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Match preview: #MálagaSporting

Málaga CF will be hosting Real Sporting de Gijón at La Rosaleda, for the match corresponding to LaLiga SmartBank matchday 8.

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28/09/2019 18:56

The Blue and Whites, with six points in the standings and in 17th place, face the outfit from Asturias with seven points and in 15th place. Kick-off is on Sunday at 12:00 (Movistar LaLiga).

The match will be officiated by Dámaso Arcediano Monescillo from Castilla La Mancha, who has only refereed Málaga CF once before in an official match, last season: Real Oviedo 0-0 Málaga CF. Rubén Ávalos Barrera from Cataluña will be 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

None

 

To take into account

  • Antoñín is player number 357 to debut with Málaga CF in an official match.
  • Captain Adrián González is the only Blue and White player who has taken part in all seven league games in their entirety (630 minutes). Diego González and Juankar have also played seven matches, but not fully.
  • Away from home, Sporting de Gijón have played three games in LaLiga SmartBank, with a balance of one draw (1-1 against Girona FC) and two defeats (both by 1-0 against SD Huesca and UD Las Palmas).

 

Stats and facts

  • The fifth time Málaga CF will face Sporting de Gijón, at La Rosaleda, in the Second Division. The previous matches ended in one win (3-2 in the 2007/08 season) and three draws (1-1 in all, in the 1998/99, 2006/07 and 2018/19 seasons).
  • Counting the official matches in the First Division, the Malaguista balance of results at home is six victories and four draws, with 15 goals scored and eight conceded against the side from Gijón.
  • In the past four seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 8, MCF obtained one win (0-2 against CD Leganés), two draws (1-1 against Polideportivo Ejido and 1-1 against Deportivo de La Coruña) and one defeat (2-0 against Elche CF).

Talking about... Luis Hernández, Antoñín, La Rosaleda

13/11/2019 13:24 | Press conference

Antoñín: “I work with humility”

The Malaguista forward held a press conference following this morning’s training session at the Ciudad de Málaga: “There’s no pressure. We’re working well and will continue to do so”, he stated.