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Match preview: #LasPalmasMálaga

Málaga CF is visiting UD Las Palmas on LaLiga 1|2|3 matchday 6. Kick-off is on Sunday at 18:00 at Estadio Gran Canaria.

The duel in Las Palmas is between the top two teams in the standings and will be broadcast on Movistar Partidazo. Málaga will be seeking the sixth win on the bounce against the as yet undefeated Canary Islands rival (3 victories, 2 draws).

The match will be officiated by La Rioja-born Daniel Ocón Arráiz, who has refereed Málaga CF twice in official matches (First Division and Copa del Rey) both of which ended in defeat.


Players in common UD Las Palmas-Málaga CF

Oti, Axier, Sandro, Agostinho, Schürrer, Gerardo Carrera, Apoño, Roberto Santamaría and Rondón

Players in common UD Las Palmas-CD Málaga

Cabrera, Elzo, Manolo Torres, Beneyto, Gutiérrez, Romero, Mújica, Ríos, Calixto, Catalá, Juani, Jaime Molina and Onofre

Coaches in common UD Las Palmas-Málaga CF


Coaches in common UD Las Palmas-CD Málaga

Juan Otxoa and Marcel Domingo


To take into account

  • The defence formed of Cifuentes, Luis Hernández, Pau and Ricca has featured in all five League games. They are the four members of the Malaguista squad who have played all minutes (450) of the competition.
  • Ontiveros, in 4 matches (202 minutes), has recovered 26 balls. N’Diaye, in the same matches (360 minutes) has recovered a total of 27.
  • Canary Islands-born striker, Rubén Castro is the ‘pichichi’ of the competition with 6 goals. He also leads with the number of shots on goal (13).


  • The 10th time Málaga CF visits the Canary Islands to face UD Las Palmas. One of these visits was under the Atlético Malagueño name.
  • The balance of results between these teams in the Second Division, in Las Palmas: Out of 3 matches played - 1 victory, I draw and 1 defeat.
  • The total number of clashes in Las Palmas leaves the Malaguista team with 1 victory, 3 draws and 5 defeats, playing 4 of these games in the legendary Estadio Insular.
  • In the 3 previous seasons in which Málaga CF played in the Second Division on matchday 6, the team obtained 3 victories (1-4 against Mérida CP, 3-1 against UD Las Palmas and 2-3 against Polideportivo Ejido).


Check it out…

Málaga CF defeated UD Las Palmas (1-2) on matchday 28 of the Second Division, on 9th March 2008. It was the only Blue and Whites’ win as MCF in Gran Canaria. The Malaguista line-up consisted of: Goitia; Jesús Gámez, Silva, Weligton, Rossato; Cheli (Iván Rosado ’89), Apoño, Antonio Hidalgo (Erice ’80), Eliseu; Peragón (Calleja ’83) and Baha. Hidalgo and Peragón scored the goals for Muñiz’s team.