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Match preview: #GironaMálaga

Málaga CF will play Girona FC at Montilivi on matchday 34 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Friday at 21:00 (GOL and Movistar LaLiga).

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31/03/2022 18:31

The Blue and Whites, in 18th place in the standings with 37 points, face Girona who have 55 points and are in 4th place.

Iván Caparrós Hernández from Valencia will be officiating. He is making his debut in the category this season, and this will be his first time refereeing an official Málaga CF match. Juan Luis Pulido Santana from the Canaries will be at the helm of the VAR.

 

Players in common Girona FC-Málaga CF

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

(*) Joel, a former Atlético Malagueño player, also played for Girona FC

Coaches in common Girona FC-Málaga CF

There have been no coaches in common between these teams, although the current Girona FC coach, Míchel, was a Málaga CF player in 2004/05

(*) Manel Casanova was also in the blanc-i-vermell dugout in the 1987/88 season

Coaches in common Girona FC-CD Málaga

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

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Girona FC at Montilivi

Álex Mula (Girona FC 1-0 Málaga CF, 26/08/2017)

 

Match info

  • Javi Jiménez and long-term injured Luis Muñoz are the Malaguistas on the verge of suspension.
  • Brandon, with seven goals, is the Blue and Whites’ top scorer. Stuani, with 17, is Girona’s highest scorer and indeed the 'pichichi' of LaLiga SmartBank.
  • Adrián may make his debut in his second time as a Malaguista player. The forward from Asturias is the main new addition to Natxo’s squad list.
  • Away from home in LaLiga SmartBank, Málaga CF have obtained two victories, five draws and nine defeats (11 points), scoring 12 goals and conceding 29.
  • At home in the league competition, Girona FC have accumulated 10 wins, three draws and four defeats (33 points), scoring 31 goals and conceding 15.

 

Stats and facts

  • The third time Girona FC and Málaga CF will face each other in the Second Division at Montilivi. The past two games ended in victory and defeat for the Malaguistas. There was also a First Division clash between these rivals in the 2017/18 season, which ended in victory for the home side.
  • In the six seasons Málaga CF have played in the Second Division, on matchday 34, the Blue and Whites obtained two victories, three draws and one defeat.

Talking about... Adrián López, Jozabed, Brandon

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We end the week with post-match training

The team was in training this Sunday morning at La Rosaleda’s facilities. The starting players in action against Oviedo yesterday worked in the gym, whilst the others were at the Annexe.