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Match preview: #RealZaragozaMálaga

Málaga CF are heading to Aragón to face Real Zaragoza, at La Romareda, on matchday 6 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is tomorrow, Sunday at 18:15.

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17/10/2020 15:30

The Blue and Whites, with 7 points and in 11th place in the standings, are up against the Whites in 9th place, also with 7 points, yet with two games in hand. The match will be broadcast on GOL.

Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias from Madrid will be officiating. Up to now, he has refereed Málaga CF in four official matches, all last season, with a balance of one defeat and three draws for the Malaguistas. Heading up the VAR is Álvaro Moreno Aragón from Granada, assigned to the Madrid school.

 

Players in common Real Zaragoza-Málaga CF

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

(*) Former Malaguista Jorge Pina played for Real Zaragoza B

Coaches in common Real Zaragoza-Málaga CF

Marcos Alonso

Players in common Real Zaragoza-CD Málaga

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

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

(**) Antonio Iznata, a juvenil player with CD Málaga, was also part of Real Zaragoza

Coaches in common Real Zaragoza-CD Málaga

Antonio Sorribas*, Manuel Olivares, Francisco Bru, Luis Urquiri, Juan Otxoa, Domingo Balmanya and Luis Costa

(*) Under the CD Malacitano name

Players who 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

  • Away from home, Málaga CF have obtained one league win and two defeats out of three matches so far this season.
  • Up to now in LaLiga SmartBank, Real Zaragoza have played two home games, ending in a victory and a draw.
  • Last weekend, Josua Mejías became player number 382 to wear the MCF jersey in an official match. Juan Soriano and physically unfit Joaquín Muñoz are the only signings of the season yet to make their debut.
  • Dani Barrio, Escassi and Juande are the Malaguistas who have played all five league matches up to now in full (450 minutes).

 

Stats and facts

  • The third time Málaga CF will play Real Zaragoza, at La Romareda, in the Second Division. In the two previous matches, held over the past two seasons, MCF won by 0-2 with goals from Ricca and Adrián in the 18/19 season, and drew 2-2 in 19/20 (Sadiku and Lombán scored for the Malaguistas).
  • Also counting the official matches between these rivals in the First Division (10) and Copa del Rey (2), the Malaguista balance of results away to Zaragoza out of 14 matches is 5 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats, with 18 goals scored and 15 conceded.
  • Over the past five seasons in the Second Division, on matchday 6, MCF obtained three victories (1-4 against Mérida CP, 3-1 against UD Las Palmas and 2-3 against Polideportivo Ejido), one draw (1-1 against Rayo Vallecano) and one defeat (1-0 against UD Las Palmas).

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