Friday, December 8, 2023

Málaga CF-Real Madrid Castilla: La Rosaleda wants the seventh

All you have to do is win, win and win again. Martiricos’ team has the possibility again to add pressure to its direct rivals, with the seventh victory of the season. Castellón will host Atlético de Madrid B at home, while UD Ibiza will visit Recreativo Granada. Two matches that Malaguismo will pay attention to after living (hopefully) an unforgettable night.

Málaga CF resumes training at the Federation facilities Alex Zea

Gala atmosphere

If the 24,292 fans who attended the match against Melilla – being a holiday – seemed truly outrageous, what is expected this Saturday is even more. It doesn’t matter what time, the opponent or what day of the week it is. The city is once again dedicated to its team and it is almost certain that the number of attendees at the match against the whites will exceed the latest data. Be careful with those from last year in the Second Division! Expectations are very high and everything is heading towards spectacular numbers.

Idyll with La Rosaleda

At stake is not only setting a new record at the Martiricos stadium. Another objective is to maintain the love affair with La Rosaleda for two more weeks. The blue and white team has not lost a home game since March 5, that tragic 0-1 against Racing de Santander that marked the beginning of the end in professional football. Since then, 10 rivals have passed through the Costa del Sol and none have managed to take the three points.

La Rosaleda was a party this afternoon. Alex Zea

At Málaga CF they have understood that one of the great challenges is to be the best home team. History says that the best locals take the path to professional football. At the moment, all the matches at La Rosaleda have become victories -Atleti B, Recreativo Granada, San Fernando and Melilla-. Real Madrid Castilla should be one more on the list.

Pellicer, very limited

However, it will not be an easy job for the coaching staff. The blue and white team has a short staff of guarantees. If you add to that that players like Juande, Víctor García, Moussa and Sangalli are guaranteed casualties, then the plan is not in place to leave Raúl González’s men blank.

There are options, but they are limited. The back five have a guaranteed presence: Alfonso Herrero in goal and Gabilondo, Nélson, Einar and Dani Sánchez on the defensive line. Genaro also has a place in the eleven, in addition to Kevin, Roberto and Dioni. Hence There would be two places left to distribute between Manu Molina, Juanpe, Dani Lorenzo and Larrubia. A decision in which you will have to decide whether to go deep on the wings or control the center of the field.

Juanpe, in training. Alex Zea

Match to continue adding

So this is the situation that Málaga CF faces on the ninth day of Primera RFEF. There are many objectives to achieve ahead. In front of him is Raúl González with all the youth team pearls of Real Madrid. However, everything indicates that more than 25,000 people will push the blue and white team. La Rosaleda will score 1-0 before starting and that must be the way to sign the seventh.


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