They have played 5 unbeaten games so far in Champions, two against Panathinaikos in order to qualify (1 draw and 1 win), and three games in the championship. They have won all 3 group games, scored 7 goals without receiving one!… and are clear leaders with 5 points difference to 7 times European champions, Milan! Malaga is only one of four teams ever to achieve such an impressive debut in the Champions league.
They are third in La Liga in Spain, only behind Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid, and ahead of Real Madrid.
Only three months ago Malaga was facing a very uncertain future as their owner Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani sold off some of their star players and threatened to sell the club as well. Since then, with the fantastic results that Malaga has achieved, the owner was present at La Rosaleda this week to witness Malaga’s historic 1-0 win over Milan. With probably just one more point from the three remaining group games, Malaga can qualify for the last sixteen.
All of their homes games are a sell-out. The local merchandisers outside of the ground now report record sales of Malaga’s kit, scarves and souvenirs, well ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid!
Malaga fans can’t believe it as they see their team having the most successful season ever in their history. It’s also good for the image of Malaga… Spread the word!