Match preview: #MálagaRealZaragoza

Málaga CF will be hosting Real Zaragoza at La Rosaleda on matchday 24 of LaLiga SmartBank.


06/02/2021 14:58

The Malaguistas, in 12th place in the standings with 31 points, face Real Zaragoza with 23 points in 18th place. The match is taking place on Sunday 7th February at 16:00, broadcast by #Vamos and MovistarLaLiga.

The match is being officiated by Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez from the Canary Islands, who has refereed Málaga CF in 12 official games; five in the First Division and seven in the Second Division. Up to now, the Malaguista results are four wins, one draw and seven defeats. Heading up the VAR is Santiago Varón Aceitón from the Balearics.


Players in common Málaga CF-Real Zaragoza

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

(*) Ex Malaguista Jorge Pina played for Real Zaragoza B

Coaches in common Málaga CF-Real Zaragoza

Marcos Alonso

Players in common CD Málaga-Real Zaragoza

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

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

(**) Antonio Iznata, a CD Málaga youth player, was part of Real Zaragoza

Coaches in common CD Málaga-Real Zaragoza

Antonio Sorribas*, Manuel Olivares, Francisco Bru, Luis Urquiri, Juan Otxoa, Domingo Balmanya and Luis Costa

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

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

  • Wanchope (Málaga CF 0-0 Real Zaragoza, 12/09/2004)
  • Lobato (Málaga CF 0-3 Real Zaragoza, 10/01/2007)


Check it out

  • Ramón, Yanis and Matos are the Malaguista players on the verge of suspension with four yellow cards.
  • Juande and Chavarría, with four goals, are the Blue and Whites’ highest scorers. Narváez, with seven goals, is the rival’s top scorer.
  • At home, Málaga CF have obtained two League wins, five draws and four defeats (11 points), scoring eight goals and conceding 13.
  • Away from home, Real Zaragoza have achieved one victory, one draw and nine defeats), scoring five goals and conceding 12.
  • Return of Adrián. The former Malaguista captain in recent seasons returns to La Rosaleda. During his three seasons with MCF, he played 103 official matches (29 in the First Division, 70 in the Second Division, two in the Copa del Rey and two LaLiga promotion playoffs). He scored a total of 20 goals, 19 in the league – three in the elite and 16 in the Second Division – and one Cup goal.


Stats and facts

  • The third time Málaga CF will face Real Zaragoza, at La Rosaleda, in the Second Division. In the past two games, held over the last two seasons, MCF won by 3-1 (with goals from Renato, Blanco Leschuk and Adrián) in the 18-19 campaign and lost 0-1 in the 19-20 season.
  • In addition, these rivals have played one another on 12 other occasions at Martiricos, 10 times in the First Division and twice in the Copa del Rey. Málaga CF obtained four victories, five draws and three defeats. In terms of goals, the Malaguistas scored 17 and conceded 13.
  • In the past five seasons played in the silver division, on matchday 24, MCF achieved three draws (0-0 against CF Fuenlabrada and 1-1 against Sporting de Gijón and UD Almería) and two defeats (0-3 against Albacete Balompié and 2-1 against Córdoba CF).
  • This rival’s last visit, on 8th March 2020, was the final match held at La Rosaleda before Spain declared a state of alarm due to COVID-19.

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