Match preview: #MálagaAlbacete

Málaga CF and Albacete Balompié will lock horns tomorrow, at La Rosaleda stadium on LaLiga 1|2|3 matchday 9. Kick off on tomorrow’s bank holiday is at 16:00.


11/10/2018 18:04

The Blue and Whites, leading the table with 19 points, are hosting the rival from Castilla La Mancha, currently in seventh place with 13 points. The match will be officiated by Aitor Gorostegui Fernández-Ortega from the Basque Country, who has only refereed one official MCF game, which was earlier this season in the Copa del Rey (Málaga CF 1-2 UD Almería).

Players in common Málaga CF-Albacete Balompié

Basti*, Ángelo*, Emilio, Axier, Calandria, Alberto Aguilar, Salva Ballesta, José Juan Luque, Antonio Hidalgo, Pina, Carpintero, Erice, Edu Ramos, Keko, Cifuentes and Héctor Hernández

(*) Also played for CD Málaga

Players in common CD Málaga-Albacete Balompié

Camoto, Lezama, Juanele, Parra, Antonio Merino, Jon García, Fonseca, Da Silva, Chesa and Padilla

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Albacete Balompié

José González

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Albacete Balompié


(*) Bernabé Cantós ‘Camoto’, a CD Málaga player in the 1943/44 season, was coach of Albacete Balompié in the 50s.


Stats and facts

  • Luis Hernández, Pau Torres and Fede Ricca are the Blue and White players who have played all minutes (720) of LaLiga 1|2|3.
  • Málaga CF has accumulated 4 victories out of 4 league games at home, whilst Albacete has scored 7 points away from home (2 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat).
  • Málaga CF and Albacete Balompié have faced each other 3 times at La Rosaleda in the Second Division. The Malaguista balance of results is 1 victory, 1 draw and 1 defeat.
  • Zozulia, one of Albacete’s attacking references, coincided in Dnipro with Malaguista coach Muñiz, the then second coach of Juande Ramos with the Ukrainian side.

Debuted with Málaga CF against Albacete Balompié at La Rosaleda

  • Gascón (Málaga CF 0-3 Albacete Balompié, 11/02/2007)
  • Iván Rosado (Málaga CF 0-3 Albacete Balompié, 11/02/2007)

An historic ascent

On 30th May 1999, Málaga CF welcomed Albacete Balompié to La Rosaleda on Second Division matchday 39. This was the first match for Málaga with its current name against the La Mancha team. The 3-2 victory led to the team’s promotion to the elite and the city of Málaga had a First Division team again after 9 years.

Peiró’s Málaga line-up: Rafa, Larrainzar, Roteta, Bravo, Valcarce, Agostinho (Quino ’75), Sandro (Ruano ’64), Movilla, Rufete, Catanha and Edgar (Guede ’79). José Juan Luque scored the 0-1 in minute 1’; Bravo, from a free kick, equalised (1-1, 11’); Edgar, with a pass from Sandro, scored the 2-1 (17’); and Portuguese player Agostinho netted the 3-1 (37’). Díaz from the visitors scored the 3-2 (59’).

Basti’s match

Since his debut with CD Málaga in an official match in 1991, Sebastián Fernández Reyes ‘Basti’ became an idol to the Malaguista fans. After remaining with CD Málaga, Atlético Malagueño and Málaga CF for close to a decade, he moved to Albacete Balompié.

Basti got to face Albacete Balompié as a Málaga CF player in the Second Division at the Carlos Belmonte (03/01/1999). With Albacete he visited La Rosaleda in the First Division (28/03/2004), and both games ended in a draw.

His stats with Málaga and Albacete are the following:

CD Málaga (1991-92)

9 official matches (1 goal)

Atlético Malagueño (1992-94)

61 official matches (28 goals); 1 promotion to Second Division B; Champion of Third Division Group IX

Málaga CF (1994-2001)

156 official matches (57 goals); 1 promotion to First Division / Champion of Second Division; 1 promotion to Second Division / Champion of Second Division B Group IV; 1 promotion to Second Division B / Champion of Third Division Group IX

Albacete Balompié (1999-2000/2001-2004/2005-06)

106 official matches (19 goals); 1 promotion to First Division

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