Match preview: #SabadellMálaga

Málaga CF are heading to Catalonia to face CE Sabadell at the Nova Creu Alta on matchday 11 of LaLiga SmartBank. Kick-off is on Sunday at 14:00.


07/11/2020 15:34

Málaga CF, located in 12th place in the table with 14 points, face this rival in 21st position with seven points. The match will be broadcast by Movistar LaLiga.

Juan Luis Pulido Santana from the Canaries will be in charge of this game. Up to now he has officiated eight official Málaga CF matches, all in LaLiga SmartBank. The Malaguista results are five wins, one draw and two defeats. Heading up the VAR is Iñaki Bikandi Garrido from the Basque Country.


Players in common CE Sabadell-Málaga CF

Añón*, Sergio Magano**, Almagro, Emilio, Trobbiani, Kiko Ramírez, Miguel Ángel, Antonio Hidalgo, Kiko Olivas, Nabil Baha and Manu Torres

(*) Also a CD Málaga player

(**) Sergio Magano was an Atlético Malagueño player when it was the city’s first team

Puigdollers, Desserne, Nauzet, Roberto Camacho, Emilio Guerra and Ayrton Páez, homegrown Malaguistas who also played for CE Sabadell

Coaches in common CE Sabadell-Málaga CF


Players in common CE Sabadell-CD Málaga

Zamora, Moix, Yuste, Otiñano, Bio, Canillas, Emilio Pérez, Villar and Campuzano

Coaches in common CE Sabadell-CD Málaga

Otxoa, Miró, Pons, Otto Bumbel and Juan Ramón


To take into account

  • Away from home, Málaga CF have won six points, from two victories and three losses out of five matches so far this season. They have scored four goals and conceded 10.
  • At home in LaLiga SmartBank, CE Sabadell have claimed one win and three defeats out of four games. They have netted two goals and conceded five.
  • The CE Sabadell coach is well-known to the Malaguista fans. Antonio Hidalgo was a key player in the Blue and White team’s last promotion to the First Division in the 2007/08 season.
  • Kiko Ramírez, a former Malaguista, like Antonio Hidalgo, also coached CE Sabadell.

Stats and facts

  • The first time CE Sabadell and Málaga CF will play one another in an official match.
  • CE Sabadell will be rival number 108 to face Málaga CF, in a league game, since 1994.
  • In the past five seasons in the silver division, on matchday 11, MCF obtained one victory (2-0 against CD Numancia), one draw (2-2 against Lorca Deportiva) and three defeats (1-3 against Rayo Vallecano, 0-1 against CD Numancia and 1-2 against Cádiz CF).


CD Málaga’s last visit

On 17th November 1991, CD Málaga visited the Nova Creu Alta stadium for the last time to face CE Sabadell on Second Division matchday 12 in the 1991-1992 season.

Malaguista coach at the time, José Luis Monreal selected the following 11: Ignacio, Jaime Molina, Monreal, Zapatera, David Rico, Padilla, Luis Merino, Albis, Roa, Villa and Basti. In the second half, Molina went on in place of Roa and Diego López for Albis.

The result was a 1-2 win for the Blue and Whites. Molina in minute 68 and Villa in minute 81 scored the Malaguista goals. In the case of Diego López, it was his debut as a CD Málaga player, and in the case of Basti, this was his first league game in the starting-11 with the Blue and Whites.

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