Here came the preseason of Malaga CF. Seven matches that come to an end and that already put the focus on next August 26, when the blue and whites have to travel to Castalia to debut in the First RFEF with Castellón. The good news is that Sergio Pellicer’s men will arrive at the premiere with good feelings, only by ‘unit A’ after beat CD Estepona 2-0 thanks to goals from Juan Hernández and Dioni Villalba.
The Castellón coach gave one last chance in Marbella to the homegrown players who are playing to occupy the under-23 places. Carlos Lopez; Bilal, Moussa, Andrés Caro, Murillo; Dani Lorenzo, Rafa, Larrubia; Jesus, Loren and Dani Sanchez He was the starting eleven that the coach presented with only two players with a notorious candidacy to be starters such as the footballers who served last year on loan at Mérida.
From then on, it was a game with a lot at stake for all of them and it didn’t start well because the game started early for the young goalkeeper after several mistakes by Andrés Caro, both in the clearance and in the melee with the rival striker, will cause a dangerous approach. Larrubia also had a timid opportunity, but the feelings that the team left in the first 15 minutes were more than worrying defensively.
Return of Haitam
As the minutes passed, the game began to lean in favor of those from Martiricos thanks to the appearances by Dani Lorenzo and Larrubia in midfield. The most dangerous occasion came from Loren’s feet with a shot that went high. However, Pellicer was not liking things so little that after the first break (30′) they entered the field Haitam -his return from November 26, 2022- and Kevin by Dani Lorenzo and Jesus.
Life was radically different with two ‘sparks’. Much more movement in front of the ball, much more rhythm in the game and more dizzying. Moussa was very close to putting Málaga CF ahead and only the post prevented the result from being anything other than 0-0 at half-time. He improved the image, but left many doubts about ‘unit B’.
Pellicer, yes, brought on the headlines in the second half and started the system of three centrals with the debut of Nelson Monte. A test that more than closing the defense forced Alfonso Herrero to make the best save of the game in a matter of 20 seconds. However, it was the only scare that the coach could witness from the stands after being sent off. The team proved to be a category above Estepona of Segunda RFEF. Now, only with ‘drive A’.
The sensations improved them completely Juan Hernández with an authentic work of art. Einar Galilea, from the defensive line, put a ball into the gap that the winger defined with a great chip in the 63rd minute (1-0). Now, nothing had to envy him the Dioni Villalba’s left footed shotfrom outside the area (2-0), which gave the Martiricos team a lot of air on the scoreboard with 15 minutes to go with which they were able to drop several steps at the level of intensity.
The marker itself made it clear. The Malaga CF is radically different with the starters and substitutes, and it is not news with which you can end up especially happy. Despite everything, it is a victory that allows us to face the debut in Castalia against Castellón with gunpowder ready and the goal closed. That should be the only objective of the team from now on to start training knowing that there is no longer any opportunity to fail.