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Match preview: #FuenlaMálaga

Málaga CF will face CF Fuenlabrada at the Fernando Torres stadium on matchday 16 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Tuesday at 19:00 (Movistar LaLiga).

The Blue and Whites, with 22 points and in 11th place in the table, face this rival with 23 points and in 8th place.

Iosu Galech Apezteguía from Navarra will be refereeing this evening. Up to now he has officiated one official Málaga CF game, last season’s Málaga CF 2-1 Real Oviedo. At the helm of the VAR is José Antonio López Toca from Cantabria.


Players in common CF Fuenlabrada-Málaga CF

Cañizares, Antonio López, Armando, Cala, Álex Mula, José Rodríguez, Héctor Hernández and Caye Quintana

(*) Former Atlético Malagueño goalkeeper, Pol Freixanet is part of the current CF Fuenlabrada squad

(**) Juanma Morán, Sergio Chica and Clavería, former members of the Malaguista reserve team, also played for CF Fuenlabrada

Coaches in common CF Fuenlabrada-Málaga CF



To take into account

  • Juande and Chavarría, with four yellow cards, are the Malaguistas on the verge of suspension. Caye is suspended from this game.
  • Juande is the MCF league ‘pichichi’ with four goals. Gassama, with five goals, is CF Fuenlabrada’s top scorer.
  • Reserve team winger Kevin Medina debuts in a first team squad list.
  • Away from home, Málaga CF have accumulated four victories, one draw and three defeats (13 points), scoring eight goals and conceding 12.
  • At home in LaLiga SmartBank, CF Fuenlabrada have obtained a total of two victories and five draws (11 points), scoring seven goals and conceding four.


Stats and facts

  • The second time CF Fuenlabrada and Málaga CF will play each other in an official match at the Fernando Torres. Last season, the match ended in a 0-0 draw between these rivals.
  • In the past five seasons in the silver division, on matchday 16, MCF have obtained three draws (all 1-1 against FC Barcelona ‘B’, UD Vecindario and Gimnàstic de Tarragona) and two defeats (0-1 against Granada CF and 1-0 against AD Alcorcón).