Match preview: #CartagenaMálaga

Málaga CF are up against FC Cartagena at Cartagonova stadium on matchday 31 of LaLiga SmartBank. The match is kicking off on Saurday at 20:30 (Movistar LaLiga).


26/03/2021 12:47

The Blue and Whites, with 41 points and in 10th place in the standings, are facing this rival with 29 points in 20th place.

The match will be officiated by Alejandro Muñiz Ruiz from Galicia. Up to now he has refereed two official Málaga CF games, which ended in a 2-0 win against Girona FC and a draw (1-1) against SD Ponferradina. Heading up the VAR is Víctor Areces Franco from Asturias.

Players in common FC Cartagena-Málaga CF

Sergio Magano*, Domínguez, Kiko Ramírez, Sabino, Josemi, Alberto Aguilar, Manolo Reina, Armando, Carpintero, Jordi Pablo, Manu Torres, Manolo Gaspar, Rubén, Keko, Harper and Mejías

(*) Atlético Malagueño player

(**) Former reserve team player, Clavería is part of the FC Cartagena squad.

(***) Homegrown players Abel Valenzuela, Gonzales Vigil, Roberto Camacho, Gato, Poley, Óscar Sielva and Kuki Zalazar also played for Cartagena

Coaches in common FC Cartagena-Málaga CF


(*) Gustavo Munúa, ex Málaga CF player, was coach of FC Cartagena

Check it out

  • Ramón, Yanis and Matos are the Malaguistas on the verge of suspension on a cycle of four yellow cards. Joaquín is out due to suspension.
  • Luis Muñoz is MCF’s league ‘pichichi’ with five goals. Rubén Castro, with 13 goals, is FC Cartagena’s top scorer.
  • With the debut of Stefan Scepovic, there are now 389 players who have worn the Málaga CF jersey in an official match.
  • Away from home in the league competition, Málaga CF have claimed seven wins, two draws and six defeats (23 points), scoring 14 goals and conceding 18.
  • At home in LaLiga SmartBank, FC Cartagena have obtained five victories, four draws and six defeats (19 points), scoring 19 goals and conceding 18.


Stats and facts

  • The first time Málaga CF will play an official match at Cartagonova. However, the Malaguista reserve team have played at this stadium, both as Málaga CF ‘B’ and the current Atlético Malagueño, with a balance of one win and two defeats (all in Second Division B).
  • In the past five seasons in the silver division, on matchday 31, MCF obtained one win (0-1 against Gimnàstic de Tarragona), one draw (0-0 against Albacete Balompié) and three defeats (1-2 against CD Badajoz, 1-0 against Real Valladolid and 0-1 against Real Zaragoza).

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