Malaga have been the story of Spanish football over the summer as the expected wave of new arrivals didn't come to fruition and instead Santi Cazorla and Salomon Rondon had to be sold just to balance the books.
Others, such as Jeremy Toulalan, Isco and Nacho Monreal were also rumoured to be up for sale and if that is the case they may not even be selected this weekend for fear of them getting injured before the transfer window closes.
However, Manuel Pellegrini is already very short of options as he only has 16 senior players available to choose from, including just one striker in Seba Fernandez.
Balaidos is sure to be rocking as Celta begin their campaign back in the top-flight, and if that wasn't enough to spur them on to victory then the problems engulfing Malaga should be sufficient to see them start with a win.
Malaga's preparations are further complicated by the fact that they face Panathinaikos in a Champions League qualifier in midweek, a game which could have even more significant financial ramifications for the future of the club, so Pellegrini may also want to ensure that he keeps something in reserve for the visit of the Greeks on Wednesday night.
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