Rock and roll comeback (2-1)

Victory for Málaga CF against CD Numancia, at La Rosaleda, on LaLiga SmartBank matchday 27. Escassi put the visitors in front in the first half, however goals from Sadiku (penalty) and Adrián, the latter just before the final whistle, spurred on a great comeback for the Blue and Whites in the second half.


09/02/2020 22:35

There was a great atmosphere in the stands at Martiricos on this Sunday night. On the pitch, Pellicer made three changes to the starting-11 in relation to the previous league duel in Elche. Ismael, making his official debut at home as a Malaguista, came on in place of Cifu on the right wing. Lombán for Juande in central defence and Antoñín for Pacheco on one side of the attack were the other two changes.

Hicham, in minute 9’, generated the first occasion in Málaga’s favour. An applied and compact Numancia were most unforgiving in their first approach to Munir’s goal. A lateral free kick was headed into the net by Malagueño Escassi, in a very close action that was checked by VAR (0-1, 16’). This was a blow for MCF. Antoñín, in 31’, made a good cross to set up a Sadiku header, but he was unable to guide the shot well.

Juanpi and Adrián, in 41’, came up against a rival defence that repelled their attempts in the heart of the area. In minute 44, a throw-in from Luis Hernández was the last opportunity for the Blue and Whites before half-time.

In the second half, Numancia narrowly missed out on another goal. A direct free kick from Aguado hit the crossbar (47’). Five minutes later, Juankar was the object of a foul, and Sadiku converted from the penalty spot (1-1, 54’). The 10th league goal for the Malaguista ‘Pichichi’.

Pellicer made some changes to refresh the attack. First, Tete Morente came on, debuting wearing the Blue and White jersey, in substitution of Hicham (63’). Dani Pacheco, soon after (69’), came on in place of Juanpi. As the match approached its final stages, both teams were seeking the winning goal. Escassi tried his luck in 74’ with a header that he skyed over the crossbar. MCF responded immediately. A powerful shot from Antoñín found Tete at the far post, but a superb save from Dani Barrio prevented the new player from netting a goal.

The fans kept cheering on the team, giving the players a continual boost, whilst they fought to the death in search of victory. A shot from Antoñín (82’), two attempts from Sadiku (85’) and a close-range shot from Juankar (87’), preceded the joy. Adrián, with his right foot, slammed the ball into the back of the net to the delight of the fans (2-1, 89’). The fifth goal for the captain this season to leave the three points at home.

The eighth match without defeat at the fortress that is La Rosaleda, for a Málaga CF with 31 points (17th place) after 27 games in LaLiga SmartBank. Vamos, Málaga!

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MCF / J27 LaLiga SmartBank

2-1 Go Live
  • Munir
  • Juankar
  • Luis H.
  • Ismael Casas
  • David Lombán
  • Luis Muñoz
  • Juanpi (68')
  • Hicham (62')
  • Adrián
  • Sadiku
  • Antoñin


  • Tete (63')
  • Buenacasa
  • Pacheco (69')
  • Renato
  • Gonzalo Cretazz
  • Juan de Dios Rivas
  • Boulhourd
  • Dani Barrio
  • Héctor
  • Iván Calero (68')
  • Derik
  • Escassi
  • Aguado
  • Alex Sola
  • Gus Ledes
  • Erik Morán
  • Noguera (45')
  • Higinio (80')


  • Alain
  • Nestor Albiach (81')
  • Otegui
  • M. Mateu (69')
  • J. C. Sánchez
  • Bernardo
  • Moha (45')


La Rosaleda


  • 0-1 (16'). Escassi
  • 1-1 (54'). Sadiku (p)
  • 2-1 (90'). Adrián


Víctor Areces Franco awarded Juankar (28'), Luis H. (46'), Luis Muñoz (56') from Málaga CF y Noguera (33'), Iván Calero (62'), Higinio (75'), Héctor (79') from CD Numancia.