Sunday September 25, 2011 (21.00 UK)
Estadio La Romareda, Zaragoza
Easily exposed and frighteningly weak, Real Zaragoza conceded four goals in quick succession against newly-promoted side Real Betis in midweek. Lacking in organisation and woefully weak, their defensive record so far this season is abhorrent and Coach Javier Aguirre must address the defensive problems before Sunday if Zaragoza have any chance of surviving against Manuel Pellegrini’s stellar attack.
Psychologically, Zaragoza tend to collapse quickly when faced with extreme pressure and the only reason they staged a comeback against Betis was because they had numerical superiority in the last stages of the game.
Malaga have won the last three matches on the trot and boast clear ideas as they appear to improve their game a little more each week. Boasting great confidence, star players and Coach have warned the rest of the team to keep their feet firmly on the ground as a relaxed approach against Zaragoza could see them suffer away from home.
Real Zaragoza (4-2-3-1): Roberto; Juarez, Mateos, Silva Paredes; Meira Ponzio; Barrera, Garcia, Lafita; Postiga
League form: Last five home W-L-W-L-W
Malaga (4-2-3-1): Caballero; Sanchez, Mathijsen, Demichelis, Eliseu; Duda, Toulalan, Joaquin; Baptista, Cazorla; Van Nistelrooy
League form: Last five away W-L-D-W-W
Did you know…Zaragoza have conceded the most amount of goals in La Liga so far this season.