Match preview: #MálagaRealSporting

Málaga CF will host Real Sporting de Gijón, at La Rosaleda, on matchday 23 of LaLiga SmartBank. The first match at the Malaguista stadium in 2022 will get underway at 18:15 (Movistar LaLiga).


08/01/2022 15:05

The Blue and Whites, with 30 points and in 10th place in the standings, face Sporting with 28 points and in 12th place.

The match will be officiated by Gorka Sagués Oskoz from the Basque Country, who has refereed Málaga CF in six official games, all in the Second Division. Up to now, the Malaguista results are two victories, three draws and one defeat. Heading up the VAR is Iñaki Bikandi Garrido also from the Basque Country.


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, Luis Hernández, Scepovic, Peybernes and Dani Martín

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

(**) Malaguista goalkeeper Dani Barrio was part of the Sporting de Gijón youth ranks  

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Sporting de Gijón

José Manuel Díaz Novoa and José Alberto López

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



Match info

  • Possible debut of new winter signings Álvaro Vadillo and Aleix Febas.
  • Escassi, Jozabed, Peybernes, Javi Jiménez and Luis Muñoz are the Malaguista players on the verge of suspension.
  • Paulino and Brandon are MCF’s top scorers in the league with four goals. Djurdjević, with six goals, is Sporting de Gijón’s highest scorer.
  • At home, Málaga CF have accumulated seven league wins, two draws and two defeats (23 points), scoring 12 goals and conceding seven.
  • Away from home in LaLiga SmartBank, Sporting de Gijón have obtained a total of two wins, four draws and five defeats (10 points), scoring 10 goals and conceding 15.


Stats and facts

  • The seventh time Málaga CF and Real Sporting de Gijón will play one another at La Rosaleda in the Second Division. The previous six games ended in two Malaguista victories and four draws.
  • In addition, both sides locked horns six times in the First Division. The Martiricos outfit obtained five wins and one draw.
  • In the previous six seasons in the silver division, on matchday 23, MCF accumulated four victories and two draws.

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