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Match preview: #MálagaMirandés

Málaga CF will welcome CD Mirandés to La Rosaleda Stadium on matchday 40 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Saturday at 21:00.

The Malaguistas, in 19th place with 40 points, face this rival from Burgos in 11th position in the standings with 52 points. The Blue and Whites need to win to avoid mathematical relegation, against a rival they defeated on league matchday 3 in Miranda de Ebro (1-3).

Officiating is Iván Caparrós Hernández. The 33-year-old referee from Valencia is in his second season in the Second Division. He has officiated 40 matches in the silver division, ending in 24 local wins, seven draws and nine visitor victories. This will be the second time he’ll referee MCF in the 22/23 season. The last time, on matchday 6, the game ended in 3-1 in Tenerife. Heading up the VAR is Eduardo Prieto Iglesias from Navarra.


Players in common Málaga CF-CD Mirandés

Usero, Goitia, Jordi Pablo, Yanis Rahmani, Joaquín Muñoz, Alexander González, Javi Jiménez, Genaro, Víctor Gómez and Lago Junior

Coaches in common Málaga CF-CD Mirandés

José Alberto López

Players in common CD Málaga-CD Mirandés

Félix Sáenz, Ubis, Lakatos, Requejo, Urdaci and Tello

Coaches in common CD Málaga-CD Mirandés


Players who debuted with Málaga CF against CD Mirandés at La Rosaleda

  • Javi Jiménez (Málaga CF 0-0 CD Mirandés, 16/08/2021)
  • Genaro (Málaga CF 0-0 CD Mirandés, 16/08/2021)
  • Peybernes (Málaga CF 0-0 CD Mirandés, 16/08/2021)
  • Roberto Fernández (Málaga CF 0-0 CD Mirandés, 16/08/2021)
  • Brandon (Málaga CF 0-0 CD Mirandés, 16/08/2021)
  • Paulino (Málaga CF 0-0 CD Mirandés, 16/08/2021)
  • Cufré (Málaga CF 0-0 CD Mirandés, 16/08/2021)
  • Kevin (Málaga CF 0-0 CD Mirandés, 16/08/2021)

Match info

  • If Luis Muñoz plays, he’ll reach 100 official matches with Málaga CF. As a Malaguista, he has accumulated five games in the First Division, 91 in the Second Division and three in the Copa del Rey.
  • Esteban Burgos, Javi Jiménez and Loren Zúñiga are on the verge of suspension on a cycle of four yellow cards.
  • Rubén Castro, with 10 goals, is the top Blue and White scorer. Raúl García de Haro, with 19 goals, is the rival’s ‘pichichi’, and the second highest scorer in the division after Uzuni (22).
  • At home in the League, Málaga CF have obtained six victories, eight draws and five defeats (26 points), scoring 17 goals and conceding 16.
  • Away from home, CD Mirandés have accumulated four wins, six draws and nine defeats (18 points), scoring 15 goals and conceding 22.

Stats and facts

  • This will be the fourth time Málaga CF and CD Mirandés will play each other at La Rosaleda in the Second Division. The three previous duels at Martiricos ended all square; 2-2 in the 19/20 season, 1-1 in 20/21 and 0-0 in the 21/22 season opener.
  • At La Rosaleda, in the Copa del Rey 15/16, there was a Málaga-Mirandés clash, corresponding to the second leg of the round of 32 which ended in defeat for the Malaguistas by 0-1, with the rival going through to the next round.
  • In the past seven seasons Málaga CF played in the Second Division, on matchday 40, they obtained two victories, three draws and two defeats. In the previous 21/22 season, the match ended in a 0-2 win in Tenerife with goals from Vadillo and Febas.