Malaga thrash Adelaide United

La Liga side Malaga CF showed their class with a 5-1 thrashing of Adelaide United in their pre-season friendly at Adelaide Oval on Friday night. 

The Spanish side, down under as part of the LFP World Challenge, were 1-0 up at the break and were too powerful for Adelaide scoring four times in the second-half in front of a 23,254 strong crowd.

Osama Malik opened the scoring, but for Malaga, with a mis-directed header from Samu Castillejo's effort on goal after 18 minutes.

The score stayed the same until four minutes in to the second-half when Pablo Perez smashed home a right-footed strike from just outside the area. 

It went from bad to worse for Adelaide just a few minutes later when on-loan Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto curled in a perfect free-kick.

Bruce Djite restored some pride with a low strike past Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni just before the hour mark.

But another goal for Malaga four minutes later ensured it was to continue as a one-way match with Juanmi tapping home at the far-post after a superb ball by Perez.

The Spaniards added a fifth on 86 minutes with Juanmi grabbing a brace.

Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau was blunt in his assessment of the game. 

"It's a good game for them to learn. The result is honest and it reflects what happened," Gombau said.

Malaga travel to Western Australia to play Perth Glory in their second and final game down under on Sunday afternoon.

Adelaide United 1 (Djite 59')
Malaga CF 5 (Malik OG 18', Perez 49', Alberto 53', Juanmi 63', 86')