Málaga CF noticed a goalless draw in opposition to Racing Santander

Ramon in motion throughout a goalless draw in opposition to Racing Santander in Malaga. , Company LOF

The Blue and Whites scored one level in a comparatively uneven 90 minutes and had been on the backside of the desk.

Málaga CF drew 0–0 away from house on this Saturday afternoon, 1 October in opposition to Racing Santander. A goalless draw, which noticed few probabilities from both aspect, means Andalusian stays final within the league, regardless of taking one level.

Málaga head coach Pepe Mel determined to maintain the beginning eleven the identical as final week excluding Estaban Burgos, who got here to the rescue to interchange the injured Moussa Diaira.

Strategically, the Blue and Whites didn’t change a lot from final week’s draw, sustaining their 4-1-4-1 formation, albeit with minor modifications. This allowed the spectators to take management of the sport shortly throughout the opening spell and luxuriate in an early likelihood of not changing Ruben Castro.

Racing responded effectively with its excessive press and intent to carry onto and dominate its opponents, whereas Málaga simply needed to do his job.

no depth

The result of those clashes of kinds meant that neither aspect had any depth of their assault, that’s, they struggled to make significant and harmful remaining passes that might give approach to clear alternatives in entrance of the purpose.

Málaga solely bought worse because the minutes handed, as gamers wanted to place in additional effort to neutralize the hosts and run extra when it got here to attacking.

The Blue and Whites additionally appeared misplaced to their build-up from behind, and as an alternative relied closely on particular person gamers, inflicting them to lose the ball extra usually.

Momentum swing

Pepe Mel revised the line-up after the break, introducing Ramon to launch Fabus on the wing. This helped Málaga advance, however nonetheless discovered it tough to make the final third.

The sport started and it favored the house aspect a bit as they got here near opening the scoring with a well-timed shot from outdoors the field hitting the bar.

The Blue and Whites had been beginning to fizzle out and had been operating out of steam, because the second half adopted the identical script as the primary and Mel introduced in Hattum within the hope that he may present extra depth.

Málaga lastly got here into play as they had been ready to remove the press of racing. He slowly took management for the final ten minutes and had a couple of probabilities, however none got here near changing.

In the long run, the perimeters shared a degree that did not assist their place. Málaga are on the backside of the desk with 5 factors, with Racing sitting simply above them. The Blue and Whites will subsequent tackle Andorra on Sunday, October 9 at 9 pm in La Rosaleda.

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