Match preview: #DéporMálaga

Málaga CF is heading to Galicia to face Deportivo de La Coruña, corresponding to LaLiga SmartBank matchday 12.


19/10/2019 10:10

The Blue and Whites, with eight points and in 21st place in the table, is playing against the rival also with eight points at the bottom of the standings. The match is taking place at the Abanca-Riazor stadium this Sunday from 16:00 (#Vamos).

The match is being officiated by Óliver de la Fuente Ramos from Castilla y León, who has refereed Málaga CF in one official match: CA Osasuna 2-1 Málaga CF from last season. Juan Luis Pulido Santana from the Canary Islands will be in charge of VAR.


Players in common Deportivo de La Coruña-Málaga CF

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

(*) José Rodríguez, who belongs to MCF – no federative registration - played for RC Deportivo

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

Coaches in common Deportivo de La Coruña-Málaga CF

Víctor Sánchez del Amo

Players in common Deportivo de La Coruña-CD Málaga

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

Coaches in common Deportivo de La Coruña-CD Málaga

Helenio Herrera, Iturraspe, Otxoa and Pons

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Deportivo de La Coruña at Riazor

  • Josemi (Deportivo de La Coruña 4-0 Málaga CF, 17/06/2001)
  • Obinna (Deportivo de La Coruña 1-0 Málaga CF, 13/09/2009)
  • Ochoa (Deportivo de La Coruña 1-1 Málaga CF, 03/12/2014)


To take into account

  • RC Deportivo have played five matches at home, in LaLiga SmartBank 19/20, with a balance of one victory, three draws and one defeat.
  • Counting this match, Deportivo de La Coruña becomes the team that has faced Málaga CF the most times in an official match (39), surpassing Sevilla FC (38).
  • Sadiku and Adrián are Málaga’s league ‘pichichis’ with two goals. Aketxe, with four goals, is Deportivo de La Coruña’s highest scorer.
  • Non-physically fit Juankar, with four yellow cards accumulated, is the only Malaguista on the verge of suspension.


Stats and facts

  • The second time Deportivo de La Coruña and Málaga CF will face each other at Riazor in the Second Division. The previous game ended in a draw (1-1) with N’Diaye scoring for the Blue and Whites.
  • In addition, these rivals have played each other on 18 other occasions: 15 in the First Division, one in the promotion play-offs and two in the Copa del Rey.
  • The Malaguista balance of results against Deportivo in the 19 matches, in A Coruña, is one victory, four draws and 14 defeats, with 14 goals scored and 37 conceded.
  • During the previous four seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 12, MCF obtained one victory (0-1 against Sporting de Gijón), one draw (1-1 against SD Ponferradina) and two defeats (1-0 and 2-1 against CA Osasuna).

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