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Juande Ramos’ resignation leaves Malaga at a mid-season crossroads

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Juande Ramos’ resignation leaves Malaga at a mid-season crossroads   A run of five games without a win was enough to see La Liga’s managerial merry-go-round spin once more, with Juande Ramos leaving Malaga under his own steam after merely seven months in charge. While Bob Bradley’s 81-day reign at Swansea City pales in significance, another recent...

Team Focus: Sides Progressing & Regressing in 2013

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Team Focus: Sides Progressing & Regressing in 2013   Although the race for the title in each of Europe’s top 5 leagues is shaping up to be somewhat of an anti-climax, with Bayern Munich already crowned Bundesliga champions, there’s still a lot to play for in the hunt for European places and the battle to avoid the drop.WhoScored ta...

WhoScored Tipster: European Sunday Betting

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WhoScored Tipster: European Sunday Betting   The WhoScored Tipster is back for another weekend of European action, and with another instalment of El Clasico on Saturday, the focus of Sunday's games will generally be on a key North London derby in the race for Champions League football, while Atletico look to consolidate their hold on s...

Team Focus: Malaga

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Team Focus: Malaga   Just like the property bubble that engulfed its city and surrounding areas fuelling Spain’s economic catastrophe, it appeared this summer that Malaga’s football team had also had their Qatari-backed investment bubble burst.Just a year after investing €50m in the squad Sheikh...

WhoScored Tipster: Top Picks for the Weekend

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WhoScored Tipster: Top Picks for the Weekend   Malaga vs Real Betis - Match PreviewSecond in the form table, Malaga have won more of their last six games than Real Madrid, such is their current hot streak. Manuel Pellegrini’s side took a point from the Bernabeu recently, but they are the only points they’ve dropped in their ...

Player Focus: Santi Cazorla (Malaga)

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Player Focus: Santi Cazorla (Malaga)   As Santi Cazorla stepped up to bend in a truly sensational free-kick into Iker Casillas’ top left-hand corner late on Sunday night many would have been surprised.Xavi Hernandez, though, wouldn’t have been among them, only last week when asked about other midfielders he admired he...

Match Analysis: Ending Streaks - Madrid & Montpellier

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Match Analysis: Ending Streaks - Madrid & Montpellier   WhoScored’s regular look at the significant streaks that have come to an end over the previous weekend sees us focus on La Liga and Ligue 1 this time round. Over in Spain, Real Madrid’s winning run of eleven straight matches was unexpectedly brought to an end by Malaga in a 1-1 s...

Player Focus: Cazorla the Shining Star of Malaga's Spending Spree

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Player Focus: Cazorla the Shining Star of Malaga's Spending Spree   A vast summer spending spree - backed by the millions of club owner Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nassar Al-Thani - may have brought nine new acquisitions to Malaga, but there was never any doubt as to who the jewel in the crown was. The capture of Santi Cazorla from Villarreal for a fee in the region...

Malaga-Madrid Showdown to Prove Pelligrini's Players' Potential

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Malaga-Madrid Showdown to Prove Pelligrini's Players' Potential   This Saturday evening sees one of the most anticipated match-ups in La Liga take place, as Real Madrid make their way to big-spending Malaga to face old boss Manuel Pellegrino. Added to the intrigue is the fact that, in Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Julio Baptista, the hosts also boast two former ...

Hey Big Spenders: La Liga - Malaga

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Hey Big Spenders: La Liga - Malaga Spanish side Malaga CF are the focus of our 'Big Spenders' feature for La Liga and it isn't hard to see why. Since the takeover of the club by Sheikh Al Thani last June, wholesale changes have been made to secure their safety and progress the club onto the bigger stage. Having brought in Jesualdo Fe...

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