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All square at a Nuevo Mirador full of Malaguistas (0-0)

Málaga CF claimed a point against Algeciras CF this Saturday on Primera Federación matchday 29, in front of more than a thousand Blue and White fans. The lads kept a clean sheet for the sixth straight week.

Málaga CF faced Algeciras CF on Primera Federación matchday 29 this Saturday 23rd March at 18:00. More than 1,200 Malaguistas were present in the stands at Nuevo Mirador.

The Blue and White starting-11 was made up of: A. Herrero; Jokin, Nelson, Einar, Dani Sánchez; Juanpe, Manu Molina, Genaro; Larrubia, Ferreiro and Roberto.

Both teams were well-positioned on the pitch, with each team’s defence barely allowing any dangerous chances in the first 45 minutes.

Málaga CF dominated possession and, at times, circled the rival goal with intent. Nelson, after a pass from Manu Molina in a lateral free kick in the 25th minute, Ferreiro in the 29th minute and Roberto in the 31st minute - both with shots from the front - tried to open the scoring but their attempts were saved on all three occasions by local goalkeeper, Lucho García. After 45 minutes the scoreboard remained at 0-0.

The second half began with the same tone, but gained in intensity as time went on. Both teams exchanged scoring opportunities midway through the second half.

Pellicer brought on Dani Lorenzo in the first substitution window, Víctor and Javier Avilés in the second, and finalised the changes by introducing Sangalli and Antoñito Cordero. The substitutions were aimed at refreshing the team and to seek alternatives for the winning goal.

Long shots from Gabilondo and Antoñito Cordero and a shot with Einar's face after a lateral free kick by Víctor were the Malaguistas' options to open the scoring, as well as an action in which Roberto was knocked down and the referee didn’t consider it worthy of a penalty.

With this tie in Algeciras, Málaga remain in fourth position with 56 points in Primera Federación, and next Sunday 31st March will face Linares Deportivo at 16:00.

Photo: Carlos Guerrero