Match preview: #MálagaSabadell

Málaga CF are welcoming CE Sabadell to La Rosaleda on matchday 28 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Sunday at 14:00.


06/03/2021 15:28

Málaga CF, in 14th position with 34 points, face this rival in 19th place with 27 points. The match will be broadcast by Movistar LaLiga.

Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias from Madrid will be officiating. Up to now he has refereed six Málaga CF games, all in LaLiga SmartBank. The Malaguista balance of results is two wins, three draws and one defeat. Curiously, all six were away from home for Málaga CF. Heading up the VAR is David Gálvez Rascón from Madrid.


Players in common Málaga CF-CE Sabadell

Añón*, Sergio Magano**, Almagro, Emilio, Trobbiani, Kiko Ramírez, Miguel Ángel, Antonio Hidalgo, Kiko Olivas, Nabil Baha and Manu Torres

(*) Also a CD Málaga player

(**) Sergio Magano was an Atlético Malagueño player when it was the city’s first team

Puigdollers, Desserne, Nauzet, Roberto Camacho, Emilio Guerra and Ayrton Páez, homegrown Malaguistas who also played for CE Sabadell

Coaches in common Málaga CF-CE Sabadell


Players in common CD Málaga-CE Sabadell

Zamora, Moix, Yuste, Otiñano, Bio, Canillas, Emilio Pérez, Villar and Campuzano

Coaches in common CD Málaga-CE Sabadell

Otxoa, Miró, Pons, Otto Bumbel and Juan Ramón


Check it out

  • Ramón, Yanis, Joaquín and Matos are the Malaguista players on a cycle of four yellow cards.
  • Juande and Chavarría, with four goals, are the highest scoring Malaguistas. Stoichkov, with five goals, is Sabadell’s top scorer.
  • At home, Málaga CF have obtained three victories, five draws and five defeats (13 points), scoring 11 goals and conceding 15.
  • Away from home in LaLiga SmartBank, CE Sabadell have accumulated four wins, three draws and six defeats out of 13 games (15 points), scoring 12 goals and conceding 15.
  • Kiko Ramírez, former Malaguista player, as well as Antonio Hidalgo, coached CE Sabadell.

Stats and facts

  • Although this is the first time Málaga CF and CE Sabadell will meet at La Rosaleda, it is the 14th time the outfit from Catalonia will play at the Malaguista stadium. CD Málaga obtained seven wins, four draws and two defeats against this rival. Added to this are two draws from games held at the Baños del Carmen, when CD Málaga was called CD Malacitano.
  • In the past five seasons in the silver division, on matchday 28, MCF have obtained three victories (0-1 against RCD Mallorca ‘B’, 1-2 against UD Las Palmas and 0-1 against Cádiz CF) and two draws (0-0 against Ciudad de Murcia and 1-1 against Córdoba CF).

The return of Hidalgo

Antonio Hidalgo, a key player in Málaga CF’s last promotion to the First Division, scoring 14 goals in the 2007-08 season, will return to La Rosaleda Stadium as coach of the rival team. Since the historic match against CD Tenerife, he hasn’t returned to La Rosaleda in an official capacity. A very special match for an iconic player at the Club under the MCF name.

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