La Liga round up: Valencia denied by last-minute stunner

Valencia were denied their first win in six matches as a late equaliser earned Malaga a 2-2 draw at the Mestalla on Sunday.

Los Che were desperately in need of three points as they flounder just above the relegation zone, but found themselves trailing early on to Pablo Fornals' third-minute opener.

The hosts hit back swiftly, though, as Rodrigo equalised four minutes later before Alvaro Medran fired them in front on 34 minutes.

However, Cesare Prandelli's side were cruelly denied at the death as Fornals bagged his second goal of the game in stoppage time to salvage a point for the Boquerones.

Elsewhere, La Liga basement club Osasuna suffered their 13th defeat of the season after going down 3-1 to fellow strugglers Sporting Gijon at El Molinon.

A brace from Carlos Carmona (43', 78) along with Douglas Pereira's 56th-minute goal secured a first win in 11 matches for Rojiblancos, who climbed out of the drop zone, two points clear of danger.

Miguel Flano's 86th-minute reply proved scant consolation for the team from Pamplona, who remain rooted to the foot of the table, three points adrift of safety.

Earlier in the day, Athletic Bilbao leapfrogged Eibar in the standings after emerging 3-1 victors in their derby clash at San Mames.

Benat's 42nd-minute opener gave the hosts a slender lead at the break, which was quickly doubled by Inaki Williams (55') early in the second half.

Sergi Enrich (70') reduced the deficit but Iker Muniain sealed the win in stoppage time to lift Los Leones up to seventh, two points clear of Los Armeros just below them.

Real Betis had Petros sent off in stoppage time as they played out to an entertaining 3-3 draw with Celta Vigo at Benito Villamarin.

Iago Aspas (15', 61') scored the opener and then the equaliser for Celta following replies from Ruben Castro (41' pen) and Antonio Sanabria (53').

German Pezzella (73') restored the Andalusians' lead before Facundo Roncaglia equalised five minutes from time.

Alaves and Las Palmas could not be separated after their encounter at Mendizorrotza ended in a 1-1 draw.

Marko Livaja (57') cancelled out Alexis' fourth-minute opener for the Babazorros as they had to settle for a share of the spoils.

La Liga results:

Real Betis 3-3 Celta Vigo

Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Eibar

Alaves 1-1 Las Palmas

Sporting Gijon 3-1 Osasuna

Valencia 2-2 Malaga

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