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Malaga want win for grieving Pellegrini

April 9, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent and Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Malaga defender Martin Demichelis says his side want to progress past Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg so they can dedicate the victory to their coach Manuel Pellegrini, whose father Emilio passed away last weekend.

Pellegrini heard the sad news prior to Saturday's La Liga game at Real Sociedad, but kept it to himself before informing the squad afterwards and then flying to Chile for the funeral.

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