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Match preview: #MálagaGirona

The Blue and Whites, in 14th place in the table with 5 points, welcome Girona to La Rosaleda with 4 points and in 16th place. The match, corresponding to LaLiga SmartBank matchday 5, kicks-off on Sunday at 21:30 (#Vamos and Movistar LaLiga).

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11/09/2021 15:08

José Antonio López Toca from Cantabria will be officiating this match. Up to now he has refereed 4 official Málaga CF games, all in the Second Division, with a balance of 2 victories and 2 defeats. Heading up the VAR is Víctor Areces Franco from Asturias.

Players in common Málaga CF-Girona FC

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

*Joel, a former Atlético Malagueño player, also played for Girona FC

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Girona FC

There have been no coaches who have managed both sides, although current Girona FC coach, Míchel, was a Málaga CF player in the 2004-05 season.

In addition, Manel Casanova was in the blanc-i-vermell dugout in the 1987-88 season.

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Girona FC

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

Match info

  • At home Málaga CF have obtained 1 victory and 1 draw.
  • The second away match of the season for Girona FC. The first game ended in a 2-1 defeat against SD Ponferradina.

Stats and facts

  • The third time Málaga CF will play Girona FC at La Rosaleda in the Second Division. The previous two games (in the 19-20 and 20-21 seasons) ended in a win for Málaga CF by 2-0 (goals from Cifuentes and Sadiku) and a 0-1 defeat.
  • These teams also faced one another in the First Division in the 2017/18 campaign, with the match ending in a 0-0 draw.
  • CD Málaga welcomed the former Gerona CF twice in the Second Division. In 1940/41, the match at Baños del Carmen ended in victory for the Malaguistas (CD Malacitano) by 2-1. In the 1948/49 season, the Malaguistas won by 4-2.
  • In the previous six seasons Málaga CF played in the silver division, on matchday 5, the Blue and Whites obtained 3 wins and 3 draws.

Talking about... La Rosaleda, Jozabed, Brandon

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Support from Nerja to bolster the fortress

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Málaga-Lugo, kilometre 12

Málaga CF continues to make La Rosaleda a fortress at the start of this 21/22 season. Together, the team and the fans achieved a narrow but very fair victory against Lugo.