Match preview: #MálagaLeganés

Málaga CF are ending 2021 at La Rosaleda against CD Leganés on matchday 21 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is tomorrow, Saturday at 16:00 (#Vamos and Movistar LaLiga).


17/12/2021 19:03

The Blue and Whites, in 11th place in the table with 27 points, face this rival from Madrid with 22 points and in 18th position.

Officiating is Javier Iglesias Villanueva from Galicia. To date, he has refereed seven Málaga CF games, all in LaLiga SmartBank. The Malaguista results are two victories, one draw and four defeats. Heading up the VAR is David Pérez Pallás, also from Galicia.


Players in common Málaga CF-CD Leganés

Artero, Catanha, Canabal, Gerardo, Calandria, Antonio López, Jonatan Valle, Edu Ramos, Recio, Amrabat, Samu García, Rosales, Michael Santos, En-Nesyri, Andrés Prieto, Borja Bastón, Ignasi Miquel, Alberto Bueno, Erik Morán, Koné, Juan Soriano, Dani Barrio and Brandon 

The former CD Málaga and Atlético Malagueño player, Rafa Muñoz, was coach of CD Leganés in the 2010/11 season, along with Miguel Rivera, who coached Málaga CF “B” in 1997/98, and was also CD Leganés coach in 2010/11.

There have been no players or coaches from CD Málaga who played with or coached the CD Leganés first team.


Match info

  • Brandon and injured players Jozabed and Luis Muñoz, with four yellow cards, are the Malaguistas on the verge of suspension.
  • Brandon, with four goals, is the top Malaguista scorer in the League. Randjelović,also with four goals, is the CD Leganés ‘pichichi’.
  • At home, Málaga CF have played 10 matches, ending in seven wins, two draws and one defeat (23 points); scoring 12 goals and conceding five.
  • Away from home in LaLiga SmartBank, CD Leganés have played 10 matches, resulting in three victories, two draws and five defeats (11 points); scoring 12 goals and conceding 14.
  • With the Cup debut of Moussa Diarra against CF Rayo Majadahonda, there are now 405 footballers who have donned the Málaga CF jersey in an official match since 1994.


Stats and facts

  • The third time Málaga CF and CD Leganés will play each other in the Second Division at La Rosaleda. In the 1998/99 season, Málaga CF won by 3-0, whilst last season they lost 1-2.
  • In addition, there have been two First Division clashes, ending in a victory and a loss for the Malaguistas.
  • In the past six seasons MCF have played in the silver division, on matchday 21, the Blue and Whites have obtained two wins and four draws.

Talking about... La Rosaleda, Brandon, Dani Barrio