Match preview: #GranadaMálaga

Málaga CF is heading to Nuevo Los Cármenes to face Granada CF on LaLiga 1|2|3 matchday 33. Kick-off is tomorrow, Saturday at 18:00.


05/04/2019 10:39

The Andalusian derby, broadcast on Movistar Partidazo, will pit the Malaguistas, in 4th place in the standings with 55 points, against Granada, in 2nd place with 58 points. In the first-round clash held at La Rosaleda, Granada CF won by 0-1 (Montoro scored).

The match will be officiated by Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez from the Canaries. He has refereed six official Málaga CF matches, five in the First Division and one this season, matchday 18 (Málaga CF 1-0 Cádiz CF).


Players in common Granada CF-Málaga CF

Oti, Méndez, Zúñiga, Ricard, Manolo Herrero, Paco Esteban, Geijo, Buonanotte, Iturra, Uche, Ochoa, Recio, Juankar, Peñaranda, Success, Alberto Bueno and Lombán

(*) Diego González, played one season with Granada CF ‘B’

(**) Aarón Escandell, Atlético Malagueño goalkeeper, was part of Granada CF’s ranks (2013-2017)

Coaches in common Granada CF-Málaga CF

Ismael Díaz, Joaquín Peiró and José González

Players in common Granada CF-CD Málaga

Mitje*, Calderón*, Patricio*, Bachiller, Carbelo, Méndez, González, Molina, Ben Barek, Tosco, Jorge Vaquer, Serrano, Carrión, Rojas, Tello, Toni, Paquito, Antonio Álvarez, Ignacio, Onofre and Diego López

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

Coaches in common Granada CF-CD Málaga

Paco Bru, Pasarín, Lelé, Domingo Balmanya, Jenos Kalmar, Marcel Domingo, Carmona Ros and Ben Barek

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Granada CF at Nuevo Los Cármenes

  • Rafa (Granada CF 1-1 Málaga CF, 11/05/1997)
  • Trobbiani (Granada CF 1-0 Málaga CF, 05/10/1997)


To take into account

  • Ricca, Lombán, Pacheco, Iván Alejo and Erik Morán, with 4 yellow cards, plus Adrián and Fede Ricca, with 9 cards, are the Malaguistas on the brink of suspension. Diego González is suspended from this game.
  • Adrián and Blanco Leschuk are MCF’s league ‘pichichis’ with 7 goals. Puertas, with 9 goals, is Granada CF’s top scorer.
  • Málaga CF’s stats away from home include 6 wins, 6 draws and 4 defeats (24 points), with 15 goals scored and 13 conceded.
  • At home, Granada CF has obtained a total of 9 victories, 5 draws and 2 defeats in LaLiga 1|2|3 with 20 goals scored and 9 conceded.


Stats and facts

  • The first time Málaga CF and Granada CF will face one another at Nuevo Los Cármenes in a Second Division game.
  • The total number of official matches (First Division and Second Division B) in Granada is 10, with 1 victory, 3 draws and 6 defeats for the Malaguistas, with 7 goals scored and 12 conceded.
  • In the past three seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 33, MCF obtained 2 victories (3-0 against CA Osasuna and 3-2 against Sporting de Gijón) and 1 draw (2-2 against SD Ponferradina).


Ben Barek, the legend

The Club adviser and Malaguista legend, played for Granada CF between 1956 and 1958, achieving First Division promotion in 1957. During his time with Granada, he played a total of 30 official matches (3 goals). In 1958 he signed to CD Málaga where he remained until 1968, taking part in 215 matches and scoring 14 goals. With CD Málaga he earned 3 promotions to the First Division and 1 to the Second Division. From 1978 to 1980 he coached Granada CF in the Second Division. The following season he moved to the CD Málaga bench, later also coaching the now extinct Blue and White team (1990-92).

Talking about... Juankar, Lombán, Ben Barek, Diego González

18/01/2020 14:44 | Training

Recovery session at the Annexe

Málaga CF returned to training at La Rosaleda’s facilities having arrived back from Madrid following the match against CF Fuenlabrada. The starting players from the match remained inside the stadium, whilst the remainder focused on training with and without the ball.

16/01/2020 13:32 | List of called-up players

Diego and Kellyan return to the line-up

Sergio Pellicer has announced the 19 called-up players for #FuenlaMálaga. Diego González returns after his one-match ban, and reserve team goalkeeper, Kellyan is also back in the Blue and White line-up.