Gracia wary of Eibar set-pieces

Javi Gracia believes Malaga need to be careful when defending set-pieces against Eibar and is banking on the support of the home crowd.

Malaga have won their last four and Gracia expects a packed support when the newly-promoted Basques visit the south coast.

“I’m sure La Rosaleda will be full and there’ll be an incredible atmosphere,” he said, Marca reports.

“If there are difficult times in this game then the fans will support the players more than ever.”

Gracia is ready for an aerial bombardment, however, and wants his side prepared to deal with the onslaught.

“They are tall and get good deliveries. They make the most of set-pieces – corners, free-kicks and throw-ins,” he added.

“We need to be well-balanced and organised to defend these options. They’re a team who know how to attack.

“They create chances and dominate the set-pieces to great effect, so it’s going to be more complicated than before.”

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