The pool of salvation

Málaga CF has 11 games left to fight for its place in the Second Division. Now the calculators are already on fire in search of how to reach that magic number such as 50, which normally ensures permanence. The bad news is that the blue and white team has 26 points. So Sergio Pellicer’s men have the obligation to win around seven games, more than those they have won since August (five), keeping an eye on what happens with their most direct rivals.

The truth is that the panorama has changed almost radically in a week. The defeat against Racing Santander (0-1) placed Málaga CF within 10 points of safety, as it stands now. That seemed to be an almost final blow both in the classification and also for morale. However, the draw against UD Las Palmas (2-2) has provided some hope to a hobby that was already seen giving up with numerous days ahead. Now there are more people who trust that salvation is possible.

What does the Martiricos team have to do to continue next season in LaLiga SmartBank? The calendar could be divided into two sections. The first one has some curves, but starting off on the right foot is essential. Málaga CF will receive at La Rosaleda, consecutively, the Levante (March 17) and at leganes (March 27th).

Javi Calleja’s men need to win so as not to lose direct promotion, while Madrid’s team will seek victory so as not to end up suffering more than necessary. The accounts do not allow Pellicer’s men to cede many points at home, although it is clear that they will play their most difficult match in Martiricos for the remainder of the season, precisely this coming Friday, against the Valencian team.

After that double start at home, it will be necessary to travel to the stadiums of Andorra y Villarreal B, two rivals who have taken an important leap with recent victories. Precisely, they are two good places. Therefore, it would be difficult for Málaga CF, even more so being the worst visitor, to scratch the three points away from the Costa del Sol. Scoring in both stadiums would be a nice lootalthough it is not possible to win because from then on the calendar will smooth out.

He Cartagena will be the next rival in La Rosaleda. At home there is no doubt. The signature of the triumph must bear the seal of Martiricos. Therefore, the only valid result for this clash, against an opponent who dreams of the play off, is victory. Exclusively.

The Málaga CF pool

  • Malaga CF – Levante X
  • Malaga CF – Leganes 1
  • Andorra – Malaga CF X
  • Villarreal B – Málaga CF X
  • Málaga CF – Cartagena 1
  • Lugo – Malaga CF 2
  • Malaga CF – Huesca 1
  • Ponferradina – Malaga CF 2
  • Malaga CF – Mirandes 1
  • Alaves – Mirandes 1
  • Málaga CF – Ibiza 1

decisive stretch

From here comes the suffering, or what is the same, the teams that also play permanence. The first triplet must be settled with a 9 of 9: Lugo home, Huesca in La Rosaleda and ponferradine in El Toralin. There’s no more. Against Lugo (22nd) and Ponferradina (19th) it is no longer just achieving victory, but also reducing the advantage with permanence and taking three points away from them. Double value.

If Málaga CF complies with these accounts, would have 18 points that would be 44 in the standings with the last three days to go. Then it will land Mirandés in Malaga in a match in which you have to add 3. Pellicer’s team will then have to make their last trip to visit the Alaves, a field in which it will be very difficult to get a point, with what the Basques are playing. While the final of finals would be the Ibiza to culminate the season and hopefully permanence.

collecting, 7 wins -5 at home-, 3 draws and 1 loss. The combinations that could be made to predict salvation are endless, but it does not seem unreasonable to think about the possibility of making these come true. Only footballers can make it possible. There are 11 games left and anything can happen until the end. We keep dreaming…


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