Friday, March 24, 2023

Will Sergio Pellicer maintain the scheme with three centrals?

Malaga CF and Sergio Pellicer they reached the Gran Canaria Stadium to face the UD Las Palmas with a serious problem: he did not have any of his four pure defensive midfielders. This circumstance forced the coach to protect his defensive system more with a scheme of three central defenders, which in the end worked really well for him against the then leader of LaLiga SmartBank. The question is clear. After seeing the result he gaveWill you repeat your formation in this Friday’s match against Levante?

genaro rodriguez was low due to sanction, Luis Munoz was injured and, just before leaving for the islands, Alberto Escassi and Alfred N’Diaye they fell out of the call. The Senegalese even had to be admitted for a syncope and the next day he was already discharged. With this panorama, Sergio Pellicer He was obliged to revolutionize the eleven… and the system. The man from Castellón opted to play with three power stations (Ramalho, Stephen Burgos and Juande) and a non-defensive double pivot formed by Ramon and febas.

Pellicer’s plan worked perfectly for many minutes. The Blue and Whites managed to short-circuit the game between the lines of the saw, pejino and miller, they stole easily and in positions that allowed them to come out quickly on the counterattack. The players jumped into pressure at the right time, as if they had been playing with that system all season, and what’s more Christian and delmas on the sides they managed to have more depth. In short, the game plan was very good, and even more so taking into account the setting and the rival. It is true that as the minutes went by, the canaries managed to play more easily and generated more chances, but Pellicer’s approach was very positive and that allowed the team to score a point in a tremendously difficult place.

This is not the first time that Pellicer has used this system at Málaga CF. In his first spell on the blue and white first team bench, he already used it on several occasions and the result was good. In those meetings he was scarce the one who went down to the defensive line to form the trio of centrals. For this match, the coach has already recovered several of his specialists in the midfield, so it remains to be seen if he maintains the bet of the last match or returns to the defense of four.

N’Diaye and scarce They already have two training sessions with the group, Luis Munoz was part of the session too and could arrive, and genaro rodriguez returns after penalty So any of them could have a stake against the granotas. Despite the return of all these footballers, it cannot be ruled out that Pellicer try a similar approach to counter another of the teams with more quality in attack in the category.

He Malaga CF is bound to win this Friday at I raised, another of the ‘coconuts’ in the category. Until that moment we will not leave doubts about whether the technician null keep your bet or return to the previous.

Training Luis Muñoz partially rejoins the group

good news for him Malaga CF in this Tuesday’s session. Luis Munoz, who was low in Gran Canaria, partially rejoined the group and if there are no new setbacks he could arrive on time for this Friday’s appointment against Levante. By your side, N’Diaye and Alberto Escassialso absent from the visit to the islands, trained for the second consecutive day with the rest of those available and will return to the call to face the granota team.

On the other hand, the youth squad Andres Caro He was sidelined with a hamstring injury in his left leg. He was not present either Unai Bustinza, who continues to work on the sidelines while recovering from his injury. This Wednesday, starting at 10:30 a.m., a new session at the La Rosaleda facilities.


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