Málaga CF are up against UD Logroñés in La Rioja on matchday 29 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is tomorrow, Sunday at 14:00.
The Blue and Whites, with 37 points, welcome the rival from La Rioja with 31 points, both teams are in a mid-table position. The match will be broadcast by Movistar LaLiga.
Saúl Ais Reig from Valencia will be officiating. Up to now he has refereed seven official Málaga CF games, all in the Second Division. The Malaguista results are three victories, three draws and one defeat. Heading up the VAR is Francisco José Hernández Maeso assigned to the Extremadura school.
Players in common Málaga CF-UD Logroñés
José Mari, Popo and Dani Pacheco
(*) Former reserve team players Rubén Martínez and Zelu form part of the current UD Logroñés squad
(**) Iván Aguilar and Joel Valencia, homegrown Malaguistas who also played for UD Logroñés
(***) Carlos Lasheras, ex MCF player, is sports director of the La Rioja outfit
Coaches in common Málaga CF-UD Logroñés
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Ramón, Yanis, Joaquín and Matos are the Malaguistas on a cycle of four yellow cards.
Juande, Chavarría and Luis Muñoz are the Blue and Whites’ highest scorers with four goals. Andy, with six goals, is UD Logroñés’ top scorer.
Latest signing Stefan Scepovic could make his debut if he’s in the squad list.
Away from home in the League competition, Málaga CF have obtained six victories, two draws and six defeats (20 points), scoring 13 goals and conceding 18.
At home in the League, UD Logroñés have accumulated a total of five victories, two draws and six defeats (17 points), with 11 goals scored and 16 conceded.
Stats and facts
The first time Málaga CF will play at Nuevo Las Gaunas.
Málaga CF haven’t played a match in La Rioja since 25th April 1999. The last time was against CD Logroñés at Las Gaunas (1-1, with the MCF goal scored by Rufete).
At the ground at La Rioja, Koke Contreras made his debut with the Spanish national team. On 16th October 2002 the former Malaguista goalkeeper played the Spain – Paraguay friendly that ended in a 0-0 draw.
Over the past five seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 29, MCF obtained three wins (3-0 against CD Leganés and 2-0 against Elche CF and Racing de Santander respectively) and two defeats (4-1 against Polideportivo Ejido and 1-2 against CA Osasuna).