Match preview: #MálagaRayo

Málaga CF is hosting Rayo Vallecano at La Rosaleda on LaLiga SmartBank matchday 6. Kick off is tomorrow, Tuesday at 19:00 (GOL).


16/09/2019 20:20

The Blue and Whites, with five points and in 16th place in the standings, will face Rayo Vallecano, who have eight points and are in 6th place.

The match will be officiated by Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos from Castilla La Mancha, who has refereed Málaga in three official games, all last season. Two corresponded to Second Division matches and one promotion playoff. The results were one draw and two defeats for the Blue and Whites. The VAR will be monitored by Galician referee, David Pérez Pallás.


Players in common Málaga CF-Rayo Vallecano

Bravo, José González, Movilla, Ruano, Rojas, Contreras, Iznata, Canabal, Koke, Míchel, Peragón, Iván Rosado, Ibán Cuadrado, Rubén Martínez, Seba Fernández, Casado, Javi Guerra, Iturra, Alberto Bueno, Adrián and Pacheco

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Rayo Vallecano

Juande Ramos, Gregorio Manzano, Marcos Alonso and Míchel

Players in common CD Málaga-Rayo Vallecano

Trigueros, Bellido, Larrubia, Ortiz, Madrid, Palacios, Dalmau, Velázquez, Búa, Aráez, Chesa and Zapatera

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Rayo Vallecano

Ramón Colón


To take into account

  • With the debut of Benkhemassa there are now 355 players who have worn the Blue and White jersey in an official match. Should Lorenzo debut, he will be player number 356.
  • Juanpi Añor reached 100 official matches with Málaga CF in the clash against CD Mirandés.
  • Málaga CF will be seeking the first home win of the season.
  • Rayo have played two league games away from home, ending in a draw and a defeat.


Stats and facts

  • The second time Málaga CF will face Rayo Vallecano in a Second Division match at La Rosaleda. In the previous game, held in 1998/99, Málaga CF lost by 1-3 against the outfit from Madrid. De los Santos, in minute 14 of that match, scored the only Malaguista goal.
  • Out of the total number of clashes, 11 have been official games; nine in the First Division, one in the Second and one in the Copa del Rey (as Atlético Malagueño), with a balance of five victories, four draws and two defeats for the Malaguistas. 22 goals scored and 11 conceded.
  • In the previous four seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 6, MCF obtained three wins (1-4 against CP Mérida, 3-1 against UD Las Palmas and 2-3 against Polideportivo Ejido) and one defeat (1-0 against UD Las Palmas).
  • Forward, El Hamdaoui, in the 2013/14 season, played his first match as a Malaguista at La Rosaleda in a Málaga-Rayo (5-0), and scored a hat trick.

Talking about... Adrián, Pacheco, Iznata