Match preview: #MálagaRealSporting

Málaga CF will host Real Sporting de Gijón at La Rosaleda today, on matchday 7 of LaLiga SmartBank, to bring an end to this midweek matchday.


22/10/2020 12:14

The Blue and Whites, with 10 points and in 6th place in the standings, face the rival from Asturias with 13 points and in 2nd place, tied at the top with RCD Espanyol before the start of this matchday. Kick-off is this evening at 21:30 (GOL).

The match will be officiated by Eduardo Prieto Iglesias from Navarra, who has refereed Málaga CF in eight official matches: six in the First Division, one in the Second Division and one Copa del Rey clash. The only Málaga CF match he officiated in the Second Division was this season’s opener against CD Tenerife (2-0 win for the team from the Canary Islands). The results from these eight games are three wins, one draw and four defeats for the Malaguistas.

Jon Ander González Esteban from the Basque Country is in charge of the VAR.


Players in common Málaga CF-Sporting de Gijón

Emilio, Rafa, Cañizares, Ismael, Lekovic, Popovic, Rodrigão, Cristian Díaz, Calandria, Diego Castro, Pina, Molinero, Xavi Torres, Duje Cop, Michael Santos, Jony and Luis Hernández

(*) Former Malaguistas Saúl and Gascón played for Sporting de Gijón B

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Sporting de Gijón

José Manuel Díaz Novoa

Players in common CD Málaga-Sporting de Gijón

Camilo Liz *, Bachiller, Gundemaro, García, Comas, Cesáreo López, Vera, Beascoechea, Pellicer and Megido

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Sporting de Gijón



To take into account

  • At home, up to now, Málaga CF have obtained one victory and one draw out of the two matches held at La Rosaleda (4 out of 6 points).
  • Away from home, Sporting de Gijón have played three matches in LaLiga SmartBank, with a balance of two victories (both by 0-1 against FC Cartagena and UD Almería) and one defeat (1-0 against Real Oviedo).
  • In the match against Real Zaragoza, Juan Soriano became player number 383 to wear the MCF jersey in an official match. Joaquín Muñoz, currently injured, is the only new signing yet to make his debut.
  • Escassi and Juande are the only Malaguistas who have played all league minutes up to now (540 minutes).


Stats and facts

  • The sixth time Málaga CF will face Sporting de Gijón, at La Rosaleda, in the Second Division. Previous games ended in a victory (3-2 in the 2007/08 season) and four draws (1-1 in the 1998/99, 2006/07 and 2018/19 seasons and by 0-0 in 2019/20).
  • Counting the First Division matches, the Malaguista results at home are six wins and five draws, with 15 goals scored and eight conceded against Sporting de Gijón.
  • In the past five seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 7, MCF obtained three wins (2-1 against RCD Mallorca ‘B’, 2-0 against UD Las Palmas and 1-0 against Rayo Majadahonda) and two defeats (2-0 against Ciudad de Murcia and 1-0 against Albacete Balompié).

Talking about... Escassi, Juande, Juan Soriano

28/04/2021 13:16 | Training

The sun shines again at the Annexe

Málaga returned to training on this sunny Wednesday morning at La Rosaleda’s Annexe. Joaquín and Escassi, plus reserve team players Eu and Julio were back in the group.