Málaga CF reigns in the derby of the Malaga province, on the pitch and in the stands. The blue and white team, spurred on by almost a thousand followers, attacked El Maulí to add a new victory that leaves them 2 points behind the lead after the defeats of Castellón and Ibiza. Genaro, with a great goal on the stroke of half-time, and Kevin, after taking advantage of a mistake by the rival goalkeeper, scored the goals of the game. New step forward from those of Sergio Pellicer, who continue to gain consistency and maturity to win these types of matches.
The match began with a frenetic pace, in the stands and on the field of play. The two teams wanted to take control of the game in the center of the field. The first serious warning was from the blue and white. Kevin’s gallop ends with a shot that bounces off a defender and almost sneaks into the goal.
Sergio Pellicer’s men tried to apply high pressure, led by the tireless Roberto. At 7 minutes, the first setback for Málaga CF. Loren Burón gave Dani Sánchez the yellow card, already conditioned for the rest of the game. The local winger was being a real torment for the Malaguista defense, he was giving Dani Sánchez the day on the right wing of the Antequera attack.
Kevin was, for the moment, the most active in Málaga, creating problems on the left and forcing the yellow card to the center back Fomeyem. Martiricos’ team came close to 0-1 again, the rebound from a set piece fell to Nélson Monte and a green and white defender prevented the goal.
The danger of Javier Medina’s men continued to come from the extremes. Loren Burón and Luismi were generating a lot of danger on the sides. Several centers came out of Burón’s boots which Einar Galilea and Nélson Monte, very solid so far, had to clear with some difficulties.
Málaga CF kept warning. Two shots by Genaro from the edge of the area made Eric Puerto work hard to send two dangerous balls into the corner. And on the third time, the one from Gerena did not fail. The blue and white midfielder caught a ball in front of him and unleashed a shot that the rival goalkeeper could now do nothing about. Pellicer’s men took the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Málaga CF, very solid
The second half began again with Málaga in the opposite field and it was very close to reaching 0-2, which would have given Málaga more peace of mind. Roberto stole at the edge of the area, assisted Larrubia and the youth squad sent it directly to Eric Puerto.
Antequera continued to shift their attack to the right so that Burón faced Dani Sánchez again and again, who had already seen a yellow card. Now it was Chema Núñez who found a loose ball in the blue and white area and narrowly sent it wide.
And the one that did not forgive was Málaga. Another error at the start now from goalkeeper Eric Puerto was punished by Kevin. The goalkeeper made a mistake in the pass, he gave the ball to Kevin and the man from Malaga smashed the Antequera goal to make it 0-2.
Javier Medina moved the bench. Ale Marín entered the field for César Sousa. Pellicer reacted and put Murillo in for the cautioned Dani Sánchez to avoid an expulsion. Málaga had taken a step back and now it was Antequera that took the initiative, with the blue and white team firmly planted and reducing risks.
Double change now from Pellicer. Dani Lorenzo and Juan Hernández replaced Kevin and Dioni. Loren Burón kept trying to reduce differences, but now Murillo held him well. He made him uncomfortable so that his shot went along the baseline. Antequera did not give up, Destiny shot dangerously over the crossbar.
Javier Medina burned the boats with a triple substitution in search of the heroic 10 minutes from the end. Pellicer refreshed the attack by bringing in Loren and Haitam for Roberto and Larrubia. Málaga slept in the game, having managed to appease the last attacks of the Antequerans. The derby and the points went to Málaga in another recital at the group level of the blue and white, who take advantage of the punctures of the leaders to be 2 points behind the lead.