Joaquín Peiró, one of the most outstanding Spanish footballers of his generation and a charismatic coach who made a name for himself at Malaga, died on Wednesday at the age of 84.
Peiró coached the Malaga first team for five seasons from 1998 to 20
Fifty-one years ago today, John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married in Gibraltar: it was 20 March 1969.
After a ten-minute ceremony performed by registrar Cecil Wheeler at the British Consulate Office, the newlyweds headed to the airport where the now
The reaction to the outbreak of coronavirus has been distinctly mixed. On the one hand, you have the panic buyers, filling their supermarket trolleys with non-perishable goods and wiping out pharmacies' stocks of hand sanitiser and face marks. On the
Malaga's trip to the Canaries yielded a point after defender David Lombán cancelled out Eric Curbelo's opener for Las Palmas on Friday night.
In what was a game of many chances, neither side will get full marks for their finishing. Malaga's Armando
It was far from unexpected but Malaga confirmed on Tuesday that Sergio Pellicer, who has been in charge for the last seven games on an interim basis, has been confirmed as permanent head coach.
Pellicer, who was promoted from the reserve team, Atlé
There were no surprises on the final day of the Vuelta a Andalucía as Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang lifted the trophy for the second consecutive year after Sunday's final stage in La Cala de Mijas.
The Astana rider was the leader from start to finish
Malaga produced the biggest shock of the match day on Sunday afternoon as they claimed all three points at Carranza, home of league leaders Cadiz.
Sergio Pellicer's side pulled off a tactical masterclass to nullify their opponents who before the ma
Spain internationals David de Gea and Juan Mata were joined by Manchester United teammate Nemanja Matic in the stands at La Rosaleda on Sunday for Malaga's match against Numancia.
The trio have been in Marbella with the English side on a warm-weath
A late goal from Malaga captain Adrián helped seal a memorable 2-1 win against Numancia on Sunday night, lifting his side out of the relegation zone.
Despite being much the better team on the day, Malaga made hard work of it at La Rosaleda. The vis
Marbella pulled off one of the shocks of the winter window on Thursday when they announced the signing of midfielder Esteban Granero.
The midfielder, who has previously played for Real Madrid, Getafe, Queens Park Rangers and Real Sociedad, joins on
The optimism of the new era quickly disappeared on Saturday night as Malaga succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away in Elche.
Despite being well-matched in terms of possession, distance covered and passing, the difference was most acutely felt in the final
Young American tennis star Sofia Kenin brought an end to Garbiñe Muguruza's recent recovery with victory in the final of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday morning.
Kenin, 21, became the youngest Australian Open champion since Maria Shara
Garbiñe Muguruza continues to makes history this week. After becoming the first Spanish woman in twenty years to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open, the 26-year-old sealed her place in Saturday's final with a tense 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 over Roman
It was certainly a case of two points dropped as Malaga twice took the lead against Mirandés but were pegged back as a result of unforced errors during their 2-2 draw on Sunday afternoon.
Captain Adrián, who made his return to the team after a long
Víctor Sánchez del Amo has been sacked as Malaga head coach, four days after the club suspended him after a sexually explicit video in which he featured went viral on social media.
Víctor was suspended by the club on Tuesday night, hours after he r
Some 4,200 spectators packed into the Antonio Lorenzo stadium in Marbella on Saturday in the hope of urging their team on to the next round of the Copa del Rey - with the potential of drawing a Champions League opponent.
It looked like it may have
Malaga head coach Víctor Sánchez del Amo has been suspended by the club pending an investigation, it was announced on Tuesday night.
The news follows the leak of an explicit video of the coach on Tuesday morning which went viral on social media but
A new year but the same struggles in front of goal for Malaga. The Blue and Whites got 2020 under way with a 1-1 draw away to Real Oviedo on Sunday night after VAR came to the side's rescue with a belatedly awarded second-half penalty.
Malaga remain in the drop zone despite a spirited late comeback against Elche at La Rosaleda on Sunday. After going 3-1 down, all seemed lost for Víctor Sánchez del Amo's side, but two goals in the space of two minutes late in the second half turned
John's story is a thoroughly uplifting one. During a time when most news coming out of Malaga CF is disheartening and characters are entering and leaving the boardroom daily, we see just one constant: the fans.
'El sentimiento nunca muere' (the fee
Spanish rider Marc Márquez clinched his eighth world title - six in the MotoGP - with victory at the Thailand Grand Prix on Sunday.
Thailand Grand Prix
1. Marc Márquez (ESP) 39:36.223
2. Fabio Quartararo (FRA) +0.171
Representatives across the education spectrum delivered their verdict on the state of British education in Spain at a seminar organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Malaga on Thursday morning.
Despite the uncertainty over Brexit, there was
It quickly became one of the biggest attractions of the city. Visitors came from far and wide to admire the Christmas light show on Malaga's Calle Larios during the last three years but this time, the city's Events councillor Teresa Porras must find
Malaga's struggles on and off the field continued on Sunday afternoon as a goalless draw with Sporting Gijón left the side just outside the drop zone by virtue of goal difference.
Anti-Al-Thani sentiment was once again made clear inside La Rosaleda
Just goal difference keeps Malaga out of the relegation zone after a 1-0 defeat away to Albacete extended the side's winless streak to six on Saturday.
Despite conjuring up the majority of the chances at Estadio Carlos Belmonte, their high-flying h
World number two Rafael Nadal claimed his 19th major tournament win by beating Daniil Medvedev in what was a thrilling five-set, nearly five-hour US Open final (7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4) on Sunday.
The victory leaves Nadal, 33, just one Grand Slam b
With the protests on the streets spilling into the ground, Saturday's Andalusian derby almost faded into insignificance. The result against Almeria, however, did little to improve the mood of fans who had to endure a painful 90 minutes of football du
The lack of resources available to Malaga was put into sharp focus on Sunday as the Blue and Whites struggled to get close to the opposition goal against recently-relegated Girona at a wet Montilivi.
As he did on the opening day in Santander, Malaga captain Adrián came to the rescue for his side on Saturday evening, converting his penalty kick in the 80th minute to seal a share of the points against Las Palmas.
Following the high-profile sales
Crisis? What crisis?
Malaga got their league campaign off to a perfect start on Saturday evening, picking up all three points on the road in Santander.
Despite Racing being much the better side throughout the contest, the Blue and White completed
The United States are World Champions for a fourth time after two second-half goals helped to see off the Netherlands in a close-fought encounter in Lyon on Sunday.
With scores level at half time, it wasn't until a coming together between Barcelon
Three-time winners USA progressed to their fifth World Cup Final thanks to first-half goals from Christen Press and Alex Morgan in a closely fought battle with England in Lyon on Tuesday night.
The pair's headed goals came either side of Ellen Whit
Veteran Spanish tennis star Feliciano López, 37, became the first wild card since Pete Sampras (in 1999) to win the singles title at the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen's in London on Sunday.
López beat fellow veteran Gilles Simon 6-2 6-7 (4-7) 7
The dream is over. Malaga must face another season in Segunda, and almost certainly an overhaul of the playing and coaching staff, after limping out of the play-off semi-finals in front of a capacity crowd at La Rosaleda on Saturday night.
A 3-0 victory over Elche at La Rosaleda on Saturday evening sealed a third-place finish for Malaga, giving them a theoretical advantage going into the play-offs. The Costa del Sol side will now play the second leg of both the semi-final and hypotheti
Liverpool were crowned champions of Europe for a sixth time on Saturday after running out 2-0 winners against Tottenham in the Champions League final held in Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Mohamed Salah gave the Reds the lead from the penalt
Malaga's chances of returning to La Liga received a massive boost on Tuesday as they recorded their most impressive win of the campaign so far, seeing off Albacete 2-1 away from home having played for almost 40 minutes down to ten men.
Seven Segunda games to be played last weekend were postponed until Tuesday following the death of Extremadura forward José Antonio Reyes on Saturday.
Reyes, who was 35, as well as his cousin Jonathan, died after the car Reyes was driving came off t
The promotion charge continues. Malaga came back from a goal down to secure a resounding 3-1 win over Real Zaragoza on Friday night, moving them one step closer to securing a spot in the play-offs for promotion back to La Liga.
In the week that aut
The mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, presented a plaque of gratitude to Champions League finalists Liverpool FC on Friday for having chosen the town for their preparations.
The English team have been in Estepona since Monday, staying at
La Rosaleda has been far from a happy place in the last few months; poor results here are what ultimately cost Juan Ramón Muñiz his job as head coach. However, the fans were given plenty to cheer about as Malaga dragged themselves back into play-off
Based on the form book this season, a point away to Cadiz is not a bad result by any means. However, the consequences of a 1-1 draw for Malaga at Carranza on Monday night may have damaging long-term consequences as the result saw the Blue and Whites
Police in Sussex (UK) have launched a fresh appeal as they continue to investigate the disappearance of father and son, Daniel and Liam Poole, who travelled together to Malaga on 31 March.
Working in collaboration with police in Spain, Sussex Polic
The bubble has burst. Last week's 4-1 win in Alcorcón proved to be a false dawn as Malaga reverted to type on Saturday and suffered yet another late loss at La Rosaleda, this time to direct rivals for promotion, Mallorca.
Nine months and fourteen days after being sworn in as the guardian of the new era for Malaga, a 1-2 home reversal against relegation-threatened Extremadura on Saturday night spelled the end for Juan Ramón Muñiz in the hotseat.
Malaga's hopes of returning to the big time via the automatic promotion spots received a major setback as Andalusian rivals Granada marched six points clear of their visitors after an incident-packed 1-0 victory at Los Cármenes on Saturday.
Local tennis star Alejandro Davidovich is through to the semifinals of the Casino Admiral Trophy after a hard-fought 6-4 3-6 6-1 victory over Brazilian Thiago Monteiro on centre court at Puente Romano tennis club on Friday afternoon.
His path to th
Despite the latest international break yielding two defeats, the Gibraltar national team can hold their heads high after pushing the Republic of Ireland all the way in their European Championships qualifier at the Victoria Stadium last Saturday.
More than a month after their last win, Malaga fans were finally given something to cheer about as a second-half Dani Pacheco strike helped to see off Gimnàstic in Tarragona on Sunday evening.
After three draws and a defeat, Malaga coach Juan Ramón
Mallorcan tennis star Carlos Moyá made history on 15 March 1999 as he became the first male Spanish player in the Open Era to reach number one in the world rankings.
It was during a period in the late 1990s when a crop of young Spaniards entered th
Another Monday night fixture awaits Malaga next as they travel to Soria to take on mid-table Numancia (18 March, kick-off 9pm).
The notoriously-cold Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos will be the venue. At over 1,000 metres above sea level and with few wi
Malaga's chances of automatic promotion met a setback on Monday night as league leaders Osasuna came back from a goal down to win on an evening where referee Isidro Díaz de Mera was kept busy.
Malaga: Munir; Ivá
Everyone wants it, but no one is letting it show. Promotion to the big time is worth millions of euros and, despite a dismal run of just one win in six matches, Malaga are still within touching distance of the top of the table.
"It was nice knowing that I was standing where he would have stood." The excitement and enthusiasm in Colin Old's voice is notable as he recalls last week when he, alongside up to 500 people at some stages, took part in a hike to commemorate La Desba
A third home draw on the trot felt like yet another opportunity missed for Malaga who could have widened the gap on their promotion rivals and returned to the top of the table with a win against Deportivo La Coruña on Sunday.
The Vuelta a Andalucía cycling tour, known as the Ruta del Sol, got under way in the Cadiz municipality of Sanlúcar de Barrameda on Wednesday.
The first stage, which ended in Alcalá de los Gazules, was won by reigning champion, Belgian Tim Wellens
Smiles returned to Malaga fans' faces on Sunday night after the side overcame a tough test and came away with all three points in front of just 3,137 specators at the partially-closed Cerro del Espino in Madrid.
Rayo Majadahonda, with the recently-
Malaga lost ground on their promotion rivals on Sunday after a controversy-packed goalless draw against Las Palmas at La Rosaleda on Sunday evening.
The hosts had two goals disallowed in the first half before being reduced to ten men in the second
Luis Rioja's 91st minute strike sent Almeria fans home ecstatic as the visitors snatched a late draw in the Andalusian derby at La Rosaleda on Friday night.
Malaga: Munir; Cifu, Diego Gon
The western side of Malaga city painted a bleak picture on Monday 2 February 2009, the morning after a tornado swept through the city at speeds of between 185 and 220 kilometres per hour.
Roofs of buildings had been blown off, trees had been pulled
With an impressive 15,000 downloads to date, the mobile app developed by Check-in Scan, a tech startup from Mijas that launched last March, is proving a popular new tool in the tourism industry.
The app easily speeds up a process that many in the s
Tenerife may be languishing in mid-table, but no team has had an easy ride this season on their visit to the Heliodoro Rodríguez López. For Malaga, who were hoping to return to the top of the table, they knew they were going to have to be at their be
World number one Novak Djokovic surprised everyone in Sunday's Australian Open final by racing to a resounding 6-3 6-2 6-3 victory over eternal rival Rafa Nadal to seal a record seventh victory in the tournament.
The Serb overtook Roger Federer and
Fortress La Rosaleda strikes again. Out of the 11 games played at their home ground, Malaga have won nine - the latest after scraping past 10-man Lugo in yet another hard-fought encounter on Saturday.
The Blue and Whites went behind early on as a r
Malaga put their embarrassing 3-0 reversal against Reus last week firmly behind them with a clinical 2-0 victory in Zaragoza on Sunday evening.
Real Zaragoza: Cristian Álvarez; Benito, Guitián, Álex Muñoz, Lasur
It will have come as no surprise to those who know him. Ever since Brahim Abdelkader Díaz (Malaga, 1999) entered the Academy of his hometown club, everyone knew he was destined for the very top.
This week Brahim, as he is known, came full circle an
The festive season in Spain came to a climax on Sunday as Los Reyes Magos, the Three Wise Men, delivered their gifts to the best-behaved from last year.
The Three Kings, Balthazar, Gaspar and Melchior, arrived in spectacular fashion on Saturday at
It was supposed to be a walk in the park, but the Three Kings delivered an unpleasant surprise for Malaga on Sunday as a rejuvenated Reus, against all odds, cruised to a historic 3-0 win.
Just 16,000 people turned up at La Rosaleda with many fans c
What a difference a year can make. This time last year, Malaga had just been comprehensively beaten at La Rosaleda by Betis in the derby and were second bottom of La Liga.
In a bid to remedy the chaotic summer overseen by then sporting director Fra
Until that moment, Spain had only scored 12 goals in their qualifying group for the 1984 European Championships. But on 21 December 1983, after the Netherlands defeated Malta 5-0 in the last of their games, Spain had a lot of catching up to do if the
Captain Federico Ricca led by example to give his Malaga side a 1-0 win in the lastest Andalusian derby against Cadiz at La Rosaleda on Friday night.
Having received a massive confidence boost with a last-gasp win in Mallorca last week to end their
After two consecutive league defeats, Malaga returned to winning ways on Saturday evening with victory on the holiday island of Mallorca. It was far from plain sailing, though, as the Blue and Whites were pegged back in the second half and needed a l
More than a thousand people packed into the Palacio de Congresos y Ferias in Malaga on Tuesday for the 19th edition of the SUR Malagueños del Año awards.
The event, organised by SUR with the collaboration of Unicaja Banco, recognised the achievemen
Luka Modric and Ada Hegerberg were the winners of French publication France Football's prestigious Ballon d'Or trophy at a ceremony on Monday night.
Real Madrid midfielder Modric, who last season won the Champions League and reached the final of th
After seven consecutive league wins at La Rosaleda, defeat in the Andalusian derby against Granada on Saturday afternoon brought an end to Malaga's 100 per cent home record - the only one remaining in Spain's second tier.
In Spain, they call it 'the English average' - if you win your home games and draw your away games, you're certain to gain promotion to La Liga.
At La Rosaleda, there is no one better than Malaga this year, but on the road there is an increasing ca
A comeback win from England at Wembley against Croatia on Sunday saw the Three Lions progress to the semi-finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League at the expense of Spain.
Late goals from Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane cancelled out Andrej Kramari
Bottom side Gimnàstic arrived at La Rosaleda on Saturday afternoon with the unenviable task of trying to become the first team this season to take even a point from the capital of the Costa del Sol.
And while the hosts remained weakened by injury,
On 16 November 1491, in the Brasero de la Dehesa in Ávila to the north-west of Madrid, nine men, three Jews and six 'conversos' (Jews who had converted to Catholicism), were handed over to the secular authorities and either strangled and burned at th
Malaga have slipped to fourth place in the league table after a 94th-minute goal from Sporting Gijón's Carlos Carmona sealed a 2-2 draw at El Molinón on Sunday night.
Head coach Juan Ramón Muñiz was visibly angered at the full-time whistle having p
Malaga were knocked off the top of the Segunda table for the first time since August after suffering a 2-1 reversal against Osasuna at El Sadar on Saturday.
Despite a relatively tranquil first half in which Pau Torres gave Malaga the lead, the game
At 47 years of age, Caroline Grahm will be one of the oldest competitors on the course when she takes part in Raid Interautonomías - a 60-kilometre endurance horse race - this Saturday.
However, in this case, with age does not come experience. This
After last week's slip up in Elche, Malaga returned to their imperious best with a complete performance against Numancia on Monday night.
Malaga: Munir; Iván, Luis Hernández, Pau Torres, Ricca; Juanpi (Héctor
It has been a historic week for sport in Gibraltar after the national football side immediately followed up their first ever competitive victory with another, seeing off both Armenia and Liechtenstein in the space of a week.
Gibraltar beat Armenia
A win would have eased Spain through to the next phase of the inaugural UEFA Nations League, but England had other ideas on Monday night as Gareth Southgate's side picked up a shock 3-2 win at the Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville.
Argentinian forward Gustavo Blanco Leschuk was the hero last Friday as Malaga overturned a one-goal deficit to beat Albacete at La Rosaleda.
Malaga coach Juan Ramón Muñiz was obliged to make two changes to his starting eleven for the match with bot
Despite its tenants now sitting in Spain's second division, a trip to Riazor is never an easy task. Juan Ramón Muñiz's side came away from Galicia on Sunday content with a point against fellow promotion favourites Deportivo, even though they surrende
Malaga's winning run in Segunda is over. After five wins from five, the Blue and Whites suffered their first defeat on Sunday evening when Rafa Mir's strike, with just a quarter of an hour still to play, sealed victory for Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.
British ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, issued an open letter to British citizens on Friday to allay fears of a 'no-deal Brexit'. This came after the UK government published a series of technical notices on a range of areas including rights for st
After crashing out of the Copa del Rey in ignominious circumstances last Tuesday, Malaga returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Andalusian rivals Cordoba at La Rosaleda on Saturday.
The Blue and Whites, with international s
Spain sit comfortably at the top of Group 4 table in the UEFA Nations League after a convincing 6-0 rout of World Cup runners-up Croatia in Elche on Tuesday night.
There were full international debuts for both Dani Ceballos and José Luis Gayà on a
For the second instalment of a busy week at La Rosaleda, Malaga were in Copa del Rey action on Tuesday evening, receiving Almeria for their second face-off in the space of just two weeks.
Coach Juan Ramón Muñiz, who said his side were taking the co
Luis Enrique's reign as Spain coach got off to the perfect start as his side came from behind to beat England at Wembley on Saturday.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford gave England the lead after just ten minutes when he converted Luke Shaw
In a division as hotly-contested as Segunda, 1-0 becomes a very important scoreline. Malaga's excellent start continued with their third victory by that scoreline, and fourth by the same margin, against Tenerife on Saturday afternoon.
Many eyebrows were raised as new Spain head coach Luis Enrique named his first squad since taking control of the national team in July. No less than ten of the 23 who were selected for the World Cup by Julen Lopetegui have dropped out of the squad th
A first-half goal from Scotsman Jack Harper was enough to seal a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Malaga on the road in Almeria on Monday evening.
The Blue and Whites returned to the top of Segunda with their third win from three matches, but Juan Ramón
Thousands of visitors and cycling enthusiasts descended on Malaga province this week as it played host to the opening four stages of the annual Vuelta a España grand tour, expected to be one of the most fiercely-contested in history, in the absence o
Malaga maintained their hundred per cent record for the campaign by seeing off Alcorcón in an incident-packed encounter at La Rosaleda on Friday night. Substitutes Javi Ontiveros and Gustavo Blanco combined to bag the winner with ten minutes to go, b
It is still not fully known what led to the events on 17 and 18 August last year when a total of sixteen civilians lost their lives in the deadliest terror attack to occur in Barcelona since the 1987 Hipercor bombing.
On the afternoon of the 17th,
When I saw that Newcastle made it onto Rough Guide's list for top destinations to visit in 2018 at the tailend of last year, I have to admit that I was somewhat surprised. I'd heard plenty about great nights out on 'The Toon', but until that point I
Renato Santos is not be the only arrival at La Rosaleda this week. Moroccan goalkeeper Munir has completed a move, after arriving in Malaga on Thursday for his medical.
The 29-year-old, who was a free agent after his contract with Numancia came to
Rafael Nadal may be enjoying a renaissance of his own, but he was powerless to stop the comeback of Novak Djokovic who claimed his first Grand Slam win since 2016 at the All England Club on Sunday.
The Serb sealed an expected 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) win
It's not coming home after all. England's World Cup journey came to an end at the semifinal stage in Moscow on Wednesday night as Croatia overturned a one-goal deficit to win in extra time and progress to the final.
Kieran Trippier gifted England t
Newly-appointed Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, brought his new team to La Cala Resort in Mijas recently to get their season's preparations under way.
The Glasgow side have just completed a ten-day training camp in preparation for the start of the
It was not an exit befitting one of the finest players ever to grace world football. "Sometimes the end is not as you dream; this is the saddest day of my career," said Andrés Iniesta who will leave a massive void to be filled both at Barcelona and i
England ensured their progression to the last 16 with a resounding 6-1 victory over Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Saturday.
Despite a subdued start, John Stones gave the Lions the lead after just eight minutes, heading home Kieran Trippier's corner.
Recovering from the shock departure of Julen Lopetegui just a day before the tournament's start wasn't going to be an easy taskfor new coach Fernando Hierro's Spain team. However, after a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sealed a late point for Portugal t
A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sealed a late point for Portugal against Spain to put a dampener on new coach Fernando Hierro's first game in charge of the national side on Friday night.
Ronaldo gave his side an early lead in the World Cup Group B op
The summer can often feel like a lifetime for football fans as they struggle to fill their weekends in the absence of the beautiful game. World Cup years, however, are always the exception.
This showpiece event, watched by millions around the globe
It's the event all football fans have been waiting for. After a four-year wait, the World Cup is finally here and for the next month we'll be treated to a feast of international football as 32 nations face off for the ultimate prize.
All eyes were
In a whirlwind turn of events, Fernando Hierro will be the man who leads Spain into the World Cup following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as head coach on Wednesday.
The Vélez-Málaga-born coach takes the reins following a brief second spell as the
With just one day to go until the start of the World Cup in Russia, Spain, one of the tournament's favourites, are searching for a new coach after sacking Julen Lopetegui.
Lopetegui, who was announced as Zinedine Zidane's replacement as Real Madrid
Every cloud has a silver lining. Young Malaga striker Youssef En-Nesyri, who had to endure relegation in his first full season with the club, has seen his efforts rewarded after being included in Morocco's final World Cup squad on Monday.
He may have been a shoe-in for a spot on the plane to Russia, but by being included in Julen Lopetegui's confirmed squad on Monday, Benalmádena-born Isco became only the third player from Malaga province in history to go to a World Cup.
The Real Ma
Throughout the 400 years of Spanish presence in the Americas and the Philippines, interactions between settlers and natives threw up complications that Castilian law was not equipped to deal with. As a result, a new legal solution needed to be found.
With less than two weeks to go until the biggest game of the season, the Liverpool squad arrived in Marbella on Wednesday, hoping to recharge their batteries after completing a gruelling domestic campaign and begin preparations for the Champions Leag
Another day to forget for Malaga. "We didn't start playing until the third goal went in," admitted head coach José González following a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Espanyol on Sunday afternoon. "I felt ashamed at many points during the game and I w
It was a game that no one was looking forward to. With nothing to play for, and with the home crowd at La Rosaleda baying for blood, Malaga put in a performance that matched the atmosphere as they lost 3-0 to Deportivo Alavés in the Sunday lunchtime
Malaga missed out on a chance to leapfrog Las Palmas into 19th place on Monday night as they threw away a lead to lose in the Andalusian derby against Real Betis.
The Estadio Benito Villamarín was bouncing ahead of the clash as the Seville side aim
If Malaga are to get back into La Liga at the first time of asking, the backing of the fans will be a key element.
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A 17-year-old British resident in Alhaurín el Grande has been reported missing.
Kieran O'Brien was last seen in the town at around 7pm last Friday (20 April).
Keiran, who is 5 ft 7 (1.75 m) and has light brown hair, was wearing a dark hooded jump
Malaga's relegation to Segunda was confirmed on Thursday night when they lost 1-0 away to Levante. A goal in the 93rd minute from Emmanuel Boateng sealed their fate, blacking out any vague glimmer of hope of survival in Primera.
The end of the club
The town of Jerez in the province of Cadiz has always had a long association with motorsport, in particular motorcycle racing. Some even go as far as calling it the 'Mecca of Motorcycle Racing' due to the passion inspired by the sport throughout the
Malaga's battle to beat the drop took a major blow on Friday night as direct rivals Deportivo La Coruña scored late to secure all three points, the first win of Clarence Seedorf's reign.
Boosted by last week's 1-0 victory against Villarreal, Malaga
There are very few cities in the world as recognisable from the air. Flying into Lisbon's Humberto Delgado Airport, if you're lucky enough to do so during the day, you can already get a glimpse of the city's defining monuments: the 25 de Abril bridge
Malaga turned back time and delivered a vintage giant killing on Easter Sunday as they saw off high-flying Villarreal by a single goal to nil at La Rosaleda.
With the news that Levante picked up a point in Girona (increasing the deficit to 14 point
The Casino Admiral Trophy in Marbella draws to a close this weekend, but there won't be a Spanish winner in its inaugural year.
The ATP Challenger, which got under way at the Puente Romano tennis club on Saturday, had by Wednesday lost all of its S
Julen Lopetegui may not have learned much from his side's routine 6-1 friendly win against Argentina on Tuesday night, but the one thing he will now be certain of is that Isco has to be a key part of his side for the World Cup.
Zinedine Zidane migh
Balaídos is a difficult place to go at the best of times but Malaga put in a strong performance to deal a blow to Celta Vigo's hopes of European qualification, even if it had little impact on their own fight for survival, when the two teams faced off
Belgian rider Tim Wellens picked up his first general classification victory of the year as he ran out overall winner of the Vuelta a Andalucía on Sunday. The 26-year-old stole the crown from under fire Brit Chris Froome, whose first race of the seas
It was again a case of what could have been at La Rosaleda on Saturday night as Malaga threw away their lead against title-chasing Valencia.
Maxime Lestienne made his debut on the right-hand side and provided an element that the side has been missi
Despite the controversy surrounding the ongoing investigation into his use of asthma drugs at last year's Vuelta a España, British cyclist Chris Froome was on the start line in Mijas for the Vuelta a Andaluía road stage-race which got under way on We
Having lost the crucial 'six-pointer' in Las Palmas on Monday night, Malaga came into Saturday's game facing an altogether different prospect, facing Atlético Madrid, knowing that any result would be a bonus.
However, what they would have to do was
English International College ran out the winners last week as Novaschool Sunland hosted the largest ever Interschool Cross Country Championships, with 12 schools and some 565 competitors in attendance.
Students took part in eight different categor
Malaga suffered an enormous blow to their chances of survival with a last-gasp defeat to relegation rivals Las Palmas on Monday night.
Alen Halilovic scored the winner in the 90th minute, after Malaga continued to show signs of improvement with an
The Fuengirola Lions inline hockey team played three Liga Sur games in Águilas (Murcia) last weekend, beating Sancti Petri 10-0, Murcia Roller 7-3 and Tiburones de Cartagena 13-4.
The Lions now top Liga Sur, as well as the Liga Andaluza with sister
Underdogs Great Britain received a boost in their quest for victory in the Davis Cup first round on Friday when Cameron Norrie, ranked 114th in the world, fought back from two sets down to see off Roberto Bautista Agut.
Norrie, a Davis Cup debutant
With their top flight future hanging in the balance, Malaga have moved to further strengthen their attacking line with the deadline day signings of Maxime Lestienne and Isaac Success.
These signings were announced on Wednesday, hours after the club
The Spanish team received a welcome boost on Thursday afternoon as the draw for the Davis Cup first round fixtures this weekend revealed that Great Britain would be without Kyle Edmund, ruled out through injury.
The British number two (26th in the
With their La Liga status hanging in the balance, Malaga have moved to further strengthen their attacking line with the deadline day signings of Maxime Lestienne and Isaac Success.
Lestienne, who normally operates from the left, will bring speed an
As deadline day draws closers, Malaga remain active on all fronts. On Monday, they announced the loan signing of striker Brown Ideye who has agreed a move from Chinese club Tianjin Teda
The former West Bromwich Albion forward passed his medical on
British side Scape Goats ran out winners as the Fuengirola Lions hosted the ninth International Inline Hockey Tournament last weekend at the Santa Fe rink in Los Boliches.
For this event, four teams came from the UK, one from Finland and three from
"In the second half of the season, we have to do what the recently promoted teams did in the first," said new coach José González a few hours before his appointment. His first task as boss has been to convince his players that safety is not such an u
The teams have been announced and preparations are well under way as Marbella waits to welcome the Davis Cup next week.
The Puente Romano Tennis Club will host the opening round of the competition, a match-up between Spain and Great Britain, from 2
The new era at Malaga got off to a good start as the side picked up a point from a difficult trip to the Basque Country where they took on high-flying Eibar in the rain on Monday night.
Surprisingly, the new boss repeated the same starting XI as hi
It's done. The man charged with steering Malaga to safety is José González. The Blue and Whites have moved fast to fill the void left on the dugout by Saturday's sacking of Míchel and have named the former Granada boss as his replacement within 24 ho
The search is on for a new manager after Malaga called time on Míchel's association with the club following last night's disastrous 1-0 defeat at Getafe - their fourth in a row.
The Blue and Whites are currently joint bottom of the table with 11 po
It's now four defeats on the bounce for Malaga who opened matchday 19 with a 0-1 loss at Getafe on Friday night. The game was in real danger of being written off as a bore draw until some intuitive set piece play in the 73rd minute broke the deadlock
Malaga head coach Míchel told reporters at his post-match press conference that "quitting would be the easy option". He added: "My superiors are the ones who have to take that decision and if they don't, it's because they see things differently."
The new year has not brought a change of fortunes. Malaga were just as limp and lifeless as they were two weeks ago when Espanyol visited La Rosaleda on Monday night. The visitors, who until that moment hadn't won on the road, picked up their first w
"The only ones responsible for the possibility that the national team could miss out on the World Cup is the current government," said suspended RFEF (Spanish Football Federation) chief, Ángel María Villar -who is currently awaiting trial for charges
As the big day draws closer, a number of towns and cities the breadth of Malaga province have been preparing for Christmas with a series of events, some traditional, others more unusual.
In Marbella, the central Alameda park was on Sunday taken ove
Malaga's hopes of survival were dealt a major blow as they lost 1-0 in a relegation 'six-pointer' against fellow strugglers Deportivo Alavés last Thursday night.
Because of suspensions for Adrián and Roberto Rosales, head coach Míchel was forced to
Malaga's unbeaten home run dating back to October came crashing to an end as they lost 0-2 in the Andalusian derby against Real Betis on Monday night.
On the back of an impressive win away to Real Sociedad last week, Malaga fancied their chances ag
Chris Froome is facing suspension from cycling after a routine drugs test during this year's Vuelta a España revealed twice the allowed level of asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine.
The Kenya-born Briton and four-time Tour de France winner has suff
After eight agonising months on the road with just a single point from 12 away games, Malaga finally picked up a win at what is proving to be a lucky ground for them with a 2-0 victory at Anoeta.
Despite terrible luck with officials over recent mon
Russian sail training and museum ship, the Shtandart, will dock in Malaga tomorrow, Saturday, where it can be viewed by the general public.
On the way to Spain, the Shtandart has travelled 2,000 nautical miles from the UK, through the Bay of Biscay
The Fuengirola Lions are fielding two sides as they look for success in the Andalusian inline hockey league this season.
Barona Fuengirola and Fuengirola Lions both played two games each on Sunday; the latter started against Malaga, beating them 10
For the first time during his reign, the fans' ire was directed at head coach Míchel following a disappointing home draw to Levante on Friday night.
Having won their last two home games against Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña, respectively, this
The start of the winter transfer window is just over a month away and yet Malaga are set to announce a new signing in the coming days.
Following news that left-back Juankar has been ruled out for the rest of the season with knee ligament damage, th
Aloha College U18 boys' and girls' football teams returned victorious from their international debut at the eighth International Schools Algarve (ISA) tournament, held in Vilamoura, Portugal.
The girls' team won their final 2-1 against the Internat
Malaga crashed out of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday night after a 1-1 draw against Numancia at La Rosaleda.
The Blue and Whites trailed the second division side from the first leg (1-2) but looked set to progress on away goals when Adrián hooked Jony
The latest round of Liga Sur games took place in Fuengirola at the weekend with hosting team, the Fuengirola Lions, playing three games.
Their first, against Aguilas, started badly with the Murcia side getting off to a strong start, taking a 5-2 le
Malaga went into Saturday's game at the Bernabéu with nothing to lose. They had never beaten Real Madrid on their home patch and simply aimed to consolidate their improved form after last week's victory over Deportivo La Coruña.
The visitors put up
The Spanish national team returns to play at La Rosaleda for the first time in more than five years this weekend, but much of the build-up has surrounded the new kit the side will be wearing, rather than the players wearing it.
The new strip, desig
Glitz, glamour and philanthropy came together on Sunday night as Marbella showed its charitable side, raising much-needed funds for charity as part of the Guy Fawkes Night Charity Party held at Villa Tiberio.
Among the many familiar faces on the ni
Fuengirola Lions got their defence of the Liga Sur under way in Seville on Saturday with a match against Roller Murcia, who came third in the International Tournament held in Fuengirola in September.
Willy Ericsson put the Lions ahead, assisted by
The agonising wait is finally over. Malaga picked up their first win of the season at the tenth time of asking as they saw off Celta Vigo at La Rosaleda on Sunday night.
The home side, who were languishing at the bottom of the table having picked u
Prime minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Friday evening the decision to dissolve the Catalan parliament and to call new elections in the region for 21 December.
This came after the senate granted Rajoy unprecedented powers under Article 155 of the
Spain's senate has granted prime minister Mariano Rajoy unprecedented powers to impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region's parliament voted to declare independence on Friday afternoon.
The upper house approved of a series of measures propos
Photography is coming back in a big way with smartphones now boasting high-quality cameras and Instagram being the medium of choice for many young people to share their own unique moments.
This clock face, located on the top floor of a world-famous
British people living in Spain will be allowed to stay in the country even if the event of a "no-deal" Brexit scenario, according to foreign minister Alfonso Dastis.
Dastis, speaking to Andrew Marr on British television on Sunday, said: "I do hope
A trip to the Camp Nou is difficult even at the best of times. So with Malaga five points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table, they needed luck to be on their side. However, this deserted them as early as the second minute on Saturday night a
Despite his side sitting bottom of the La Liga table with just a single point, Malaga head coach Míchel has received the backing of his new sporting director, Mario Husillos.
Husillos has said that the Malaga boss will not be losing his job, even a
This was billed as the match Malaga would kickstart their season. Fresh from the international break, the partisan crowd at La Rosaleda on Sunday night encouraged their side from the outset, boosted by the return to fitness of Luis Hernández and Juan
The short trip to Seville on Saturday was a fruitless one for Malaga who have now suffered six defeats from seven league games after their latest loss in the Andalusian capital.
A penalty from Éver Banega and a strike from Luis Muriel within two mi
A resolute Malaga performance was not enough to spoil the party as Atlético Madrid ran out 1-0 winners in their first game at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Saturday night.
Almost 65,000 people, including King Felipe VI, packed into the new gro
Local inline hockey team, the Fuengirola Lions, will this weekend host the eighth international inline hockey tournament, with a total of ten participating teams. Because of growing interest from abroad, local sides Málaga, Marbella and Sevilla are u
Malaga fans were left calling for the departure of owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani after their latest defeat, their third out of three games so far, saw them propping up the table.
La Rosaleda was unusually subdued on Monday night even before fans w
The Malaga Museo de Bellas Artes, the province's fine art collection, closed its doors to the public on 1 September 1997 - the start of a protracted and emotional saga which would only get its happy ending at the end of last year, almost twenty years
The country's biggest cycling race rolled into Malaga province on Thursday as the twelfth stage of La Vuelta a España departed from Motril bound for Antequera.
Race leader Chris Froome couldn't build on his commanding lead from stage 11 in which hi
Malaga's woeful run continued as they fell to their second consecutive league defeat on Saturday night. Newly-promoted Girona made history as they claimed their first ever win in the top flight at the expense of an ineffective Malaga side in desperat
Malaga's miserable record in preseason continued as Italian side Lazio claimed a comfortable 1-0 victory in the Costa del Sol Trophy match in front of a half-full La Rosaleda on Saturday night.
Míchel fielded an eleven which many would expect to li
In the aftermath of Saturday's defeat to Lazio, Malaga head coach Míchel confirmed that he was interested in adding Zenit defensive midfielder Javi García to his squad. He said: "I spoke with him yesterday. It's looking good. We're just waiting for t
With the old guard moving on, there were new faces on Tuesday when Malaga's new first team captains, Roberto Rosales, Recio and Miguel Torres, presented this year's edition of the Costa del Sol Trophy.
Malaga take on Lazio this Saturday at La Rosal
It was an unpopular decision; but he never shied away from controversy (he once got into a spot of bother for calling Thierry Henry a "black shit"). Ahead of his side's Euro 2008 qualifier against Sweden, Spain coach, Luis Aragonés, left Raúl, captai
The first game of the season is always a special occasion, but this year it will be of special significance for Keko, Adrián and Borja Bastón as they welcome their former side Eibar to La Rosaleda on the opening day.
Fixtures for every round of the
Rafa Nadal crashed out of Wimbledon in spectacular style on Monday, losing an epic battle with Luxembourgian Gilles Müller after almost five hours of play.
The Spaniard was applauded off the court despite losing 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 in what was th
More than a hundred teachers and parents from British school St George's, located in the Malaga district of Cerrado de Calderón, gathered outside the school on Friday morning, a day after seven members of staff were dismissed for reasons they believe
This year marks Malaga's tenth consecutive campaign in the top flight and to celebrate the club has launched its latest kit.
The strip, which Míchel's side will wear for the upcoming 2017/18 campaign, has been designed by Nike, with whom the club h
His name has never been far from the gossip columns, but now Ignacio Camacho is set to leave Malaga for good, with German side Wolfsburg agreeing a deal with both player and club.
A 13-million-euro offer has been accepted by the Costa side, who wil
Malaga have completed their third signing of the summer after Swansea City striker Borja Bastón signed a year-long loan deal on Tuesday.
The deal agreed between the two parties is highly favourable for Malaga who have not had to pay a loan fee and
British ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, sat down with representatives from Brexpats in Spain following the forum on Friday and heard a wide range of concerns affecting British people resident in Spain.
While he could offer few concrete answers g
Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, reiterated his government's stance that there was "no going back on Brexit" at a business forum organised by SUR in Malaga.
The forum, which took place at the AC Málaga Palacio hotel last Friday, was led b
At just 16 years of age, Mozart Dee has already experienced what many would be lucky to experience in a lifetime. This is because at the age of five, her parents decided to leave California and embark on a 'digital nomad' lifestyle, taking in 48 diff
On the day billed as "Independence Day", the day that the British people would "take back control", the people of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar went to the ballot boxes to deliver a result few in the establishment had considered possible.
Two-time UKBFF British champion Robert Taylor was in Marbella this week as he took part in the IFBB Olympia Amateur Spain 2017 competition.
Taylor, who runs The Muscle Unit Gym in Barnsley, was the highest placed Briton in the men's 90kg bodybuildi
Luis Enrique ended his spell as Barcelona boss on a high last Saturday as the Blaugrana recorded a 3-1 victory against Deportivo Alavés in the Copa del Rey final, the last official game to be played at the Vicente Calderón.
The match was effectivel
Football fans have short memories, that much is true. And it's far from unreasonable for many Malaga fans to want to forget Juande Ramos' ill-fated second spell at the club.
Perhaps it's fair to say that Malaga have ended the season exactly how man
At midday on Tuesday, public institutions across the country held a minute's silence for the victims of the attack the night before.
Prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, was joined by British ambassador, Simon Manley, to remember the 22 victims, many of
There have been few occasions at La Rosaleda to match this one in recent years and the home faithful didn't disappoint; a sell-out crowd turned out to witness the final game of the season and one that would decide the destination of the title.
With the Civil War recently over, General Franco sought not only to celebrate the Nationalist victory, but also demonstrate the permanent nature of his regime with a large-scale military parade through the capital on 19 May 1939.
The spring of 1939
All eyes will be on La Rosaleda this Sunday evening, for one of the biggest games witnessed on the ground since Borussia Dortmund visited in the Champions League quarterfinal in 2013.
Real Madrid need just a point to win their first league title si
Malaga made it three wins on the spin with six goals shared out in an enthralling derby contest at La Rosaleda on Monday night.
The home side were the first to settle into any sort of rhythm and carved out the first chance of the game courtesy of a
Cudeca's 25th anniversary year celebrations got off to a flying start as Malaga's Cervantes theatre filled out for a celebration of classical music on Tuesday night.
Recognising the work of the cancer hospice over the past quarter of a century, hu
The double match week got off to a great start for Malaga who saw off Valencia by a comfortable two goals to nil at La Rosaleda on Saturday afternoon.
Míchel reverted to a more conventional line-up than that which lost in Galicia last week, employi
There were celebrations among LGBT groups across Spain after the Spanish Congress voted in favour of the reform bill that would allow marriage between same-sex couples.
With 183 votes in favour, 136 against and three abstentions, Minister of Justic
From an Arabic outpost for spies and writers, to the perfect getaway for rock stars and the jet set, Tangier has seen it all. Controlled by everyone, and at times no one, Morocco's northernmost city has always been uniquely placed in the Arab world.
Northern Morocco has been made even more accessible now by Air Arabia who is running direct flights between Malaga and Tangier three times a week.
The half-hour flights cost as little as 19 euros each way though be aware that surcharges apply if us
With a turnout of around 74 per cent, Gibraltarians voted in Joe Bossano, with his distinctive moustache and large-framed glasses, as their new Chief Minister on 24 March 1988. Many voters waited until after work to cast their votes with queues formi
February of 1928 was a significant month for the city of Malaga as representatives from two royal families came together in the city at the same time.
It was Princess Beatrice of Battenberg, mother of Queen Victoria Eugenie and youngest child of th
Something about Malaga's victory on Monday felt inevitable. Despite being on a run of ten games without a win and facing up to impressive opposition, you still got the feeling that the win would come.
Marcelo Romero has done a magnificent job since
It's now eight games without a win for Malaga after a fortunate Espanyol side escaped with all three points at La Rosaleda on Saturday afternoon.
In the weekend's early kickoff, Malaga started the brightest. Unfortunately for them, Michael Santos h
British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, visited the English Cemetery in Malaga on Friday morning as members of the cemetery's trust, led by president Bruce McIntyre, offered him a guided tour of the premises and showed him the site where the new r
José Rodríguez is now a Malaga player. His signing was confirmed on Tuesday, transfer deadline day, after the player passed his medical on Monday morning. The midfielder joins until the end of the season on a loan deal from German club Mainz, with an
José Rodríguez is now a Malaga player. His signing was confirmed on Tuesday, transfer deadline day, after the player passed his medical on Monday morning. The midfielder joins until the end of the season on a loan deal from German club Mainz, with an
Rafa Nadal has set up the final everyone was anticipating after seeing off Bulgarian Gigor Dimitrov in an enthralling five-set semi-final on Friday.
In a match that lasted almost five hours, the Mallorcan won 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 to reac
Malaga fell to a fourth league consecutive defeat on Saturday afternoon as they took on league leaders Real Madrid at the Bernabéu. Few could fault their effort in a game in which they had chances of coming away with at least a point and could feel a
Malaga have added further reinforcements to their backline after confirming the signing of centre-back Luis Hernández on Tuesday. The 27-year-old joins from English champions Leicester City after enduring an unhappy six months in the East Midlands du
Malaga's defensive crisis is about to be eased with the arrival of centre-back Martín Demichelis, who has rejoined the club on a free transfer some three and a half years after he left.
The 36-year-old was a free agent after having his contract wit
It wasn't the start new Malaga head coach Marcelo Romero would have hoped for as his side fell to a 3-1 defeat at Balaídos on Sunday night.
Romero rung the changes, reinstating Carlos Kameni in goal but after just seven minutes, he was beaten. Shar
The vacancy left by Weligton's departure from the first-team squad was filled on Wednesday evening when the club announced the loan signing of Adalberto Peñaranda.
The 19-year-old Venezuelan joins on loan from English club Watford, for whom he sign
Marcelo 'Gato' Romero was presented as Juande Ramos' replacement as head coach last Friday and was keen to get on with business. He came across as humble, yet showed conviction that he is the right man for the job. He is, after all, not a beginner in
It was a game that no one was looking forward to. With nothing to play for, and with the home crowd at La Rosaleda baying for blood, Malaga put in a performance that matched the atmosphere as they lost 3-0 to Deportivo Alavés in the Sunday lunchtime