Onyewu's late goal gives Malaga draw in Copa

updated at 16h14
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United States defender Oguchi Onyewu scored three minutes into injury time to secure Malaga a 1-1 draw at third-division Eibar in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 match on Tuesday.

 Photo: Icon SMI
Oguchi Onyewu scored in injury time to earn a draw for Malaga in the Cope del Rey.
Photo: Icon SMI

Onyewu jumped above two Eibar players to head a last-gasp free kick over Eibar goalkeeper Jon Altamira , who had unwisely rushed off this line.

Eibar, which eliminated Athletic Bilbao in the previous round , had gone ahead in the 74th with a goal from defender Txemi Anibarro .

The second leg will be played in Malaga on Jan. 8.

The winner moves on to face either Barcelona or Cordoba in the quarterfinals . Barcelona won 2-0 at Cordoba in the opening leg.

To read Cuauhtemoc Blanco's blog about the year in Mexican and international soccer, click here .

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