Leeds 1 Malaga 2

Last updated : 12 December 2002 By The Gas Man

Malaga, who had five players booked, went through to the fourth round with two goals from lethal Panamanian marksman Julio Cesar Dely Valdes.

Bridges limped off with a ruptured Achilles tendon after only six minutes, to be replaced by Robbie Fowler. It was a savage blow for Bridges who was making only his second start since recovering from Achilles and knee injuries which kept him out for almost two years.

Immediately after Bridges had limped off, a spectator moved menacingly towards Leeds manager Terry Venables in the dugout and had to be led away by stewards.

And there was even more torment to come for under-fire Venables. Malaga won a 14th minute throw-in on the left, Kiki Musampa gave Danny Mills the slip and cut the ball back for Dely Valdes to shoot between Paul Robinson and the near post for an important away goal.

Two minutes later Lee Bowyer appeared to trample on Gerardo's face after tripping the Spaniard. Bowyer was lucky to escape with a yellow card and when Gerardo took his revenge in an aerial lunge at Bowyer he, too, was booked.

Leeds scored the quick equaliser they so badly needed in the 23rd minute. Gary Kelly sent over a left-wing cross which Malaga couldn't clear.

Fowler, standing beyond the far post, clipped the ball back to the other upright where Eirik Bakke volleyed his first goal since February, from a couple of yards out.

Robinson made excellent saves from Romero, Dario Silva and Manu but Valdes struck again ten minutes from the end, cutting inside Jonathan Woodgate to score with a powerful left-foot shot into the far corner.

Kick-off 12th December 2002 20:00 at Elland Road
Referee: Busacca, MAttendance: 34,754
Final Result
Leeds 1
Malaga 2
E.Bakke (23)
Valdes (14) (80)
Yellow Cards
L.Bowyer, 16, unsporting behaviour
A.Smith, 87, unsporting behaviour
Gerardo, 21, unsporting behaviour
Valcarce, 31, not retreating at a set play
Silva, 57, unsporting behaviour
Fernando Sanz, 64, timewasting
Sandro, 71, unsporting behaviour
Red Cards
Match Squads
Leeds 1
Malaga 2
1. P.Robinson
2. D.Mills
3. M.Duberry
4. J.Woodgate
5. G.Kelly
6. L.Bowyer
7. E.Bakke
8. P.Okon
9. J.Wilcox
10. A.Smith
11. M.Bridges(7)
1. Contreras
2. Josemi
3. Fernando Sanz
4. Roteta
5. Valcarce
6. Gerardo
7. Romero
8. Manu
9. Musampa
10. Silva
11. Valdes
12. I.Harte
13. L.Radebe
14. S.McPhail
15. S.Johnson
16. R.Fowler(7)
17. M.Kilgallon
18. N.Martyn
12. Litos
13. Iznata
14. Angel
15. Leko
16. Sandro
17. Koke
18. Arnau