He Málaga CF will play this Monday, starting at 9:00 p.m., against Leganés knowing what their most direct rivals have done. And it was about to be very bad news because the blue and whites had met their needs over the weekend, but almost everything was cut short in the standings. The important is that the emotional barrier of 10 points could have the hours numbered.
The accounts are clear for those of Sergio Pellicer. The only option now is victory. The triumph of Ibiza has moved the costasoleños to 21st position with 27 points. Sporting de Gijón delimits the permanence with 38. So a blue and white victory this Monday at La Rosaleda would leave Málaga CF eight points behind of the positions that guarantee a place next season in LaLiga SmartBank.
He was about to sporting gijon to give the big surprise of the day… with very bad consequences. We had to suffer a lot and wait even more. The Asturians took the lead against UD Las Palmas in Canary Islands and a goal by Jonathan Viera from a penalty equalized the score (1-1). So they have stayed in 18th place with 38 points.
Just ahead is the Racing de Santander (17º) -38 points-. José Alberto López’s men fell at El Sardinero against Levante UD by the minimum (0-1). Also, the Real Oviedo (16th) -with 39 points- also lost against Granada (1-0) at Nuevo Los Cármenes with a solitary goal from Ricard Sánchez in the 89th minute. The problem with these two teams is that Málaga CF has lost its average. So to save himself he would always have to score one point more than them.
Málaga CF still has to play this Monday to close matchday 33, but what awaits the lower zone of LaLiga SmartBank next weekend? Real Oviedo-Eibar (Saturday, 9:00 p.m.), Lugo-Ponferradina (Sunday, 4.15 pm), Sporting v Granada (Sunday, 6.30 pm), Andorra-Malaga CF (Sunday, 6:30 p.m.) and Mirandés-Ibiza (Sunday, 9:00 p.m.).