Champions League review

Malaga close in on group stage

August 23, 2012
By ESPN staff
Malaga shook off their financial worries to put themselves on the brink of a place in the lucrative Champions League group stage with a 2-0 win at home to Panathinaikos.

• Tuesday night's review

Despite losing many of their star names, Malaga scored twice in the first half through Martín Demichelis and Pereira Eliseu to take the upper hand in the tie.

But Pana will not consider themselves out of the running for a place in next Thursday's draw when they ...

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