Match preview: #MálagaLasPalmas

Málaga CF are hosting UD Las Palmas at La Rosaleda on matchday 5 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is tomorrow, Sunday at 16:00.


10/10/2020 15:04

The Blue and Whites, 9th in the standings with 6 points, face the rival from Gran Canaria in 11th place with 5 points. The match is being broadcast by Movistar LaLiga and Movistar #Vamos.

Saúl Ais Reig from Valencia will be officiating, in what will be his fifth Málaga CF match, all in the silver division. The last four games ended in two victories and two draws for the Malaguistas, with no defeats. Coincidentally, he has refereed the rival three times, with none of the games ending in victory for Las Palmas. Heading up the VAR is Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias from Madrid.


Players in common Málaga CF-UD Las Palmas

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

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

  • At home, Málaga CF have obtained one league victory, the only home game so far this season (1-0 against AD Alcorcón). UD Las Palmas have played two away games in LaLiga SmartBank, ending in a draw (2-2 against Real Zaragoza) and a defeat on the first matchday, (1-0 against CD Leganés).
  • With the debuts of Chavarría and Jairo, there are now 381 players who have worn the Málaga CF jersey in an official match.
  • Out of the 14 Malaguista signings this season, Juan Soriano, Josua Mejías and Joaquín Muñoz are yet to make their debut, the latter who remains physically unfit.


Stats and facts

  • The 12th time Málaga CF will play UD Las Palmas at La Rosaleda. One of these matches, the first, was under the Atlético Malagueño name. In addition, five of these matches were in the Second Division, ending in two wins and three draws for the Malaguistas.
  • The total number of matches leaves Málaga CF with five victories, four draws and two defeats, with 16 goals scored and 11 conceded.
  • In the five seasons MCF has played in the silver division, on matchday 5, the Blue and Whites obtained three victories (1-3 against Sporting en Gijón, 1-0 against SD Eibar and 3-0 against Córdoba CF at home) and two draws (0-0 against UD Las Palmas and 1-1 against CD Mirandés).

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