Match preview: Lugo-Málaga

Málaga CF is visiting Anxo Carro to face CD Lugo on LaLiga 1|2|3 matchday 1. Kick-off is tomorrow, Saturday at 19:30.


17/08/2018 13:24

The first game of the season, broadcast on Movistar Partidazo, will be refereed by Víctor Areces Franco. This will be the first time a referee from Asturias officiates Málaga CF in official competition.

Players in common CD Lugo-Málaga CF

Ernesto, Jonatan Valle, Ignasi Miquel and Luis Muñoz

(*) Jesús Ares Otero and Francisco Rodríguez Mendoza ‘Polo’ played for the predecessors of CD Lugo and Málaga CF, namely Sociedad Gimnástica Lucense and Club Deportivo Málaga

Coaches in common CD Lugo-Málaga CF


To take into account

  • Málaga CF’s first visit to the Anxo Carro stadium, as well as the first official match against CD lugo.
  • Homegrown players Abqar, Hicham and Harper, should they play, will make their debut in an official match with the first team.
  • Jona, striker with the Galician rival, played in ‘La Base’ of the Club in the Juvenil División de Honor.
  • Diego González and homegrown player Iván Rodríguez are both absent due to sanction from the final match of last season in their respective categories.
  • The last visits to Galicia in the silver division were in the 07/08 campaign with Muñiz at the Malaguista helm, ending in a draw (0-0 in Ferrol) and a victory (1-2 in Vigo).

Check this out

Málaga CF has always won in the first league match in the team’s three seasons in the Second Division:

  • 2-1 against SD Eibar at La Rosaleda (98/99 season)
  • 0-1 away to Hércules CF (06/07 season)
  • 3-0 against UD Salamanca at La Rosaleda (07/08 season)

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