Match preview: #CDCastellónMálaga

Málaga CF’s second consecutive away game in LaLiga SmartBank is against CD Castellón at Nou Castalia.


18/09/2020 14:05

The Blue and Whites, with no points in the pot as yet, will face this rival that did win their first league match. The match is taking place on Saturday at 18:15 (GOL).

Murcia-born referee Rafael Sánchez López will be in charge of this match. He is debuting in the category, and this will be his first time officiating a LaLiga SmartBank match and indeed Málaga CF. It was Sánchez López who refereed the CD Castellón 1-0 UE Cornellà clash held at La Rosaleda which led to the ‘orellut’ side moving up to LaLiga SmartBank. José Antonio López Toca from Cantabria will head up the VAR.


Players in common CD Castellón-Málaga CF

Domínguez*, Manu, Sánchez Broto, Miguel Ángel, Perico, Antonio López, Jonatan Valle and Pere Martí

(*) Also played for CD Málaga

Players in common CD Castellón-CD Málaga

Mesa, Pastor, Laborda, Elzo, Arnau, Pauet, Serrano, Yuste, Meliá, Rius, Ruiz, Trilles, Búa, Parra, Corral, Heredia, José Hurtado and Fernando Peralta

Coaches in common CD Castellón-Málaga CF


Coaches in common CD Castellón-CD Málaga

Juan Ramón

(*) Camilo Liz, a CD Malacitano player (1934-36), was coach of CD Castellón


To take into account

  • CD Castellón kicked off the season with a 1-2 win against SD Ponferradina on their return to the silver division after 11 years.
  • With the debuts of Dani Barrio, Escassi, Benítez, Cristian, Iván Calero, Yanis, Caye Quintana, Orlando Sá, Issa Fomba and David Larrubia, there are now 377 players who have donned the Blue and White jersey in an official match. Matos, who is part of the squad list, could be the next new signing to make his Blue and White debut.
  • Ismael Casas, at 19 years of age, became the youngest team captain in the history of Málaga CF in the match against CD Tenerife.
  • A special match for the Malaguista coach. Sergio Pellicer, born in Nules (Castellón), will face the most representative team of said province.

Stats and facts

  • In the five seasons MCF has competed in the silver division, on matchday 2 of the competition, the team obtained four victories and one draw.
  • The third time Málaga CF will face CD Castellón at Castalia. Both previous games ended in victory for the Malaguistas, by 0-1 in the 2006/07 season (goal from Jonatan Valle) and 2-3 in the 2007/08 season.


Last match in Castellón

The last match between CD Castellón and Málaga CF took place on matchday 4 of the 07/08 campaign. The match, held on 16th September 2007, ended in a 2-3 win for the Malaguistas. The line-up selected by the then coach, Juan Ramón López Muñiz was the following: Goitia, Jesús Gámez, Hélder Rosario, Weligton, Rossato, Paulo Jorge (Cheli ’88), Antonio Hidalgo, Carpintero, Calleja (Eliseu ’50), Peragón (Silva ’74) and Baha. Peragón, no sooner had the match got underway, Baha in a rogue action and Antonio Hidalgo with magnificent definition, scored the Malaguista goals.

Talking about... Pellicer, Matos, Ismael Casas

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).