Match preview: #MálagaAtleti

It’s Málaga CF vs Club Atlético de Madrid at La Rosaleda, on matchday 23 of LaLiga Santander. Kick-off is on Saturday at 16:15.


09/02/2018 14:31

The match between the Malaguistas and Atléticos is being officiated by José María Sánchez Martínez. Coincidentally, he refereed the first-round clash between these two rivals, at the official debut of the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. The referee from Murcia has officiated Málaga CF in 8 official matches, which can be broken down as follows:

  • 6 First Division matches (2 at home and 4 away), resulting in 2 victories and 4 defeats for the Blue and Whites.
  • 2 Copa del Rey games (1 home, 1 away), with 1 draw and 1 defeat for the Blue and Whites.

Players in common Málaga CF-Atlético de Madrid

Movilla, Cristian Díaz, Ruano, De los Santos, Musampa, Salva Ballesta, Diego Alonso, José Juan Luque, Molinero, Adrián López, Sergio Asenjo, Camacho, Demichelis, Jesús Gámez, Keko, Borja Bastón and Roberto

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Atlético de Madrid

Joaquín Peiró, Gregorio Manzano and Marcos Alonso

(*) Bernd Schuster, ex-‘Colchonero’ player, was Málaga CF coach in the 2013/14 season

Players in common CD Málaga-Atlético de Madrid

Bachiller, Arana, Rafa, Laréu, Jimeno, Saso, Pastor, Quiralte, Lecue, Carbelo, Torres, Arnau, Méndez, Estruch, Tercero, Zamora, Vera, Ares, Chuzo, Rives, Orozco, Laguna, Salcedo, Juanito, Clemente, Ruiz and Jaro

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Atlético de Madrid

Ricardo Zamora, Antonio Barrios, Helenio Herrera, Sabino Barinaga, Domingo Balmanya, Otto Bumbel and Marcel Domingo


To take into account:

  • Málaga CF and Atlético de Madrid have faced each other 14 times in LaLiga, at La Rosaleda. An even balance for both teams, with 5 Malaguista victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats.   
  • With the debuts of Ideye and Success against UD Las Palmas, there are now 212 footballers who have played at least one match with MCF in the First Division.
  • Málaga CF, on matchday 23 of the previous 16 seasons in the First Division, obtained 6 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats.


  • Maxime Lestienne and Ferreira Carrasco were teammates in the lower categories of Belgium’s national squad.
  • ‘Cholo’ Simeone, the current longest-serving coach in Spanish football, debuted as Atlético coach against Málaga CF (0-0) at La Rosaleda.