La Liga: Malaga hold Sevilla; Mallaga frustrate Valencia; Bilic’s second-half goal leads Gijon over 10-man Villarreal

Sevilla 2 – Malaga 2 (La Liga, November 28, 2009) Malaga, who moved out of the bottom three on goal difference, had Albert Luque sent off in just the 11th minute, but took the lead 11 minutes later through Fernando, and former Sevilla midfielder Duda doubled the lead on the stroke of halftime. Brazil forward Fabiano made up for heading against the post in the first half as he pulled a goal back 13 minutes after the interval and then equalized in the 72nd minute to take his tally to seven in nine games.

Valencia 1 – Mallorca 1 (La Liga, November 28, 2009) Serial-goalscorer David Villa looked to have given Los Che the point when he netted midway through the second half, but a late penalty from Borja Valero earned the Islanders a point.

Sporting Gijon 1 – Villarreal 0 (La Liga, November 28, 2009) A second half rebound from Mate Bilic that followed up a penalty proved the difference as Sporting downed Villarreal by the slightest of margins. The hosts were awarded a second penalty in the 87th minute after an Eguren foul on Bilic inside the box, which the Croatian striker could not take advantage of as Lopez saved his effort.