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Match preview: #MálagaElche

Málaga CF will host Elche CF at La Rosaleda tomorrow, Saturday (20:30) in the duel corresponding to LaLiga 1|2|3 matchday 42.

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07/06/2019 13:43

The clash between the Malaguistas and Ilicitanos, broadcast on LaLiga 1|2|3 TV, pits Víctor Sánchez del Amo’s men (3rd place, 71 points) against Pacheta’s team (11th place, 55 points). In the first-round clash, held at the Martínez Valero, Málaga CF lost 2-0.

Rubén Ávalos Barrera from Catalonia will be officiating the match. He is debuting in the category this season and this will be the second time he referees Málaga CF in an official match. The first time was Málaga-Extremadura (1-2) held at La Rosaleda stadium.

 

Players in common Málaga CF-Elche CF

Santi Verdú, Victoriano, Ocio, Axier, Zúñiga, Guede, Zárate, Cristian Díaz, Paco Esteban, Perico, Usero, Armando, Saúl, José Juan Luque, Peragón, Lolo, Pere Martí, Xavi Torres, Willy Caballero, Albentosa, Héctor Hernández, Adrián, Cifuentes and Lombán

(*) Alfred Planas, current Elche CF player, was part of the Malaguista reserve team

Players in common CD Málaga-Elche CF

Pierita, Baceta, Camoto, Maciá, Vicente Olivares, Quiles, Pahuet, Lasheras, Gento, Rovira, Burgueña, Fernando Rodríguez, Emilio, Chirri, Antonio Monreal and Adolfo

(*) Pepelu, Atlético Malagueño player, was also part of Elche CF

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Elche CF

‘Tolo’ Plaza

(*) Víctor Sánchez del Amo, current Málaga CF coach, was a player with Elche CF, ending his footballing career with the outfit from Alicante

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Elche CF

Barrios, Otto Bumbel, Juan Ramón, Marcel Domingo, Kubala and Luis Costa

 

To take into account

  • Keidi, Pacheco and Erik Morán, with 4 yellow cards accumulated; Adrián and Ontiveros, with 9 cards; plus N’Diaye, with 14 yellow cards, are the Malaguistas on the brink of suspension. Blanco Leschuk is suspended from this game.
  • Adrián is MCF’s league ‘pichichi’ with 10 goals. Sory Kaba, although he left the team during the winter transfer window, is still Elche CF’s highest scorer with 8 goals.
  • At home, Málaga CF has accumulated 11 league wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats, scoring 25 goals and conceding 14.
  • Away from home, in LaLiga 1|2|3, Elche CF has obtained a total of 3 victories, 9 draws and 8 defeats, scoring 24 goals and conceding 35.

 

Stats and facts

  • The third time Málaga CF and Elche CF will play each other at La Rosaleda in a Second Division match. The two previous games both ended in a Malaguista victory by 2-0.
  • In addition, in official matches, Málaga CF and Elche CF have played each other three more times at La Rosaleda, two in the First Division and one in Second Division B. The Malaguista total balance of results is 3 victories and 2 defeats, with 8 goals scored and 3 conceded.
  • In the past three seasons in the silver division, on matchday 42, Málaga CF obtained 2 victories (0-1 against CD Castellón and 2-1 against CD Tenerife) and 1 defeat (0-1 against Sevilla FC).

Talking about... Adrián, Cifuentes, Lombán, Víctor Sánchez del Amo

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