The MCF Academy shines in LaLiga

Pablo Fornals, Juanpi, Mikel and Luis Muñoz played for 90 minutes in the match against Real Madrid, showing that our homegrown players are at the top in some of the most important positions.


23/01/2017 16:39

The four players formed in the MCF Academy were in action last Saturday at the Santiago Bernabéu. Juanpi scored a goal, whilst Mikel, Pablo, and 19-year old Malagueño, Luis Muñoz performed at a good level.

This isn’t the first time our young players have taken to the main stage and performed well. In the case of Luis Muñoz, who was in the starting line-up alongside Mikel, he was in action at Camp Nou this season, during his debut as a Malaguista. For his part, the Venezuelan central was part of the goalless draw against FC Barcelona in the first round of this campaign. In that same match against Barça, up to six footballers from the MCF Academy (En-Nesyri, Ontiveros, Mikel, Luis Muñoz, Pablo and Juanpi) took part.

Pablo and Juanpi

Pablo Fornals played his first minutes wearing the Blue and Whites’ shirt last season against Real Madrid. At just 19 years old, he was in Málaga CF’s starting line-up in the draw at the Santiago Bernabéu, and put on a great show. In regard to Juanpi, the midfielder played his first match in the starting-11 against FC Barcelona in the 2014/15 season, playing a fantastic game, helping the team to clinch a goalless draw at La Rosaleda.


Another notable debut this season was that of En-Nesyri. The international striker with Morocco debuted with the first team in the clash with Eibar at La Rosaleda. He came out in the second half and scored the winning goal with a brilliant left-footer curling the ball into the net.


The Marbella-born player debuted last season against Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium, but it was this season when he scored his debut goal. The winger scored from in front of the target in the 13th LaLiga Santander game of the season against RC Deportivo de la Coruña. With the scoreboard level at the end of normal time, Ontiveros scored a fantastic goal to give victory to the Malaguista squad.

The debut this season of Mikel, Luis Muñoz and En-Nesyri confirms the good health of the MCF Academy, which continues to provide players to the first team, and stands out in the important games.

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