The Spanish big spenders gave a good account of themselves in front of their own crowd to earn their first points in the league
After suffering a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in their first match, Malaga were in a must-win situation in order not to fall behind in the race for a Champions League post, and they could not have wished for a better start as they the broke the deadlock just five minutes in.
Duda played a corner short to Cazorla, who found himself unhindered near the edge of the box and took one touch to size up his shot before sending a left-footed drive into the bottom left corner of the goal.
Malaga were then in the driving seat, and it was with no surprise that they doubled their lead in the 24th minute through Joaquin, who rose unchallenged in the area to head home a cross from Ruud van Nistelrooy.
The Dutch striker almost went from provider to scorer near the half-hour mark, when Guilherme Siqueira was dispossessed near the area, but his shot went straight against the bar.
The second session began in the same manner as the first one, with Malaga finding the net in the opening minutes. Again it was Cazorla, but this time the former Villarreal man fired home a low-free kick.
There was still time for more before the end of the match, and Joaquin responded well to a Cazorla cross from the left with a right-footed volley.
With this result, Malaga now sit eighth in the league, while Granada are rock bottom, with no points to their name.