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Match preview: #GironaMálaga

Málaga CF are away from home against Girona FC on matchday 14 of LaLiga SmartBank. The match is taking place at the Municipal de Montilivi Stadium at 19:00 (GOL).

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23/11/2020 13:51

The Blue and Whites, with 18 points and in 13th place in the table, are heading to Catalonia to face Girona, also with 18 points (12th), but with a match in hand.

Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias from Madrid will be officiating. Up to now he has refereed five of MCF’s official games, all in the Second Division, with a balance of one win, three draws and one defeat. Heading up the VAR is Gorka Sagués Oskoz from the Basque Country.

Players in common Girona FC-Málaga CF

Embela, Pineda, Cañizares, Paco Esteban, Alcalá, Kiko Olivas, Peragón, Roberto Santamaría, Ignasi Miquel, Keko, Cifuentes and Jozabed

Coaches in common Girona FC-Málaga CF

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Coaches in common Girona FC-CD Málaga

Cristóbal Martí, Paco Bru, Domingo Balmanya, Luis Costa and Waldo Ramos

To take into account

Juande, with four yellow cards, is the Malaguista on the verge of suspension.

Sergio Pellicer will comply with the second of his two-match ban.

Away from home, Málaga CF have obtained three victories, one draw and three defeats (10 points), scoring seven goals and conceding 12.

At home in LaLiga SmartBank, Girona FC have obtained two wins, one draw and two defeats (seven points), scoring four goals and conceding four.

Málaga CF stats and facts

The second time Málaga CF will play Girona FC at Montilivi in the Second Division. In the first match, held last season, Málaga CF lost by 1-0.

There is another precedent between these teams, in the First Division, in the 2017-18 season, which ended in victory for the rival by 1-0.

CD Málaga visited Gerona CF at the former Vista Alegre stadium twice in the Second Division. They secured a 2-2 draw in the 1948-49 season and a tough 4-0 defeat in the 1940-41 campaign.

In the five seasons the Blue and Whites have competed in the silver division, on matchday 14, the team obtained three victories (0-3 against Hércules de Alicante, 1-0 against UD Salamanca and 2-0 against Gimnàstic de Tarragona) and two defeats (2-0 against Real Sociedad and 1-0 against SD Ponferradina).

Talking about... Manolo Sánchez, Juande, Jozabed