Match preview: #MálagaLasPalmas

Málaga CF’s home debut of the 2019/20 season will see the boys face Unión Deportiva Las Palmas at La Rosaleda stadium.


23/08/2019 15:14

The Blue and Whites, with three points in the standings following last weekend’s victory in Santander, are about to play one of the Spanish footballing greats, UD Las Palmas. The outfit from Gran Canaria has no points as yet this season, having conceded a 0-1 defeat to SD Huesca on matchday 1. The match will kick off tomorrow, Saturday at 21:00 (Movistar LaLiga and GOL).

The game will be officiated by Gorka Sagués Oscoz from the Basque Country, his fourth time in charge of an official Málaga CF match in the silver division. The three previous games, all last season, ended in one victory and two draws, all away from home.


Players in common Málaga CF-UD Las Palmas

Oti, Axier, Sandro, Agostinho, Schürrer, Gerardo Carrera, Apoño, Roberto Santamaría and Rondón

Coaches in common Málaga CF-UD Las Palmas


Players in common CD Málaga-UD Las Palmas

Cabrera, Elzo, Manolo Torres, Beneyto, Gutiérrez, Romero, Mújica, Ríos, Calixto, Catalá, Juani, Jaime Molina and Onofre

Coaches in common CD Málaga-UD Las Palmas

Juan Otxoa and Marcel Domingo

(*) Antonio Ruiz, a CD Málaga player (1963/64) coached UD Las Palmas

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against UD Las Palmas at La Rosaleda

  • Milan Milijas (Málaga CF 0-0 UD Las Palmas, 27/09/1998)
  • Cifuentes (Málaga CF 1-3 UD Las Palmas, 11/09/2017)
  • Iván Alejo (Málaga CF 0-0 UD Las Palmas, 10/02/2019)

To take into account

  • With the debuts of Ismael and Ramón, there are now 352 players who have worn the Málaga CF jersey in an official match. Ismael is the fourth player born in the province of Jaén to play for Málaga CF, following Urbano, Manolo Herrero and Álvaro Silva. Ramón, meanwhile, is the seventh Malaguista player born in the province of Granada following Paco Esteban, Armando, Óscar, Cifuentes, Alberto López and Hugo.
  • Rolón, Keko Gontán, Mikel and Juanpi return to the Blue and White line-up having been loaned out to other clubs last season.
  • This will be the first match in history at La Rosaleda using the Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) complementing the arbitration trio.


Stats and facts

  • The 11th time Málaga CF will play UD Las Palmas at La Rosaleda. One of these previous matches, in the First Division, was under the Atlético Malagueño name.
  • The balance at Martiricos, in the Second Division, is four matches, which ended in two victories and two draws for the Malaguistas against this rival.
  • The total number of matches played against the Yellows resulted in five victories, three draws and two defeats for Málaga CF, with a balance of 15 goals scored and 10 conceded.
  • In the four seasons MCF competed in the silver division, on matchday 2, the Blue and Whites have always won; at home by 1-0 against Deportivo Alavés (2006/07) and AD Alcorcón (2018/19) and away from home by 0-1 against CD Ourense (1998/99) and Deportivo Alavés (2007/08).

Talking about... La Rosaleda, Cifuentes, Ismael Casas, Ramón