The Malaguistas, in 22nd place with 11 points, face this rival in 18th place marking the safety zone, with 17 points.
The match will be officiated by Rubén Ávalos Barrera. The 35-year-old from Catalonia is in his fifth season in the Second Division. His stats in the category are 89 games, ending in 35 local wins, 27 draws and 27 visitor victories. Heading up the VAR is Víctor Areces Franco from Asturias.
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, Cristian Rodríguez, Jozabed and Hugo Vallejo
(*) Kuki Zalazar and Óscar Sielva, former Ponferradina players, were part of Atlético Malagueño
Coaches in common Málaga CF-SD Ponferradina
(*) Portuguese José Gomes, ex Ponferradina coach, was assistant coach of Málaga CF in the 10/11 campaign
(**) Manolo Herrero, Málaga CF player (1996-98), managed SD Ponferradina in the 16/17 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
- Schürrer (Málaga CF 1-1 SD Ponferradina, 12/11/2006)
- Buenacasa (Málaga CF 1-0 SD Ponferradina, 14/01/2020)
- Juande (Málaga CF 1-0 SD Ponferradina, 14/01/2020)
- MCF have scored 199 goals at La Rosaleda in the Second Division. In addition, Haitam scored the Club’s 350th goal in the silver division as MCF in Zaragoza.
- Manolo Reina, Burgos and Febas (only Blue and White player who has played all 16 League games) are the Malaguistas on the verge of suspension with four yellow cards. Javi Jiménez is suspended from this match.
- Rubén Castro is the Blue and White ‘pichichi’ with three goals. Dani Ojeda, with four goals, is Ponferradina’s top scorer.
- At home in the League, Málaga CF have obtained one victory, three draws and three defeats (six points), scoring six goals and conceding 11.
- Away from home, SD Ponferradina have accumulated two League wins, two draws and four defeats (eight points), scoring nine goals and conceding 14.
- David Gallego will debut at La Rosaleda as the rival coach. In the Second Division, with Real Sporting, he headed up 70 matches, ending in 26 victories, 22 draws and 22 defeats.
Stats and facts
- The fifth time Málaga CF and SD Ponferradina will play one another in the Second Division at La Rosaleda. The four previous matches ended in a win for MCF (1-0 in the 19/20 season), two draws (1-1 in 06/07 and 0-0 in 21/22) and a defeat (0-2 in 20/21).
- In the past seasons Málaga CF have played in the silver division, on matchday 17, the lads obtained four wins, two draws and one defeat. Last season it was a 2-1 win at La Rosaleda against UD Las Palmas.