Adrian Lopez scores late winner to boost Deportivo La Coruna’s survival hopes
Malaga are 11 points from safety after the defeat.
Adrian Lopez struck five minutes from time as Deportivo La Coruna boosted their hopes of preserving their LaLiga status with a 3-2 victory over rock-bottom Malaga at the Riazor.
Diego Rolan’s brace looked to have earned the visitors a point after they twice came from a goal down but Adrian’s second goal of the game moved Depor to within five points of safety.
The hosts were ahead inside six minutes when on-loan Arsenal forward Lucas Perez slotted home from the penalty spot but Rolan struck from close range just before the interval to level proceedings.
Adrian drilled home for his first of the evening in the 70th minute but Rolan again produced a poacher’s finish soon afterwards to put Malaga on course for a share of the spoils.
However, Depor would not be denied and clinched all three points when Adrian’s right-foot shot went low past Malaga goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez in the 85th minute.