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Julio Baptista hopes to play in a few weeks after long-term injury

Will it be a happy Christmas for Julio Baptista as he looks to return to action with Malaga in the coming weeks?
Will it be a happy Christmas for Julio Baptista as he looks to return to action with Malaga in the coming weeks?

Former Arsenal forward Julio Baptista is hoping to return to action with Malaga after his damaged Achilles has kept him out since July. Continue reading Julio Baptista hopes to play in a few weeks after long-term injury

Malaga progress to the last 16 of the Champions League after draw with AC Milan

Malaga battled hard to earn a draw and vital point away to AC Milan, cementing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League
Malaga battled hard to earn a draw and vital point away to AC Milan, cementing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League

A vital first half goal from Eliseu ensured Malaga booked a place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they held on to draw 1-1 away to AC Milan.

The draw and point gained means the Spanish side now have 10 points after four games, which is six more than third placed Anderlecht who have also played four. Continue reading Malaga progress to the last 16 of the Champions League after draw with AC Milan

Real Madrid win to leap-frog Malaga into third in La Liga

For once Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't on the scorers list for Real Madrid, but that didn't stop Mourinho's men smashing four past Real Zaragoza
For once Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t on the scorers list for Real Madrid, but that didn’t stop Mourinho’s men smashing four past Real Zaragoza

Real Madrid are on the up after they moved ahead of Malaga into third in La Liga with an easy 4-0 victory over Real Zaragoza, whilst Malaga slip down to fourth after losing 2-1 to Rayo Vallecano.

Jose Mourinho secured his 100th win in charge of Real Madrid in style as his side eased passed Real Zaragoza at the Santiago Bernabeu. Continue reading Real Madrid win to leap-frog Malaga into third in La Liga

Real, Atletico and Malaga all in Copa del Rey action tonight

Malaga, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all in Copa del Rey action
Malaga, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all in Copa del Rey action

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Malaga are all sitting pretty near the top of La Liga, chasing league leaders Barcelona and waiting for them to slip up.

But the trio of teams all shift their focus to the Copa del Rey tonight as they look to join Barcelona in the next round of the cup. Continue reading Real, Atletico and Malaga all in Copa del Rey action tonight

The Copa del Rey returns for another round

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Messi celebrations: The dominant Barcelona claimed the Copa del Rey crown last season, but who will progress through to the next round in the next set of cup fixtures?

Copa del Rey 2012 victors Barcelona will be hoping to carry their fantastic start in La Liga into the cup competition on Tuesday night.

Catalan boss Tito Vilanova has effortlessly taken the Spanish giants forward following the resignation of former coach Pep Guardiola at the end of the last campaign. Continue reading The Copa del Rey returns for another round

Malaga hope to keep winning despite problems

Malaga hope to keep winning despite problems

Mired in off-the-field turmoil, Malaga is looking to keep up its promising start to the season that has been spurred on by the surprising form of a 16-year-old youth team player from Cameroon.

Fabrice Olinga became the Spanish league’s youngest ever scorer in the club’s opening-round victory last weekend. Since then, Malaga beat Panathinaikos 2-0 in the first leg of a playoff to be on the verge of its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League.

The surprise start to the season comes after the clubs leading players Santiago Cazorla and Jose Rondon were sold following the Qatari owner refusing to pay players wages.

Olinga is expected to be in the team for Saturday’s league match against Mallorca.

Coach Manuel Pellegrini has not only barred Olinga from speaking to the media but all the employees of the club also.

“He’s going through the best moment of his life, something he never expected,” Pellegrini said on Friday. “You have to remain conscious about his abilities and capacities, and Fabrice is doing everything very well up to now.”

Malaga’s run comes up against an unexpected hurdle this weekend when it kicks off at its Rosaleda Stadium 11pm local time. Continue reading Malaga hope to keep winning despite problems