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Match preview: #MálagaRealZaragoza

Málaga CF is hosting Real Zaragoza at La Rosaleda this Friday 24th May (9pm) in a duel corresponding to LaLiga 1|2|3 matchday 40.

The match between the Malaguistas and Zaragocistas, televised on GOL, pits the two teams against one another in 5th place (65 points) and 14th place (50 points) respectively. In the first-round league clash, held at La Romareda, Málaga CF won by 0-2 (goals from Ricca and Adrián).

Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez from the Canary Islands will be officiating. He has refereed seven official Málaga CF matches, five in the First Division and two this season, on matchday 18 (Málaga CF 1-0 Cádiz CF) and matchday 33 (Granada CF 1-0 Málaga CF).


Players in common Málaga CF-Real Zaragoza

Cornago, Movilla, Sánchez Broto, Antonio Hidalgo, Eliseu, Apoño, Lolo, Pablo Barros, Uche, Roberto, Borja Bastón, Juankar and Erik Morán

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Real Zaragoza

Marcos Alonso

Players in common CD Málaga-Real Zaragoza

Alonso*, Manuel Olivares, Ramos, Sagrado, Elzo, Lasheras, Vidal, Vallejo, Goicoechea, Bustillo, Heredia, Modesto, Pineda and Belman

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Real Zaragoza

Manuel Olivares, Luis Urquiri, Juan Otxoa, Domingo Balmanya and Luis Costa

Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda

Wanchope (Málaga CF 0-0 Real Zaragoza, 12/09/2004)


To take into account

  • Pacheco and Erik Morán, with 4 yellow cards accumulated, plus Adrián with 9, are the Malaguistas on the brink of suspension. Keidi Bare, with a one-match ban, is also on a cycle of 4 yellow cards.
  • Adrián is MCF’s league ‘pichichi’ with 9 goals. Álvaro Vázquez, with 10 goals, is the top scorer for Real Zaragoza.
  • At home, Málaga CF has obtained 10 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats (34 points), with 22 goals scored and 13 conceded.
  • Away from home, Real Zaragoza has obtained a total of 6 wins, 5 draws and 8 defeats in LaLiga 1|2|3, scoring 27 goals and conceding 26.


Stats and facts

  • The first time Málaga CF and Real Zaragoza will play one another at La Rosaleda in a Second Division match.
  • Málaga CF and Real Zaragoza have faced each other 12 times at La Rosaleda in official games; 10 in the First Division and 2 in the Copa del Rey. The Malaguista balance of results is 4 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats, with 14 goals scored and 11 conceded.
  • In the past three seasons in the silver division, on matchday 40, Málaga CF obtained three draws (3-3 against SD Compostela, 2-2 against UD Almería and 0-0 against Cádiz CF).