Navarra, Spain – Santi Cazorla's 68th-minute goal helped Malaga earn a 1-1 draw at Osasuna on Monday, moving the club three points clear of fifth-place Levante.
The home side took the lead 10 minutes into the second half when Nino got on the other end of a cross from Alvaro Cejudo to head home the opening goal.
But Malaga responded and leveled the contest with a little more than 20 minutes to play when Joaquin's pass picked out Cazorla outside the area and he found the bottom corner of the net to equalize.
The visitors nearly snatched all three points in the final minutes when Cazorla's corner kick was headed off the crossbar by Ignacio Camacho.
With the draw, Malaga moves one point further ahead of Levante with four games to play in the race for the fourth and final Champions League place.