Match preview: #RealZaragozaMálaga

Málaga CF are away to Zaragoza this weekend in the last match of the first round of LaLiga 1|2|3.


12/01/2019 13:54

The Blue and Whites, fourth in the table with 36 points, are visiting La Romareda to face Spanish footballing greats, Real Zaragoza. The rival is in 14th place in the standings with 22 points. Kick off is on Sunday at 18:00.

The match, corresponding to matchday 21, will be officiated by Madrid-born Valentín Pizarro Gómez, who has officiated Málaga CF in two official games, both this season and both ending in victory for the Malaguistas (UD Almería 0-1 Málaga CF and Málaga CF 2-0 CD Numancia).


Players in common Real Zaragoza-Málaga CF

Cornago, Movilla, Sánchez Broto, Antonio Hidalgo, Eliseu, Apoño, Lolo, Pablo Barros, Uche, Roberto, Borja Bastón and Juankar

Coaches in common Real Zaragoza-Málaga CF

Marcos Alonso

Players in common Real Zaragoza-CD Málaga

Alonso*, Manuel Olivares, Ramos, Sagrado, Elzo, Lasheras, Vidal, Vallejo, Goicoechea, Bustillo, Heredia, Modesto, Pineda and Belman

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

Coaches in common Real Zaragoza-CD Málaga

Manuel Olivares, Luis Urquiri, Juan Otxoa, Domingo Balmanya and Luis Costa

The following players debuted with Málaga CF against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda

  • Tote (Real Zaragoza 1-0 Málaga CF, 30/01/2005)
  • Francis Durán (Real Zaragoza 0-1 Málaga CF, 17/01/2007)
  • Kiko Olivas (Real Zaragoza 0-1 Málaga CF, 17/01/2007)
  • Roberto Santamaría (Real Zaragoza 1-1 Málaga CF, 28/10/2009)
  • Iván González (Real Zaragoza 1-1 Málaga CF, 28/10/2009)
  • Galatto (Real Zaragoza 3-5 Málaga CF, 12/09/2010)
  • Kris Stadsgaard (Real Zaragoza 3-5 Málaga CF, 12/09/2010)
  • Sergio Sánchez (Real Zaragoza 0-0 Málaga CF, 25/09/2011)
  • Saviola (Real Zaragoza 0-1 Málaga CF, 01/09/2012)


To take into account

  • Blanco Leschuk, Diego González and Harper, with 4 yellow cards, are the Malaguistas on the brink of sanction.
  • Pau Torres is still the only Málaga CF player who has played all entire matches in the league competition (1,800 minutes).
  • Real Zaragoza, at home in LaLiga 1|2|3, have obtained 2 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats, with a balance of 9 goals scored and 12 conceded.
  • With the debut of juvenil player, Hugo, there are now 347 players who have played official matches with Málaga CF.


Stats and facts

  • The first time that Real Zaragoza and Málaga CF have played one another in a Second Division clash. However, there have been 12 matches between these rivals at La Romareda (10 in the First Division and 2 in the Copa del Rey), with a Malaguista balance of even results of 4 victories, 4 draws and 4 defeats, with 14 goals scored and 13 conceded.
  • In the previous three seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 21, MCF obtained 1 victory (2-3 against Sevilla FC) and 2 draws (0-0 against CD Castellón and 1-1 against CD Tenerife).

Talking about... Juankar, Hugo, Pau Torres

14/06/2019 20:19 | Training

Final training session before hosting RC Deportivo

The Malaguista squad returned to training at La Rosaleda to finalise preparations for Saturday’s game (21:00, La Rosaleda stadium) against Dépor. Pau, Cifu and Juankar trained at the same pace as their teammates.

14/06/2019 15:36 | Business

The impulse of Tesesa

The headquarters of Málaga CF’s main sponsor was the chosen location to hold the usual pre-match press conference.