Granada and Malaga draw blanks in Andalusian derby

Eighth-placed Malaga is unbeaten in five games after a match which only produced a total of three shots on target.

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Malaga head coach Javi Gracia issuing instructions on the touchline against Granada.

Granada drew for the fourth consecutive La Liga match as its Andalusian derby against Malaga failed to catch fire at Los Carmenes on Friday.

Duje Cop's header was saved by Andres Fernandez in the visitor's best opening, while Granada's Isaac Success was denied a second-half penalty when a foul by Federico Ricca was ruled to be narrowly outside the area.

Success had earlier dragged one shot wide and was thwarted by Guillermo Ochoa as he ran through on goal before being booked for diving late on as the host moved two points clear of the bottom three.

Eighth-placed Malaga is unbeaten in five games after a match which only produced a total of three shots on target.

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