Malaga CF: Why It Is the La Liga BBVA Team of the Week

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Malaga CF: Why It Is the La Liga BBVA Team of the Week
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Malaga CF Victorious over AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League

Malaga CF is the next team to be selected for La Liga BBVA Team of the week. The selection is based on recent news and the team's rich history.

UEFA Champions League

Malaga CF made news with its recent victory over AC Milan in their Group C UEFA Champions League (UCL) match.  According to the UEFA webpage, AC Milan has won the UEFA Champions League seven times in its history.

Joaquin, who is Malaga's midfielder, was responsible for scoring in the 64 mark. Malaga defeated FC Zenit St. Petersburg and RSC Anderlecht to win first place in the Group C UCL standings.

La Liga BBVA

Malaga CF is accumulating victories in the current La Liga BBVA season. Joaquin and Isco are the midfielders who scored the goals for Malaga against Real Valladolid C.F. S.A.D. 

Malaga CF is currently in third place with 17 points in the current La Liga BBVA tables. Malaga has five wins, two draws and one loss in the current season.

History

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Malaga CF vs. AC Milan in UEFA Champions League

Malaga CF was founded in the year 1904 but did not play professionally until 1921. King Alfonso XIII of Spain was the honorary president during the 1920s.

Malaga CF competed in the Second and Third Division until the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939. After the war and until 1992, Malaga continued between the First, Second, and Third Divisions.

During this period, Malaga had famous players such as Tomason, Junco and Viberti. The managers present in Malaga during that period were Cristobal Marti, Antonio Calderon, and Antonio Montero (a.k.a. Nene).

The years after 1992 were the start of an amazing comeback for Malaga CF. The club was promoted from the Third to the Second division.

Malaga CF participated in the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup and won. The club was in the quarter-finals of the 2002-2003 UEFA Europa League Cup.

Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani of the Qatari Royal Family was named President after buying the club in 2010. The club signed an agreement with UNESCO in 2011 with the purpose of promoting positive values to the world.

Jose Carlos Perez Fernandez who was an icon of Malaga CF died during the 2011-2012 season. During a tribute for Perez on February 12, 2012, Malaga CF played against and defeated RCD Mallorca.

 

I would like to express my thanks to the B/R readers for looking at this week's La Liga BBVA team. My best wishes to all of you until the next time.

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