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Match preview: #MálagaGirona

Málaga CF are facing Girona FC, at La Rosaleda Stadium, on matchday 40 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Thursday at 19:00 (#Vamos and Movistar LaLiga).

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19/05/2021 20:27

The Blue and Whites, in 14th place with 50 points, are up against Girona with 64 points and in 5th place, within the playoff positions for promotion to LaLiga Santander.

Álvaro Moreno Aragón, from Granada but assigned to the Madrid school, will be officiating. Up to now he has refereed five official Málaga CF games, all in the Second Division at La Rosaleda, with a balance of two wins, two draws and one defeat for the Malaguistas. Heading up the VAR is Dámaso Arcediano Monescillo from Castilla-La Mancha.

 

Players in common Málaga CF-Girona FC

Embela, Pineda, Cañizares, Paco Esteban, Alcalá, Kiko Olivas, Peragón, Roberto Santamaría, Ignasi Miquel, Keko, Cifuentes and Jozabed

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Girona FC

None

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Girona FC

Cristóbal Martí, Paco Bru, Domingo Balmanya, Luis Costa and Waldo Ramos

Check it out

  • Cristian, Mejías and injured Ramón, with four yellow cards, are the Malaguistas on the verge of suspension.
  • Luis Muñoz and Yanis Rahmani, with five goals, are the highest Malaguista scorers in the league competition. Stuani, with 10 goals, is the top scorer for the visitors.
  • At home, Málaga CF have obtained five victories, seven draws and seven defeats (22 points), scoring 17 goals and conceding 21.
  • Away from home in LaLiga SmartBank, Girona FC have accumulated seven victories, six draws and six defeats (27 points), scoring 23 goals and conceding 23.

 

Stats and facts

  • The second time Málaga CF will play Girona FC at La Rosaleda in the Second Division. Last season, Málaga CF won by 2-0 (goals from Cifuentes and Sadiku). These rivals also met in the First Division in the 2017-18 season, ending in a 0-0 draw.
  • CD Málaga hosted the then Gerona CF twice in the Second Division. In the 1940-41 season, the match at Baños del Carmen resulted in a 'Malacitanista' victory (CD Malacitano at the time) by 2-1. In the 1948-49 season, the Malaguistas won by 4-2.
  • In the past five seasons Málaga CF have played in the silver division, on matchday 40, the Blue and Whites obtained a victory (3-1 against Real Zaragoza), three draws (3-3 against SD Compostela, 2-2 against UD Almería and 0-0 against Cádiz CF) and a defeat (2-1 against Sporting de Gijón).

Talking about... La Rosaleda, Jozabed

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