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Certainties and doubts of eleven a week and a half after debut

The league debut is drawing near for Málaga CF. After four weeks of training and friendlies, the preseason enters its last phase. Only two rehearsals left –Al Nasr and Grenade– before the debut in LaLiga SmartBank 2022/23. What has been seen so far sheds light but also some doubts about the game system and the eleven that will put in the fight Paul Guede on August 14 in Burgos. In the absence of 10 badly counted days for the first official match, we analyze how that could be Malaga CF to compete for the first three points in The Plantation.

Game system

Paul Guede He mentioned it at the beginning of the preseason and so far he has used it in all preseason games. There are still two friendlies left this week against Al Nasr Y the pomegranate, but the tests carried out to date suggest a Malaga with a system 3-5-2, with very offensive and deep lanes. The Argentine also wants to have the team prepared to play with a line of four back, but his intention is to start with the scheme with three central defenders.


Manolo Queen part with a clear advantage to be placed under sticks. He has been present in the team since the beginning of the preseason and since his arrival he has stripes both in the locker room and on the pitch. Everything that is not to see the Villanueva del Trabuco in the blue and white goal in the debut would be a surprise. Yanez He has come to be a firm competition and dispute the position, but for now the man from Malaga is the chosen one.


Taking into account that system with lanes, there is now no doubt who will occupy the right flank: Juanfran Moreno. On the left there are more doubts. There are the options Javi Jimenez, Victor Olmo or even that of Issa Fomba, which has pleased in preseason.

In the center of the rear there are currently five clear names for three positions. Without counting that scarce either Genaro they can also act there punctually. Bustinza, Esteban Burgos, Ramalho, Juande Y Andres Caro Those three positions will be distributed in the eleven. The physical state of Juande when that meeting arrives in Burgos it can condition the election of Guede.


It is where there can be more doubt, due to the high competition that exists, something very positive for the team. The logical thing is that scarce and Genaro Rodriguez compete for the anchor position ahead of the defense. The man from Malaga seems to start with more options. And ahead would be two positions to complete the core. Luis Munozif it reaches 100%, it is a fixed and the other place should be for Alex Febasbut the preseason Jozebed It has been very good and has also earned the right to enter the eleven. In addition, it remains to be seen in which demarcation it intends to use Guede a Alex Gallarwho for the moment continues to train on the sidelines.


At the tip of the attack there are two names that stand out above the rest: Ruben Castro and Fran Sol. Both seem now immovable in the plans of Paul Guede. The Argentine has made them play many minutes together since the start of preseason and they aim to form an attacking pair in the premiere in Burgos. With just over a week to go, and waiting for some more reinforcements to arrive for the offensive zone, the rest of the alternatives have little or no chance of starting on the first day. chavarria he is injured; Adrianstill without file and waiting for the definitive yes to stay, and Loren Zuniga He hasn’t finished knocking down the door in friendlies. It is up to each one to draw their conclusions.

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