Match preview: #AlbaceteMálaga

Málaga CF welcome in the new year away to Albacete Balompié on matchday 20 of LaLiga SmartBank.


03/01/2021 09:55

The Blue and Whites, in 13th place in the standings with 26 points, face ‘Alba’ with 14 points in 22nd place. The match is kicking off this afternoon at the Carlos Belmonte at 18:15 horas (Movistar LaLiga).

The match will be officiated by Jon Ander González Esteban from the Basque Country, who has refereed Málaga CF in two official matches, both in the Copa del Rey, the most recent being a few weeks ago against Coruxo FC. The Blue and White results are one win and one defeat.

Javier Iglesias Villanueva from the Galician school is in charge of the VAR.


Players in common Albacete Balompié-Málaga CF

Ángelo*, Basti*, Emilio, José González, Axier, Calandria, Salva Ballesta, José Juan Luque, Antonio Hidalgo, Antonio López, Pina, Carpintero, Jon Erice, Edu Ramos, Sergio Sánchez, Héctor Hernández, Keko and Cifuentes.

(*) Also played for CD Málaga.

Coaches in common Albacete Balompié-Málaga CF

José González.

Players in common Albacete Balompié-CD Málaga 

Camoto, Lezama, Juanele, Parra, Antonio Merino, Jon García, Fonseca, Da Silva, Chesa and Padilla.

Coaches in common Albacete Balompié-CD Málaga


Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Albacete Balompié at the Carlos Belmonte

Cristian Díaz (Albacete Balompié 2-2 Málaga CF, 03/01/1999).

Check it out

Luis Muñoz and Escassi, with four yellow cards, are the Malaguista players on the verge of suspension.

Juande, with four goals, is the top Malaguista scorer. Álvaro Peña and Diamanka, with two goals, are Albacete Balompié’s top scorers.

Away from home, Málaga CF have obtained five wins, one draw and four defeats (16 points) with 11 goals scored and 15 conceded.

At home, Albacete Balompié have secured two victories, three draws and four defeats (nine points), scoring eight goals and conceding 11.


Stats and facts

The sixth time Málaga CF will face Albacete Balompié in a Second Division clash at the Carlos Belmonte.

Up to now, the Malaguista balance of results includes one win, one draw and three defeats. In addition, there are two First Division games, both of which ended in victory for the Malaguistas. A total of nine goals were scored and nine conceded.

Twenty-two years later, both teams meet again, playing the first match of the year. On the previous occasion, the duel was held on 3rd January 1999 which ended in a 2-2 draw. Ortega and Yahaya scored for the outfit from Castilla-La Mancha, whilst Catanha and Movilla converted for Málaga CF.

In the past five seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 20, Málaga CF obtained one victory (3-0 against CD Toledo), two draws (1-1 against Granada 74 CF and 0-0 against Extremadura UD) and two defeats (1-0 against Cádiz CF and 0-3 against CF Reus).

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18/05/2021 10:33 | First team

Málaga CF’s training schedule

There’s no time to rest for the team during this final stretch of the competition. Following yesterday’s clash with Real Oviedo, the lads are back to work to prepare for the upcoming duels against Girona FC (Thursday 20) and CD Leganés (Monday 24).