Match preview: #MálagaCastellón

Málaga CF will bid farewell to the 2020/21 season on matchday 42 of LaLiga SmartBank, taking place at La Rosaleda against CD Castellón.


29/05/2021 15:32

The Blue and Whites, in 15th place in the standings with 50 points, face this rival that has already been relegated, with 41 points in 21st place. Kick-off is on Sunday at 21:00 (Movistar LaLiga). 

José Antonio López Toca from Cantabria will be officiating, his fourth official Málaga CF game, all in LaLiga SmartBank. The Malaguista results are two victories and one defeat. Heading up the VAR is Oliver de la Fuente Ramos from Castilla Y León.


Players in common Málaga CF-CD Castellón

Domínguez*, Manu, Sánchez Broto, Miguel Ángel, Perico, Antonio López, Jonatan Valle and Pere Martí

(*) Also played for CD Málaga

Coaches in common Málaga CF-CD Castellón


Players in common CD Málaga-CD Castellón

Mesa, Pastor, Laborda, Elzo, Arnau, Pauet, Serrano, Yuste, Meliá, Rius, Ruiz, Trilles, Búa, Parra, Corral, Heredia, José Hurtado and Fernando Peralta

Coaches in common CD Málaga-CD Castellón

Juan Ramón

(*) Camilo Liz, a CD Malacitano player (1934-36), also coached CD Castellón


Check it out

  • Injured Ramón, with four yellow cards, is the Malaguista player on the verge of suspension. Escassi and Mejías are banned from this game. Sergio Pellicer will not be in the dugout (the second of his three-match ban). Alexander González is also absent as he’s in concentration with Venezuela.
  • Luis Muñoz and Yanis Rahmani, with five goals, are the highest Malaguista scorers in the League. Rubén Díez, with seven goals, is CD Castellón’s top scorer.
  • Málaga Club de Fútbol, in all the Club’s history in the Second Division, have scored 299 goals.
  • At home, Málaga CF have accumulated five victories, seven draws and eight defeats (22 points), scoring 17 goals and conceding 22.
  • Away from home in LaLiga SmartBank, CD Castellón have achieved two wins, seven draws and 11 defeats (13 points), scoring 14 goals and conceding 31.

Stats and facts

  • The third time Málaga CF will face CD Castellón, at La Rosaleda, in the silver division. The previous two games ended in a Malaguista victory (3-1, in the 2007-08 season, with goals from Antonio Hidalgo, Cheli and Eliseu) and a draw (0-0) in the 2006-07 season.
  • In the past five seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 42, Málaga CF obtained three victories (0-1 against CD Castellón, 2-1 against CD Tenerife and 3-0 against Elche CF), one draw (0-0 against UD Almería) and one defeat (0-1 against Sevilla FC).

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