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Match preview: Numancia-Málaga

Málaga CF will be in action in Soria at Nuevo Estadio de Los Pajaritos against CD Numancia tomorrow. The Cup clash kicks off at 19.30 (Bein Sports).

The round of 32 Copa del Rey match is unprecedented in this competition between these rivals. In an official match (First and Second Division), CD Numancia and Málaga CF have faced each other 14 times, with Malaguista results of 5 victories, 2 draws and 7 defeats against the team from Soria.

The match will be officiated by Álvarez Izquierdo from Catalonia, who will referee MCF for the first time in the Copa del Rey. Up to now, this ref has arbitrated Málaga CF on 20 occasions (all in the First Division), with a balance of 6 victories, 7 draws and 7 defeats for the Blue and Whites.


Players in common CD Numancia-Málaga CF

Movilla, Pablo Sánchez, Raúl Iznata, Pablo Couñago, Antonio López and Casado

(*) Gerrit, ex Málaga CF “B” player, was also with the Soria-based team

(**) Up to now, there have been no coaches in common between CD Numancia and Málaga CF, although Juan Ramón López Muñiz, acted as manager and sports director during the Malaguistas’ last First Division promotion, and was a player with Numancia between 1999 and 2002.

Players in common CD Numancia-CD Málaga

Jaime Molina


To take into account

  • With the debut of Andrés Prieto at Camp Nou, all first team members have participated in LaLiga – as well as Mula – with the exception of Cenk Gönen.
  • Reserve team players to debut. Ian Soler, Pablo Clavería and Álex Robles, all called-up by Míchel for this match, could make their debut with the Blue and Whites’ first team.
  • Numancia are in 8th place in Liga 1|2|3, following 11 matches, with 18 points. They are only 2 points behind Osasuna and Lugo, who occupy direct promotion positions.