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Match preview: Real Sociedad-Málaga

Málaga CF is heading to Anoeta to face Real Sociedad on LaLiga Santander matchday 15. The match is taking place on Sunday at 12:00 (Bein Sports).

This fixture will be arbitrated by Madrid-born Carlos Del Cerro Grande, who has officiated Málaga CF in 22 official games (15 in the First Division, 5 in the Second and 2 Copa del Rey), with a balance of 10 victories, 3 draws and 9 defeats for the Malaguistas.

The last League precedent at Anoeta ended in a 2-2 draw between these rivals. It took place on 14th May, the 37th LaLiga game. Luis Hernández and Recio scored for Málaga, whilst Xabi Prieto (penalty) and Bautista scored for Real.


Players in common Real Sociedad-Málaga CF

Mikel Roteta, Gerardo, Juanito, Nacho, Schürrer, Rossato, Chory Castro, Juanmi and Diego Llorente

Players in common Real Sociedad-CD Málaga

Sagrado, Azcue, Del Río, Egusquiza and Goicoechea

Coaches in common Real Sociedad-CD Málaga

Antonio Barrios

(*) Two players from the Real Sociedad youth ranks belonged to both Málaga CF (Jon Bakero) and Málaga CF ‘B’ (Zubillaga).

(**) Although there have been no coaches in common between Málaga CF and Real Sociedad, there are the curious cases of Javi Gracia, MCF coach (2014-2016) who was a Real player (1995-1999), taking part in 106 League games and scoring 12 goals. In addition, José Mari Bakero, was a player and coach of Real Sociedad, and also coach of Málaga B in the Second Division (2004/05).


To take into account

  • Real Sociedad and Málaga CF have faced each other 14 times at Anoeta in the First Division, with a balance of 3 victories, 6 draws and 5 Malaguista losses.
  • Adrián and Rosales have accumulated four yellow cards in the competition, and are therefore on the brink of sanction.
  • New Malaguista signing, Ignasi Miquel, could make his debut at Anoeta. Fede Ricca did so on 27th February 2016 (Real Sociedad 1-1 Málaga CF).