MALAGA NEWS

Basque sides took over La Liga Week 15 as Alaves continued their revival and Athletic Bilbao ended their slump, but Real Sociedad were stunned by Malaga.
Sunday’s early kick-off pairs two of La Liga’s most off-colour sides in Real Sociedad and Malaga.
Malaga have officially signed former Barcelona and Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel on a three-and-a-half-year contract.
Sevilla made it three straight victories in La Liga Week 14, while there was no end to Villarreal or Real Betis’ misery.
Malaga Coach Michel insists ‘winning is the best medicine’ for overcoming disappointment after the midweek Copa Del Rey exit to Numancia.
Malaga are hopeful of concluding a loan deal for Valencia midfielder Nemanja Maksimovic in the January transfer window, say reports.
Malaga boss Michel Gonzalez branded his side’s Copa del Rey elimination to second-tier Numancia ‘unforgivable’ and warned transfers were afoot.
Malaga defender Juan Carlos (known as Juankar) is set to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his cruciate knee ligament.
Michel Gonzalez refused to criticise the referee for controversially disallowing Malaga’s equaliser against Real Madrid as his kind have a ‘difficult’ job.
Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Real Madrid could make signings in January but ruled out any departures.
Dani Carvajal claims Real Madrid’s 3-2 win against Malaga has “put pressure” on Barcelona ahead of their match on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo's second League goal of the season salvaged Real Madrid a 3-2 victory over lowly Malaga on Saturday.
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Real Madrid revert to a 4-3-3 formation for their match against Malaga this afternoon as Lucas Vazquez starts ahead of Luka Modric.
Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale is “a very important player” for Real Madrid, while Michel Gonzalez believes Malaga have a chance on Saturday.
Malaga are eyeing up a January move for out-of-favour Swansea City midfielder Roque Mesa, according to reports in Spain.
Valencia made history in their win at Espanyol in Sunday’s Week 12 action, but their former Coach wrote the wrong kind with Las Palmas.
Malaga can lift themselves off the bottom of La Liga with a second straight home win on Sunday against fellow strugglers Deportivo La Coruna.
Malaga ‘must treat every match as if it is a final’ because they are bottom of the league, according to defender Roberto Rosales.
Malaga Coach Michel accepts ‘a lot of the responsibility’ for the club’s slow start to the season should be shared by him.
Javier Calleja acknowledged the Villarreal bench after the win over Malaga, noting his side was tired from the Europa League.
Athletic Bilbao suffered their third straight defeat on Sunday, but there weren’t such problems for Girona and Villarreal.
Malaga finally won their first game of the season in Sunday’s Week 10 action as Getafe shocked Real Sociedad.
Basement boys Malaga will be hoping to repeat last season’s 3-0 win against Celta Vigo, who have shown signs of progress under Juan Carlos Unzue.
An ‘annoyed’ Michel Gonzalez slammed his Malaga players after their shock 2-1 defeat to Numancia, accusing them of pretending to be top-flight quality.
Tuesday’s Copa del Rey last-32 action saw Sevilla and Valencia both win but Malaga suffer a giant-killing defeat to second-tier Numancia.
Malaga defender Luis Hernandez has lamented the ‘absurd’ decision to give Barcelona’s first goal after the ball went out of play.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde leapt to the defence of Luis Suarez after the striker fired blanks against Malaga. “He’s priceless for us…”
Malaga boss Michel Gonzalez feels the time has come to “talk about referees” after a refereeing error helped Barcelona beat his side 2-0 on Saturday.
Gerard Deulofeu says he finally “feels important” at Barcelona after scoring in their 2-0 win against Malaga on Saturday.
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