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Match preview: #MálagaRayo

Málaga CF will be in action at La Rosaleda against Rayo Vallecano on matchday 26 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Sunday at 21:00.

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20/02/2021 14:31

The Malaguistas, in 15th place in the standings with 31 points, face the Madrid-based outfit, in 6th place with 41 points. The match will be broadcast by GOL and MovistarLaLiga.

Gorka Sagués Oskoz will be officiating on Sunday. Up to now he has refereed five official Málaga CF games, all in the Second Division, with a balance of one victory, three draws and one defeat. Heading up the VAR is Alejandro Muñiz Ruiz from Galicia.

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, Dani Pacheco, Antoñín and Jozabed

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

 

Check it out

  • Ramón, Yanis and Matos are the Malaguista players on a cycle of four yellow cards.
  • Juande and Chavarría, with four goals, are the top Malaguista scorers. Former Malaguista, Antoñín, with six goals, is Rayo’s ‘pichichi’ in the league.
  • At home in the league competition, Málaga CF have obtained two victories, five draws and five defeats up to now (11 points), scoring nine goals and conceding 15.
  • Away from home in LaLiga SmartBank, Rayo Vallecano have played 13 matches, with a balance of four wins, four draws and five defeats (16 points), with 12 goals scored and 14 conceded.

 

Stats and facts

  • The third time Rayo Vallecano and Málaga CF will face each other in the Second Division at La Rosaleda. The two previous matches ended in a 1-1 draw last season, and a 1-3 defeat in the 1998/99 season.
  • In addition, Málaga CF and Rayo Vallecano have played each other on another 10 occasions in Málaga: nine in the First Division and one in the Copa del Rey (when it was called Copa del Generalísimo and the Club was called Atlético Malagueño). The Malaguista results from these 10 games is five victories, four draws and one defeat, scoring 21 goals and conceding eight.
  • In the past five seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 26, Málaga CF obtained one victory (0-1 against Rayo Majadahonda), three draws (all by 1-1, against UD Las Palmas, Sporting de Gijón and SD Eibar) and one defeat (2-0 against Elche CF).

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