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Match preview: Málaga CF-Real Madrid CF

Málaga will welcome Real Madrid to La Rosaleda for LaLiga Santander matchday 38. The match, which will bring an end to the 2016/17 season, will kick off on Sunday 21st at 20:00.

De Burgos Bengoetxea, who has officiated Málaga CF on five occasions in the top flight, will referee #MálagaRealMadrid. To date, the balance of results is two victories, two draws and one defeat.


Players in common Málaga CF-Real Madrid

Fernando, Sandro, Ismael, Contreras, Fernando Sanz, Rojas, Canabal, Tote, Valdo, Baptista, Isco, Van Nistelrooy, Saviola, Miguel Torres, Juankar, Diego Llorente and José Rodríguez

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Real Madrid

Juande Ramos, Manuel Pellegrini and Bernd Schuster

(*) Míchel, the Malaguista coach, who developed as a player within Real Madrid’s youth ranks, played 13 seasons with the Whites’ first team

Players in common CD Málaga-Real Madrid

Luciano Crespo*, Huete*, Manuel Olivares, Vicente Olivares, Emilio, Tellado, Cabrera, García, Elzo, Becerril, González, Rodríguez, Pont, Soto, Sobrado, Alonso, Espina, Pipi, Vidal, Ruiz, Velázquez, Pepillo, Fleitas, Guerini, Salguero, Juanito, Heredia, Muñoz Pérez, Paco Pineda, Jaro and Hurtado

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Real Madrid

José Quirante* and Paco Bru

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

(**) There were three CD Málaga coaches, Ricardo Zamora, Sabino Barinaga and José María Zárraga, who were also Madrid players


List of Málaga CF and CD Málaga players who formed part of the Madrid entity, but didn’t debut with the Whites in the First Division:

  • Málaga CF: Córcoles, Artero, David Criado, Valcarce, Edgar, Gerardo, Manu Sánchez, César Navas, Ernesto, Calleja, Iván González and Luis Hernández
  • CD Málaga: Bachiller, Ajero, Maciá, Seoane, Gento II, Otiñano, Robles, Macías, Aráez, Búa, Corral, De las Heras and Villar


The first victory against Madrid

On 22nd December 2012, Málaga CF secured their first victory against Real Madrid. It was matchday 17 of the First Division, with the game, officiated by Hernández Hernández, ending in a 3-2 win. Pellegrini’s Málaga selected the following line-up for that match: Willy Caballero; Gámez, Sergio Sánchez, Demichelis, Monreal; Isco, Portillo (Iturra ’69), Camacho, Eliseu; Joaquín (Seba Fernández ’83) and Saviola (Santa Cruz ’64).  Santa Cruz (2) and Isco were the Malaguista goal-scorers.


To take into account

  • Match number 1,000 for Málaga CF. The Málaga CF-Real Madrid CF match will mark Málaga CF’s 1,000 official match – in all competitions – under the current name, since 4th September 1994, when the first game was played in Adra (Almería).
  • In the case of victory, Málaga CF will reach their 5th consecutive home win in LaLiga, matching their record in the First Division, achieved several times, the last being this season (matchdays 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13).
  • Special farewells. This match will see the departure of three historic players within Málaga, Demichelis, Duda and Weligton (the latter who gave up his place on the team during the last winter transfer window). Amongst them, to date, they have accumulated 625 First Division games with MCF.