the winning goal against Málaga
Garry Rodrigues celebrates with Elche teammates after scoring the winning goal against Málaga

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Málaga and Elche both came into Saturday's match at the La Rosaleda desperate for three points and the security of knowing they will play in the La Liga next season.

Both sides came out aggressive, but it was the visitors who stepped up with Rodrigues scoring with his first goal of the season.

The Cape Verdean capitalised on a woeful pass from Málaga forward Samu to fire an incredible shot from the edge of the area which beyond the reach of Willy Caballero.

Alberto Botía was shown a straight red card for a professional foul on 84 minutes but Elche held on for all three points.


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