He Malaga CF you already know your first rival of the Copa del Rey 2023/24. Luck has determined that Sergio Pellicer’s men will have to travel – with a date and time yet to be defined – to the Basque Country to play against Barakaldo of the Second RFEF. However, it is not a rival from a lower category, but those from Martiricos will play against one of the fashion teams in Spain.
The Basque team accumulates the incredible number of 44 consecutive games without losing!! More than a year and a half, 19 months… The last one they lost was on March 20, 2022 by 2-1 at the San Ignacio field. They were still in the Third Federation, so we can already imagine the reasons why Imanol de la Sota’s men were promoted this last season and how it happened.
Since March 20, no defeat has painted Barakaldo’s scoreboard red. Victories, more victories and the occasional draw have taken Málaga CF’s new rival in the Cup to another dimension. All you have to do is look at last year’s classification. They finished first with 76 points and 23 wins and 7 draws. These numbers were accompanied by spectacular figures with 67 goals for and 11 against to leave the CD Vitoria, their closest pursuer, 18 points away.
The streak has only continued, as their records in the Second RFEF are just as impeccable. At the moment they are second, only behind the Athletic Bilbao subsidiary, with 4 wins and 3 draws.
Rating of Kike Pérez
This is how the general director of Málaga CF analyzed the cup match: “I am really looking forward to this tie for Málaga CF against a century-old club and in a competition as beautiful and special as the Copa del Rey. It will surely be a very beautiful, very disputed, what the Copa del Rey usually has and what engages the fans so much. He rose last year with impressive numbers and this year he is also second in the league, He is doing phenomenal. “It’s going to be a beautiful match between two centenary clubs.”
However, the only negative note is the trip. “In the end, the Cup is not so positive because it breaks the weekly work a bit. We all play with the same weapons and it’s time to go to Barakaldo. Delighted to go, it will be a beautiful match,” concluded Kike Pérez.