Match preview: #EspanyolMálaga

Málaga CF are up against RCD Espanyol, at the RCDE Stadium, on matchday 37 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Sunday at 16:00 (#Vamos and Movistar LaLiga).


01/05/2021 14:48

Málaga CF, in 10th place in the standings with 49 points, face the Catalan rival at the top of the table with 74 points. Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias from Madrid will be officiating. Up to now he has refereed seven official Málaga CF games, all in the Second Division. The Malaguista results are three victories, three draws and one defeat. Heading up the VAR is Iosu Galech Apezteguía from Navarra.


Players in common RCD Espanyol-Málaga CF

Urbano, Rufete, Darío Silva, José Juan Luque, Caicedo, Valdo, Kameni, Sergio Sánchez, Demichelis, Sergi Darder, Roberto, Andrés Prieto, Rosales and Keidi Bare

(*) Calero, current RCD Espanyol player, was part of Atlético Malagueño

Coaches in common RCD Espanyol-Málaga CF

José Manuel Díaz Novoa and Juande Ramos

Players in common RCD Espanyol-CD Málaga

Navés, Domenech, Meri, Camer, Vera, Soto, Benavídez, Zamora, Carlos Torres, Cabral, Vilches, Fortes, Bio, Fonseca, Lauridsen and Jaime Molina

Coaches in common RCD Espanyol-CD Málaga 

Ricardo Zamora, Antonio Barrios, Ernesto Pons, Jeno Kalmar, Marcel Domingo, Milorad Pavic and Ladislao Kubala

(*) José Luis Saso, RCD Espanyol coach, was a CD Málaga player

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against RCD Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium

  • Arnau* (RCD Espanyol 2-1 Málaga CF, 16/03/2003)
  • Juan Rodríguez* (RCD Espanyol 1-2 Málaga CF, 28/09/2003)
  • Kameni** (RCD Espanyol 1-2 Málaga CF, 25/03/2012)
  • Ontiveros*** (RCD Espanyol 2-0 Málaga CF, 21/11/2015)
  • En-Nesyri*** (RCD Espanyol 2-2 Málaga CF, 26/08/2016)
  • Alberto López*** (RCD Espanyol 4-1 Málaga CF, 13/05/2018)

(*) Matches held at Estadio Olímpico Lluís Companys

(**) At that time, the RCDE Stadium was called Estadio Cornellà-El Prat

(***) At that time, the RCDE Stadium was called Power8 Stadium

Check it out

  • Ramón and Mejías, with four yellow cards, are the Malaguista players on the verge of suspension.
  • Luis Muñoz and Yanis Rahmani, with five goals, are the highest Malaguista league goal scorers. Raúl de Tomás, with 20 goals, is RCD Espanyol’s top scorer.
  • Away from home, Málaga CF have obtained eight wins, four draws and six defeats (28 points), scoring 17 goals and conceding 20.
  • At home, RCD Espanyol have accumulated 14 victories, two draws and two defeats in LaLiga SmartBank, scoring 37 goals and conceding nine.


Stats and facts

  • The first time RCD Espanyol and Málaga CF face one another in LaLiga SmartBank at the RCDE Stadium.
  • In the First Division, Espanyol and MCF have played each other 17 times, both at the RCDE Stadium and the Estadio Olímpico Lluís Companys, with Malaguista results including five victories, four draws and eight defeats, with 18 goals scored and 24 conceded.
  • In the last five seasons in the silver division, on matchday 37, MCF obtained two victories (2-0 against FC Barcelona ‘B’ and 3-2 against UD Vecindario), two draws (1-1 against Cádiz CF and 0-0 against Rayo Vallecano) and one defeat (1-2 against Gimnàstic de Tarragona).

Talking about... Yanis Rahmani, Ramón

02/06/2021 11:11 | First team

MCF stats of the 20/21 season

A classic end of season look at the official stats provided by LaLiga. Check out the most outstanding individual Málaga CF data from LaLiga SmartBank 20/21.