Sergio Pellicer and Málaga focus their attention on the knockout round of the Copa del Rey in front of Granada. The meeting will be played on Sunday at 12:00 at La Rosaleda. Obviously, the coach will introduce changes in his line-up and will give minutes to some of the footballers who have been counting the least lately. Among them, except physical setback in the next few days, will be Jozabed.
The midfielder is emerging as the main Blue and White novelty in the stake against the Nasrid team. Jozabed is now fully recovered from his injury, accumulates a few sessions with the group and if there is no setback, it will be the game and will have a very good opportunity to recover the lost rhythm and, incidentally, try to claim. His is one of the important signings of the course and much is expected of his football in Martiricos. Against Granada, a European rival that is once again signing a brilliant season, will have an excellent opportunity.
Juan Soriano also has many ballots to play again, who left the previous Cup match against Oviedo on a stretcher after suffering a severe blow to the knee that luckily came to nothing. The goal is in perfect condition and on Sunday he will step on the La Rosaleda lawn again. It is more difficult for Benkhemassa, who remains on the sidelines of the group due to low back pain. Matos, Julio and Hicham, who has relapsed from his muscle injury and will be out for another few weeks, are discarded.
Luis Muñoz, for his part, remains in quarantine for having been in contact with a positive for coronavirus and his presence on Sunday also seems more than complicated. Yes they will be available, in principle, Lombán and Cristo, who these days have done preventive work outside the group but must join training with their teammates between Thursday and Friday.
Iván Calero will have surgery this Thursday
The operation to tear the anterior cruciate ligament in Iván Calero's right knee was going to take place this Wednesday afternoon, but It will finally take place this Thursday at the CEMTRO clinic and it will be Dr. Laws who intervenes. Upon injury, Calero also suffered a grade II sprain of the medial lateral ligament and following the recommendations of Dr. Layes, it was decided to wait for the medial lateral ligament to heal well and face the operation with minimal stability in the knee.