Match preview: #MálagaGranada

Málaga CF are up against Granada CF, at La Rosaleda, on matchday 19 of LaLiga SmartBank. This midweek duel of Andalusian rivalry kicks-off on Thursday at 21:00.


07/12/2022 13:53

The Blue and Whites, in 21st position with 14 points, welcome Granada with 28 points and in 7th place in the standings.

The match will be officiated by David Gálvez Rascón. Heading up the VAR is Daniel Ocón Arráiz.


Players in common Málaga CF-Granada CF

Oti, Méndez, Zúñiga, Ricard, Manolo Herrero, Paco Esteban, Geijo, Buonanotte, Iturra, Uche, Ochoa, Recio, Juankar, Peñaranda, Success, Alberto Bueno, Antoñín, Lombán, Vadillo and Ignasi Miquel

(*) Homegrown winger Cristian played for Recreativo Granada, the Red and White reserve team, where former reserve team players Julio, Mario da Costa and Eu currently play

(**) Diego González, former MCF defender (2017-20), spent a season with Granada CF ‘B’. Aarón Escandell, ex goalkeeper with Atlético Malagueño (2013-17) played for Granada CF. Former Granada reserve team members Hugo Vallejo and Miguel de la Osa trained within the Red and White youth ranks.

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Granada CF

Ismael Díaz, Joaquín Peiró and José González

Players in common CD Málaga-Granada CF

Mitje*, Calderón*, Patricio*, Bachiller, Carbelo, Méndez, González, Molina, Ben Barek, Sande, Tosco, Jorge Vaquer, Serrano, Carrión, Rojas, Tello, Toni, Paquito, Antonio Álvarez, Ignacio, Onofre and Diego López

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Granada CF

Paco Bru, Pasarín, Lelé, Domingo Balmanya, Jenos Kalmar, Marcel Domingo, Carmona Ros and Ben Barek

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Granada CF at La Rosaleda

  • Buonanotte (Málaga CF 4-0 Granada CF, 12/09/2011)
  • Isco (Málaga CF 4-0 Granada CF, 12/09/2011)

Match info

  • Manolo Reina, Burgos and Febas (only Blue and White to have played 18 League games) are on four yellow cards, on the verge of suspension.
  • If Escassi plays, he will surpass Lombán as the MCF player with the most appearances in the Second Division. They both lead this ranking with 86 games.
  • Rubén Castro, with three goals, is the Malaguista League ‘pichichi’ Uzuni, with 10, is Granada’s top scorer and the current ‘pichichi’ of the competition.
  • At home in the League, Málaga CF have obtained two victories, three draws and three defeats (nine points), scoring seven goals and conceding 11.
  • Away from home in the League, Granada CF have accumulated one win (in the season opener), two draws and six defeats, scoring two goals (0-2 in Ibiza) and conceding 11.


Stats and facts

  • This will be the second time MCF and Granada CF will play one another, at La Rosaleda, in the Second Division. The last league precedent, under the Club’s current name, ended in a 0-1 win for the visitors in the 18/19 season.
  • Both clubs have played each other at La Rosaleda 11 times - six in the First Division, once in the Copa del Rey and four in Segunda División B, one under the Atlético Malagueño name. The Malaguista results in these 11 matches are four wins, five draws and two defeats.
  • In the silver division, CD Málaga hosted Granada CF 18 times at Martiricos, the first one on matchday 11 in 1934/35, when the teams were called CD Malacitano and Recreativo Granada. That match, held at Baños del Carmen on 10th February 1935, ended in a Malacitanista victory by 3-1, with goals from Crespo, Tomasín and Larruskain. The results of these 18 matches, 14 at La Rosaleda and four at Baños del Carmen, were 12 wins, five draws and one defeat for CD Málaga, scoring 37 goals and conceding 12.
  • Malaguista legend, Sebastián Viberti played his first match with CD Málaga in a friendly against Granada CF, at La Rosaleda, on 26th November 1969. The match ended in a 3-2 win for the Malaguistas.

Talking about... La Rosaleda, Cristian, Ben Barek

02/02/2023 13:00 | Training

Finalising preparations for #MálagaRealOviedo

The Blue and White first team returned to training this Thursday on the pitch at La Rosaleda Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s match against Oviedo. New to today’s session was the gradual and partial return of Delmás to the group.