Match preview: #RealSportingMálaga

Málaga CF will be heading to Asturias to face Real Sporting de Gijón on matchday 7 of LaLiga SmartBank.


25/09/2021 10:56

The Blue and Whites, with eight points and in 10th place in the table, face the outfit from Gijón in 2nd place with 13 points. The match is taking place this Sunday at El Molinón-Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ Stadium at 16:00 (#Vamos and Movistar LaLiga).

The game will be officiated by Iosu Galech Apezteguía from Navarra, who has refereed Málaga CF in two official matches, all in the Second Division, both ending in victory. Daniel Ocón Arráiz from La Rioja will head up the VAR. 

Players in common Sporting de Gijón-Málaga CF

Emilio, Rafa, Cañizares, Ismael, Lekovic, Popovic, Rodrigão, Cristian Díaz, Calandria, Diego Castro, Pina, Molinero, Xavi Torres, Duje Cop, Michael Santos, Jony, Luis Hernández, Stefan and Dani Martín.

(*) Former Malaguistas Saúl and Gascón played for Sporting de Gijón B

(**) Malaguista goalkeeper Dani Barrio trained in the Sporting de Gijón youth ranks

Coaches in common Sporting de Gijón-Málaga CF

José Manuel Díaz Novoa and José Alberto López.

Players in common Sporting de Gijón-CD Málaga

Camilo Liz *, Bachiller, Gundemaro, García, Comas, Cesáreo López, Vera, Beascoechea, Pellicer and Megido.

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

Coaches in common Sporting de Gijón-CD Málaga



Players who debuted with Málaga CF against Sporting de Gijón at El Molinón-Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ Stadium

Keidi Bare (Sporting de Gijón 2-2 Málaga CF, 11/11/2008)


Match info

  • Haitam will be absent due to a one-match ban.
  • Juande and Peybernes are the only Malaguistas who have played all minutes of the League competition so far (540).
  • Paulino with two goals is the Blue and Whites’ top scorer. Fran Villalba, also with two goals, is Sporting’s highest scorer.


Stats and facts

  • The seventh time Málaga CF will face Sporting de Gijón at El Molinón-Enrique Casto ‘Quini’ Stadium in the Second Division. Previous games ended in two wins, two draws and two defeats. In addition, there have been six clashes between these rivals in the First Division, which ended in two victories, one draw and three defeats for MCF. The total number of matches resulted in four wins, three draws and five losses, with 15 goals scored and 15 conceded.
  • In the past six seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 7, MCF obtained four victories and two draws.

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