Malaga beat Milan to stay unbeaten in CL
October 26, 2012, 12:03 am TWN
MALAGA, Spain -- Joaquin Sanchez made up for a penalty miss by scoring the second-half winner as Malaga continued its unbeaten start in the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over AC Milan on Wednesday.
Joaquin curled a penalty off the crossbar in the 45th minute but made no mistake in the 64th when volleying Manuel Iturra's lob pass off the bounce and past goalkeeper Marco Amelia from a tight angle.
Malaga's third straight victory in Group C lifted it to nine points and further compounded Milan's miserable season and called into question coach Massimiliano Allegri's future following a third straight loss. The Italian club has just four points and is 15th in Serie A — 15 points behind champion and leader Juventus.
Milan was at least helped by Zenit St. Petersburg's 1-0 win over Anderlecht. The Russian club has three points, while Anderlecht has one point.
Malaga's Francisco Portillo, of Spain, second left, jumps for the ball with AC Milan's Massimo Ambrosini, of Italy, during their Group C Champions League soccer match at the ...