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Match preview: #MálagaPonferradina

Málaga CF will host SD Ponferradina at La Rosaleda on matchday 22 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is this Saturday at 20:30.

The Malaguistas, with 28 points and in 11th place in the standings, start the second round of the competition against this rival in 7th place with 31 points. The match will be broadcast by Movistar LaLiga.

Javier Iglesias Villanueva will be officiating, his fifth time refereeing an official Málaga CF match, all in the Second Division. Up to now, the Malaguistas have achieved two wins and two defeats. Aitor Gorostegui Fernández from the Basque Country will head up the VAR.


Players in common Málaga CF-SD Ponferradina

Ismael, Miguel Ángel, Alberto Aguilar, Saúl, Ernesto, Jonatan Valle, Baha, Hélder Rosario, Ibán Cuadrado, Roberto Santamaría, Toribio, Javi López, Ignasi Miquel, Iván Rodríguez, Erik Morán, Buenacasa and Jozabed

(*) Sielva, a Ponferradina player, was part of Atlético Malagueño

Coaches in common Málaga CF-SD Ponferradina


(*) Manolo Herrero, a Málaga CF player (1996-98), coached SD Ponferradina in the 2016/17 season

Players in common CD Málaga-SD Ponferradina


Coaches in common CD Málaga-SD Ponferradina


Players who debuted with Málaga CF against SD Ponferradina at La Rosaleda

  • Juande (Málaga CF 1-0 SD Ponferradina, 14/01/2020)
  • Buenacasa (Málaga CF 1-0 SD Ponferradina, 14/01/2020)


Check it out

  • Matos, Yanis and Luis Muñoz, with four yellow cards, are the Malaguista players on the verge of suspension. Escassi is suspended from this game.
  • Juande is MCF’s top scorer with four goals. Òscar Sielva, also with four goals, is SD Ponferradina’s highest scorer.
  • At home, Málaga CF have accumulated two victories, five draws and three defeats (11 points), scored eight goals and conceded 11.
  • Away from home in the league competition, SD Ponferradina have obtained a total of four wins, one draw and three defeats (13 points), scoring nine goals and conceding 13.
  • This is Málaga CF’s fourth official match on the bounce at La Rosaleda, the first time this has happened under the Club’s current name.


Stats and facts

  • The third time Málaga CF and SD Ponferradina will play one another in the Second Division at La Rosaleda. The two previous matches ended in a victory (1-0 in the 2019/20 season, with a goal from Antoñín) and a draw (1-1, in the 2006/07 season, with Chengue Morales scoring the Malaguista goal).
  • Last season’s match (matchday 23) ended in victory for the Malaguistas and marked the debut of Sergio Pellicer in the Malaguista dugout.
  • In the past five seasons Málaga CF have played in the silver division, on matchday 22, the lads obtained one victory (2-1 against CD Lugo) and 4 draws (1-1 against Real Oviedo and 0-0 against SD Eibar, Hércules CF and UD Salamanca).