La Liga News 

Former Malaga boss Míchel “grateful” for spell at club

He may have been relieved of his duties as Malaga head coach but Míchel had warm words for his former employers. The 54-year-old issued a statement earlier this week offering his “thanks to everyone, without exception” for the support he received both during and after his spell as head coach of the Blue and Whites. In the letter published on his social media profiles, Míchel spoke of his gratitude for the “warmth” he had been shown both by fans and club employees, especially sporting director Mario Husillos who he praised…

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La Liga News 

José González appointed new Malaga boss

Malaga have moved fast to fill the vacant spot in the dug-out. José González is the man charged with leading the team to safety after he was appointed Míchel’s successor, less than 24 hours after the former Getafe man was relieved of his duties. The 51-year-old, who played for Malaga briefly in the twilight of his playing career, was a free agent after his spell in charge of Chinese side Beijing Gouan came to an end last season. González is well known by Malaga sporting director Manuel Husillos after the…

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La Liga News 

Malaga fire head coach Míchel after fourth straight defeat

Malaga are looking for a new manager after parting company with Míchel following last night’s disastrous 1-0 defeat to Getafe – their fourth consecutive loss. The Blue and Whites currently sit joint bottom of the table with 11 points, some five points off safety with all of their rivals yet to play in match day 19. Míchel said following last night’s game: “The results are so bad that they can’t be justified.” He later added, though, that “I’m not a quitter”. The former Getafe man had been resisting calls to…

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Blog La Liga 

Understanding Malaga’s sorry season

Diego González’s face said it all. The defender’s expression was desolate and downtrodden after the final whistle of Malaga’s defeat at home to Espanyol – fitting adjectives to describe his team’s season so far, where underwhelming performances have left the side rooted in La Liga’s relegation zone. To rub even more salt into the wound, Espanyol’s winning goal was scored by Sergi Darder, a former Malaga player. Had Las Palmas not been so shambolic themselves, the glaring disappointment of this season would undoubtedly be attributed to the Andalusians, who have…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Alberto Bueno could make Malaga debut against Getafe tonight

After their deflating 1-0 defeat at home to Espanyol left them joint bottom of the table, Malaga moved quickly to reinforce their frontline with the signing of Alberto Bueno this week. The Porto loanee could make his debut on Friday night as his side take on 13th-placed Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. With the hosts undefeated in their last five matches, Míchel’s Malaga face a difficult test, especially given their run on the road which has seen them fail to win 28 of their last 31 away matches. What’s more, the side from…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Alaves 1-0 Malaga: Munir the difference in relegation scrap

Striker Munir El Haddadi was the hero for Alavés as his second half goal propelled his team three points clear of fellow relegation strugglers Málaga at the Mendizorrotza. The Spaniard, who is on loan from league leaders Barcelona, volleyed accurately past goalkeeper Roberto Jiménez on the hour mark to score the solitary and decisive goal of the game. Alavés suffered a late scare when Paul Baysse’s header flashed wide moments before the end, but held on for a victory which takes them level with Deportivo on 15 points. In what…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Michel expects Malaga to sign a defender “within 48 hours”

Despite the start of the winter transfer window being just over a month away, Malaga are set to announce a new signing in the coming days after left-back Juankar was ruled out for the rest of the season with knee ligament damage. The Costa del Sol club hopes to secure the signing of a defender “within the next 48 hours”, head coach Michel told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. Diario SUR reported earlier in the week that the Blue and Whites would not reinforce in that position given…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Real Madrid hot favourites against relegation-threatened Malaga

Real Madrid will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league when relegation-threatened Malaga visit the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon. Los Blancos could only manage a goalless draw against neighbours Atletico last time out but are strong favourites to bounce back against the side from the Costa del Sol, having seen off Cypriot side APOEL on Tuesday evening by six goals to nil. Forward Marco Asensio and defender Nacho will miss the Malaga game through injury and suspension, respectively, but head coach Zinedine Zidane has Sergio Ramos,…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Villarreal 2-0 Malaga: Super Sub Sansone

On Sunday evening, substitute Nicola Sansone stole the show by scoring both goals in a 2-0 home win over Malaga. Mashed in with these two goals from super sub Sansone was a hat trick from in-form Cedric Bakambu; each correctly judged offside. Had these three goals stood, it would have propelled Bakambu up the goal scoring charts to sit just one behind Lionel Messi with 11. The Congolese striker has to wait however and still sits in third place with eight goals form ten games in La Liga. Having come on…

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La Copa News 

Michel annoyed with Malaga after another defeat

Malaga boss Michel has been left annoyed after his side failed to beat Numancia on Tuesday evening in the Copa del Rey. The La Liga side took the lead through Recio’s outstanding free kick and looked destined for a crucial first leg win as they entered stoppage time but Nacho stroked home from the edge of the area to equalise on 92 minutes, before in the 95th minute – Alberto Escassi’s header hit the post only for him to nod home the rebound and give Numancia a lead to take…

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