Match preview: #MálagaBurgos

Málaga CF will host Burgos CF tomorrow at La Rosaleda Stadium, on matchday 41 of LaLiga SmartBank. The penultimate game of the season, and the last one at home, kicks-off at 20:00 (Movistar LaLiga).


20/05/2022 14:35

The Blue and Whites, in 18th place with 45 points, face Burgos in 11th position with 51 points. A win would mathematically secure the Malaguistas’ place in the silver division of Spanish football next season.

The match will be officiated by Jon Ander González Esteban from the Basque Country. He was refereed 19 matches during LaLiga SmartBank 21/22, showed 83 yellow cards (4,37 on average) and three red cards (0,16 on average). This current league season, he has officiated Málaga CF in four matches (one draw and three defeats for the Blue and Whites). Heading up the VAR is Víctor Areces Franco from Asturias.


Players in common Málaga CF-Burgos CF

Goitia, Jonatan Valle, Roberto Peragón, Manu Torres and Matos

(*) Ernesto Gómez from the visitors was part of the Malaguista youth ranks, until Atlético Malagueño

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Burgos CF


Players in common CD Málaga-Burgos CF*

Vaquero, Vallejo, Marcos, Requejo and Juanito

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Burgos CF*

Marcel Domingo

(*) Former CD Málaga players, Olivares and Soler were coaches of Burgos CF

(**) Stats from CD Málaga-Burgos CF correspond to Burgos CF, the team that existed between 1922 and 1983

Match info

  • Brandon is suspended from this match. Paulino, Jozabed, Luis Muñoz, Ramón and Chavarría are the Malaguistas on the verge of suspension.
  • Brandon, with nine goals, is the top Malaguista scorer. Pablo Valcarce, with 10 goals, is the Burgos CF ‘pichichi’.
  • At home in the league competition, Málaga CF have played 20 matches, ending in seven wins, seven draws and six defeats (28 points), scoring 18 goals and conceding 23.
  • Away from home in LaLiga SmartBank, Burgos CF have played 20 matches, ending in four victories, three draws and 13 defeats (15 points), scoring 13 goals and conceding 29.


Stats and facts

  • The second time Málaga CF and the current Burgos CF will face one another in an official match, Burgos’ first visit to La Rosaleda Stadium.
  • Two historic clubs, CD Málaga and Real Burgos have played one another on one occasion in the Second Division, at La Rosaleda in the 87/88 campaign. A big win for Kubala’s so-called ‘Super Málaga’ (5-0) against Kresic’s Burgos, with goals from Rivas, Paquito (2), José Hurtado and Juanito on league matchday 7 on 18th October 1987.
  • In the past six seasons MCF have played in the silver division, on matchday 41, the Blue and Whites obtained three wins, two draws and one defeat. The 2-0 victory against Alcorcón (19/20) and the 1-1 draw with Cádiz (06/07) both assured continuity in the category in the penultimate match of the competition.

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