Very bad news for Málaga. As reported by the club Juande Rivas suffers a muscle injury in the right soleus that has prevented him from exercising this Thursday. It will be low, except for unthinkable surprise, for Saturday’s game against Burgos. Nor does it seem likely that he will reach the Cup match on Thursday against Peña Sport and the Liga match against Amorebieta three days later.
This leaves José Alberto with two born centrals for the meeting in Castilian lands: David Lombán and Peybernes. One more season, Málaga are out of luck with injuries. Juande joins Luis Muñoz (long-term injured) and Pablo Chavarría and Ramón Enríquez, injured in the elbow and who will not be able to play in the remainder of 2021.
Juande has played 1,350 minutes spread over 15 games and has scored a goal. This injury has come at a very inopportune moment because the Cordovan center-back was in an excellent moment of form and, without going any further, he knew how to fight last Saturday with nothing less than a whole Jesé. And he did not do anything wrong.
To alleviate such a notable loss, José Alberto can count, in addition to the aforementioned Lombán and Peybernes, with players from the quarry such as Andrés Caro or Moussa. What’s more, Genaro and Escassi, Usual midfielders are adaptable to this position. Genaro will return to the team after having completed his penalty game for accumulating cautions.