Again the famous VAR. This time Málaga had no luck with the famous Video Assiatant Referee. The technology observed Juande's seemingly imperceptible stomp on Arnaiz within the area. A penalty that led to the Blue and White defeat. “It may seem like he's treading on him,” said Manolo Sánchez, provisional coach for Pellicer's sanction, in a tone that denotes more than reasonable doubt. Until now the only complaint, not very convincing, that is the truth, was the penalty indicated in Vallecas by a doubtful hand of Ramón revealed by the technological court. Frankly, Málaga has no reason to complain about VAR.
Pichichi Juande. As incredible as it may seem, the central defender of Málaga is the player with the most goals scored, no less than four. The problem is that this unthinkable ease of accomplishment is too distributed. Two goals in favor (against Sporting and Leganés) and two own goals (Rayo Valleano and Leganés again). Assuming that actions against are unfortunate accidents, we are left with the positives. Juande is the second best director after Chavarría who has three.
Benkhemassa and Mejías, available. For Tuesday's game Sergio Pellicer will be able to count on these two players. The first was not on Saturday due to the classic expulsion and the second, because of the no less famous “clause of fear” because that is how it was contemplated in his transfer from Leganés. It would be desirable for the Algerian to be less fiery and less a hoarder of cards, both yellow and red, even if Christmas is approaching.
Lack of auction. Last Saturday a fact that really worries was repeated. Pichu Cuéllar did not make a single stop. Not even one! The cause of this, apparently, little brilliance, was that Malaga only fired once between the three sticks, Juande's header that ended in a goal. In addition to the Cordovan defender who has two goals, Chavarría has scored (three) while Cristian, Ramón, Jozabed, Yanis and Caye have one. Ten goals. You have to shoot more.
Waiting for Caye Quintana. After injuring himself in Mallorca, the Huelva-born player has missed four hits. He has been training at a good pace for days and this Monday he can be part of the call to travel to Girona.
Goalkeeper pair rotation. Day by day we almost always talk about the same thing. But it is not a common circumstance that a coach rotates his goalkeepers every two games. If this statistic is confirmed on Tuesday, Dani Barrio would return to the goal to the detriment of Juan Soriano who played in Ponferrada and against Leganés. If it follows this turn of goalkeepers, neither of them will aspire to Zamora.
Will Al Thani Tweet? We close by talking about the ineffable and insufferable Abdullah Al Thani. The sheik counts each and every one of his lawsuits, appeals, trials, appeals, etc. for failures. News in this regard is expected this week.