Málaga has a serious problem, a handicap that is becoming common in every game. The blue and whites are getting used to complicate their matches on their own, without the rival doing much, and that is assuming a tremendous slab that means that they are still in the last position of the classification. Errors in defense, increasingly serious and defining, follow one anotherand in recent weeks there is a player who appears too many times in the photo: Javi Jiménez.
The left-back’s season hasn’t been good, like that of the rest of the team, but his latest performances are seriously weighing down the team. Three days ago, a back pass without looking from Jiménez ended with the ball in possession of a rival, which had to be brought down by Esteban Burgos on the edge of the area. The Argentine central defender was sent off 22 minutes into the game, with the score 0-0, and Pepe Mel’s men had to play the rest of the match with one less player. Málaga ended up losing the match 2-1 in the final stretch.
And on this occasion, in the visit to La Romareda, Javi Jiménez left the team with 10 after a strong attack in which Busquets Ferrer showed him a questionable direct red. The man from Malaga, after touching the ball, hit the opponent’s leg and the referee sent him to the dugout. Again, the The blue and whites had to spend many minutes with one less player on the green, and they could not get past the tie after taking the lead on the scoreboard thanks to Haitam’s goal.
Lumor, an option without confidence
After the serious injury of Víctor Olmo, who will miss the rest of the season, the sports management decided incorporate into Lumor to compete with Javi Jiménez, but it does not seem that there is much confidence in the player after his first appearances. After being a starter in Cartagonova, and completing a very poor performance, The African has only played again in the Copa del Rey. Against Sporting, Bustinza was chosen to occupy the left-back and in Zaragoza, after the expulsion of Jiménez, Mel did not give him a start and preferred to play with him. youth squad Cristian on the side.
With this panorama, Málaga has a big problem on the left side of its defense, with the starting theorist at a very low level and with a substitute who is clearly not trusted. That’s where the question comes from: Should the blue and white club sign another left back in the winter market? Surely there will be many opinions in favor of doing it, the problem is the salary limit, the number of chips available and the urgencies in other positions on the field. The Martiricos entity has less than half a million euros to sign in January, and intends to make 2-3 additions, giving priority to reinforcing the wingers. Yanis Rahmani is already on the table, but someone else must come… if there is money for it.
It’s becoming a recurring thing this season. La Ponferradina will be the third team to debut as a coach in LaLiga SmartBank to face Málaga CF. It happened to Real Oviedo with the arrival of Álvaro Cervera on his bench, also against Real Zaragoza, rival this past Saturday, with the debut of Fran Escribá before his home crowd, and next weekend at La Rosaleda the same thing will happen again.
David Gallego will take charge of the Ponfe, as announced by the journalist Ángel García, replacing José Gomes in the position. The Portuguese coach resigned from his post after the draw this Saturday at El Toralín (1-1) against Real Oviedo and Now it will be the Catalan who takes the reins of the Berciano team.
The former Sporting and Espanyol coach will experience his first meeting in charge of Deportiva on the visiting bench at La Rosaleda. Gallego arrives with the aim of getting the Leonese team out of a very delicate situation. At the moment, it is the team that marks the permanence with 17 points, six more than the blue and whites after 16 games played.
The meeting this coming Saturday in Martiricos (4:15 p.m.) It seems vital for the interests of both teams, even more so for those of Málaga CF, whose margin of error has already run out and cannot let more time go by to achieve a victory.
The Blue and Whites, after the tie in La Romareda, they have been left with 11 points, six from salvation and is obliged to add three against Ponfe.