Match preview: #DéporMálaga

Málaga CF is heading to A Coruña to face RC Deportivo on LaLiga 1|2|3 matchday 8. The match will kick-off this Sunday at the Estadio Abanca-Riazor at 18:00.


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Muñiz’s men, leading the category with 18 points, are heading to Galicia to face the team in fifth place with 14 points. The duel between the Coruñeses and Malaguistas (televised by Movistar Partidazo) will be officiated by Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos from Castilla-La Mancha, the first time he will referee Málaga CF in an official match. 


Players in common RC Deportivo-Málaga CF

Yosu, Alberto Luque, Juan Rodríguez, Saúl, Schürrer, Munúa, Adrián López, Luis Alberto, Rubén, Albentosa and Borja Bastón

(*) There was a Deportivo de La Coruña player, Senel, who was part of Málaga B

Coaches in common RC Deportivo-Málaga CF


Players in common RC Deportivo-CD Málaga

Lezama, Elzo, Gamonal, Bazán, Chao, Muñiz, Carrillo, Juan, Gento II, Carlos Torres, Ruiz, Mané, Albis, Belman and Kirov

Coaches in common RC Deportivo-CD Málaga

Helenio Herrera, Iturraspe, Otxoa and Pons

(*) There are the cases of the legendary Juan Arza, a CD Málaga player in the 1942/43 season, who was coach of Deportivo de La Coruña; and Carlos Torres, who played with CD Málaga and was a player and coach of Deportivo 


To take into account

  • The first time that Deportivo de La Coruña and Málaga CF will face each other in the Second Division in an official match.
  • Luis Hernández, Pau Torres and Fede Ricca are the only Malaguista players who have played all minutes (630) of the 7 LaLiga 1|2|3 matches to date.
  • Deportivo forward Quique leads the ‘Pichichi’ trophy, together with Rubén Castro and Enric Gallego, with 6 goals scored in the competition.
  • Deportivo have won their two games played at their ground this campaign, against Sporting de Gijón (1-0) and Granada CF (2-1).


Stats, facts and curiosities

  • Málaga CF has visited the Riazor stadium 17 times in an official match (15 in the First Division and 2 in the Copa del Rey). The Malaguista balance of results is 1 victory, 3 draws and 13 defeats.
  • In the past 3 seasons Málaga has played in the Second Division, on matchday 8, they obtained 1 victory (0-2 against CD Leganés), 1 draw (1-1 against Poli Ejido) and 1 defeat (2-0 against Elche CF).
  • Josemi, current Malaguista delegate, debuted with Málaga CF at Riazor (17th June 2001) on matchday 38 of the 00/01 season in the First Division.
  • The first Malaguista international, Pedro Bazán made his debut at Riazor. The match was between the ‘B’ teams of Spain and Portugal, which ended in a victory for Spain by 5-2, on 20th March 1949. Bazán headed the ball into the net to take the 3-1 lead.


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RC Deportivo and Club Deportivo Málaga are two of the four Spanish teams that have achieved the most First Division promotions in history. Real Betis Balompié, with 12 promotions leads the statistics, with one more than Real Murcia and the aforementioned Deportivo and CD Málaga. Counting the two obtained by MCF, the Club would lead historically with a total of 13.

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Match preview: #DéporMálaga

Málaga CF is heading to Galicia to face RC Deportivo at Abanca-Riazor stadium tomorrow, Wednesday (21:00) in the first leg of the first promotion play-off tie to LaLiga Santander.