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Match preview: #LugoMálaga

Málaga CF are getting ready to host CD Lugo at La Rosaleda on LaLiga SmartBank matchday 15. Kick-off is this Friday evening at 21:00 (Movistar LaLiga/GOL).

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27/11/2020 11:28

The Blue and Whites, with 21 points and in 9th place in the table, welcome Lugo with 20 points, in 11th place.

Dámaso Arcediano Monescillo from Castilla La Mancha will be officiating tonight. Up to now he has refereed five official Málaga CF games – all in LaLiga SmartBank. The Malaguista results are three draws and two defeats. Heading up the VAR is Víctor Areces Franco from Asturias.

Players in common Málaga CF-CD Lugo

Ernesto, Jonatan Valle, Xavi Torres, Ignasi Miquel, Tete Morente and Luis Muñoz.

(*) Former Málaga B goalkeeper, Javi Muñoz, played for CD Lugo in the 2008/09 campaign.

(**) Jesús Ares Otero played for the two predecessors of CD Lugo and Málaga CF (Sociedad Gimnástica Lucense and Club Deportivo Málaga).

Coaches in common Málaga CF-CD Lugo

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To take into account

  • Juande, with four yellow cards, is the only Malaguista on the verge of suspension.
  • Escassi scored his first goal as a Malaguista, to become the 69th Málaga CF player to score in the Second Division.
  • At home, Málaga CF have obtained two wins, two draws and two defeats (eight points), scoring four goals and conceding six.
  • Away from home, CD Lugo have accumulated a total of two victories, one draw and four defeats so far in the competition, (seven points), scoring seven goals and conceding 10.

Stats and facts

  • The third time Málaga CF and CD Lugo will face one another in the Second Division. Up to now, the matches have ended in a Blue and White win (2-1 in the 2018-19 season) and a draw (1-1 in the 2019-20 season).
  • Málaga CF still haven’t scored a goal in the five games refereed by Arcediano Monescillo.
  • In the past five seasons Málaga CF have played in the silver division, on matchday 15, the lads obtained four draws, chronologically (0-0 against UE Lleida, 3-3 against Real Madrid Castilla, 1-1 against Celta de Vigo and 0-0 against CF Fuenlabrada) and one defeat (1-0 against Extremadura UD).

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