Match preview: #LeganésMálaga

Málaga CF are heading to Madrid to face CD Leganés on matchday 41 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Monday at Estadio Municipal de Butarque at 21:00 (Movistar LaLiga).


23/05/2021 13:57

The Malaguistas, in 15th place in the standings with 50 points, are away to the Madrid-based outfit with 67 points and in 3rd place, occupying the promotion playoff positions to LaLiga Santander.

Rubén Ávalos Barrera from Catalonia will be officiating. Up to now he has refereed five Málaga CF games, all in LaLiga SmartBank and at La Rosaleda. The Malaguista results are one victory and four defeats. At the helm of the VAR is Iosu Galech Apezteguía from Navarra.


Players in common CD Leganés-Málaga CF

Artero, Catanha, Canabal, Gerardo, Calandria, Antonio López, Jonatan Valle, Edu Ramos, Recio, Amrabat, Samu García, Rosales, Michael Santos, En-Nesyri, Borja Bastón, Alberto Bueno, Ignasi Miquel, Erik Morán, Koné, Juan Soriano and Dani Barrio

(*) Mejías, a Málaga CF player on loan from CD Leganés despite not having debuted with the ‘pepinero’ team in an official match.

(**) Former CD Málaga and Atlético Malagueño player, Rafa Muñoz, was CD Leganés coach in the 2010/11 season, as well as Miguel Rivera, who coached the then Málaga CF “B” team in the 1997/98 season, and was coach of CD Leganés, also in the 2010/11 season.

(***) There was no CD Málaga player or coach who played with or coached the CD Leganés first team.

Check it out

  • Injured Ramón with four yellow cards, and Escassi with nine, are the Malaguista players on the verge of suspension. Cristian and Mejías are absent from this game through suspension. Sergio Pellicer will not be in the dugout (the first of his three-match ban).
  • Luis Muñoz and Yanis Rahmani, with five goals, are the highest Malaguista scorers in the League. Sabin Merino, with nine goals, is the top scorer for the ‘pepinero’ outfit.
  • Away from home, Málaga CF have accumulated eight wins, four draws and eight defeats (28 points), scoring 17 goals and conceding 24.
  • At home in LaLiga SmartBank, CD Leganés have obtained 14 victories, three draws and three defeats (45 points), scoring 27 goals and conceding 12.
  • During the last match against Girona FC, Málaga CF played their 250th game in the Second Division of Spanish football.


Stats and facts

  • The second time Málaga CF and CD Leganés will face each other in an official Second Division match in Butarque. In the 1998/99 season, Málaga CF won by 0-2 with a brace from Basti.
  • In addition, there were two matches in the First Division between these rivals, which ended in a draw (0-0) and a defeat (2-0) in Madrid.
  • In the past five seasons in the silver division, on matchday 41, MCF obtained three wins (1-2 against CD Toledo and Albacete Balompié and 2-0 against AD Alcorcón) as well as two draws (1-1 with Cádiz CF and 0-0 against Granada 74 CF).

Talking about... Josua Mejías, Basti, Dani Barrio, Juan Soriano

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MCF stats of the 20/21 season

A classic end of season look at the official stats provided by LaLiga. Check out the most outstanding individual Málaga CF data from LaLiga SmartBank 20/21.