MALAGA NEWS

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.
More calls for video assistant referees (VAR) marred Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Malaga in La Liga on Saturday.
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Gerard Pique is rested for Barcelona’s clash with Malaga in La Liga this evening, but Gerard Deulofeu is given another run-out.
Saturday’s encounter at Camp Nou sees La Liga leaders Barcelona take on basement boys Malaga.
Ernesto Valverde has given Barcelona 10/10 for their start to the season and reveals La Liga is their priority.
Former Malaga boss Javi Gracia has talked down a possible return to the club as pressure mounts on current incumbent Michel.
Returning sporting director Mario Husillos has asserted that Malaga will not sack Michel Gonzalez. “He’s an excellent Coach.”
Malaga remain rooted to the bottom of La Liga after suffering their seventh loss in eight outings at home to Leganes.
Sunday bore witness to La Liga’s game of the weekend as Valencia beat Real Betis in a dramatic, nine-goal thriller, while Malaga lost again.
Malaga will be hoping to win at their eighth attempt on Sunday against Leganes, who can move into the top six of La Liga with victory.
Malaga defender Diego Gonzalez could miss up to four months of action as he undergoes knee surgery this week.
Gianni De Biasi enjoyed his Alaves debut, Sevilla moved into second and Lucas Perez scored his first goal back at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga Week 7.
Sevilla host Malaga in an Andalusian derby on Saturday, with Eduardo Berizzo’s side needing to bounce back and the visitors still winless.
Barcelona are considering bringing in Malaga sporting director Francesc Arnau to replace Robert Fernandez after a turbulent summer.
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