Malaga 3 Birmingham City 4
Birmingham City rounded off their Spanish tour with a deserved victory over Malaga last night.
All their goals came in the first-half with Mikael Forssell (two), DJ Campbell and David Dunn on target to put Blues in command at the MPF training facility in Marbella.
Blues had to sweat it out at the end when Richard Javier Morales lashed in a penalty six minutes from time after Alex Bruce tugged Pablo Counago's shirt.
Blues went ahead with a penalty of their own, despatched by Forssell in the eighth minute, after Campbell was checked.
Campbell then forced the ball home on 25 minutes after it broke to him inside the penalty area before Stephen Kelly headed into his own goal from a free-kick. Forssell made it 3-1 with a sure drive from 18 yards after Dunn, who was excellent throughout, cleverly lost a defender to create the space.
Salva pulled another goal back on 38 minutes for Malaga, who played a mixture of their first team and reserves, but Blues' two-goal cushion was restored by Dunn five minutes before the break when he side-footed in from the edge of the penalty area after a strong run by Damien Johnson.
Bruno N'Gotty played for 45 minutes on his Blues debut.
* James Constable struck two quick-fire goals to help Walsall earn a 3-2 friendly win at Hednesford Town last night.
Striker Constable netted on nine and 13 minutes before Dave Whittaker replied for the Pitmen three minutes later.
Tony Bedeau, the Saddlers' summer signing from Torquay, added a third but Phil Hadland sparked a late Pitmen charge when he scored with 20 minutes to go.