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Daryl Finch

London (1991). A graduate from the University of Nottingham, Daryl has worked for SUR in English since 2014 as reporter, sub-editor and head of sport.

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13/05/2019 23:59

Sport

Ten-man Malaga keep play-off hopes alive

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

03/05/2019 17:26

Local

Fresh appeal launched to help find missing father and son

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

28/04/2019 09:23

Sport

New optimism, same result

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. 0 Malaga 1 Mal

16/04/2019 02:26

Sport

Home loss to relegation battlers spells the end for Muñiz

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. 1 Malaga Blanco

07/04/2019 09:47

Sport

Derby defeat spells disaster for Malaga

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. It was

29/03/2019 15:16

Sport

Narrow defeat but a positive start to Euro qualifying for Gibraltar

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. A

25/03/2019 20:10

Sport

Dani Pacheco rises to the occasion to gift Malaga a much-needed win

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

15/03/2019 10:39

Sport

Up next: Numancia

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

12/03/2019 10:35

Sport

Osasuna comeback win dents Malaga's hopes of automatic promotion

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. 1 MALAGA 2 OSASUNA Malaga: Munir; Ivá

03/03/2019 15:04

Sport

A point with a bitter aftertaste

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. 1 Cordoba

26/02/2019 21:39

LifeStyle

Following in Norman Bethune's footsteps

"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

25/02/2019 13:25

Sport

Keepers to the rescue as points are shared in promotion battle

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. 0 Malaga 0

22/02/2019 14:35

Sport

Wellens flies out the traps in Ruta del Sol defence

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

18/02/2019 16:33

Sport

Malaga back on the right track after tricky away day

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-

11/02/2019 09:35

Sport

Refereeing decisions cost Malaga who lose ground in promotion push

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

08/02/2019 17:04

Sport

Malaga let derby win slip in stoppage time

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. 1 Malaga Adrián (12') 1 Almeria Rioja (90+1') Malaga: Munir; Cifu, Diego Gon

28/01/2019 14:44

Sport

Munir saves a point for Malaga on tricky away day

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

28/01/2019 09:51

Sport

Djokovic inflicts humbling defeat on Nadal in Melbourne

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

19/01/2019 23:19

Sport

Harper header seals comeback win

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

14/01/2019 10:53

Sport

Normal service is resumed

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. 0 Zaragoza 2 Malaga Real Zaragoza: Cristian Álvarez; Benito, Guitián, Álex Muñoz, Lasur

11/01/2019 19:09

Sport

Brahim, the Malaga boy destined for the very top

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

11/01/2019 12:34

Local

The Three Kings bring joy to the Costa del Sol

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

07/01/2019 09:51

Sport

Embarrassing defeat leaves Malaga trailing in promotion push again

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

04/01/2019 16:47

Sport

Back on the right track

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

21/12/2018 16:16

LifeStyle

21 December 1983: Spain pull off unlikely win to reach Euro '84

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

14/12/2018 23:25

Sport

Malaga the victors in hard-fought derby

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

08/12/2018 23:42

Sport

Malaga strike back in the nick of time to break away hoodoo

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

07/12/2018 14:32

Local

SUR recognises Malaga's brightest and best

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

01/12/2018 22:39

Sport

Malaga's 100% home record ends with defeat in Andalusian derby

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. 0 MALAGA 1 GRA

26/11/2018 00:18

Sport

Well-drilled Extremadura prolong Malaga's poor run on the road

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

17/11/2018 20:34

Sport

Home run continues as Malaga return to winning ways

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,

16/11/2018 09:14

LifeStyle

16 November 1491: The mystery of the Holy Child of La Guardia

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

14/11/2018 13:10

Sport

Late lapse costs Malaga valuable away win

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

03/11/2018 23:58

Sport

Malaga surrender top spot after incident-packed loss to Osasuna

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

02/11/2018 13:48

Sport

A late-blooming passion leads to a call-up for the regional team

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

29/10/2018 23:52

Sport

Blanco Leschuk double returns Malaga to winning ways

After last week's slip up in Elche, Malaga returned to their imperious best with a complete performance against Numancia on Monday night. 2 Malaga 0 Numancia Malaga: Munir; Iván, Luis Hernández, Pau Torres, Ricca; Juanpi (Héctor

16/10/2018 14:20

Sport

England stun Spain and throw Nations League group wide open

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. Spain's new-l

12/10/2018 23:15

Sport

Blanco Leschuk inspires comeback win

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

08/10/2018 09:03

Sport

Honours even at Riazor in top-of-the-table clash

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

17/09/2018 13:22

National

British ambassador calms fears of a 'no-deal Brexit' in open letter

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

15/09/2018 21:29

Sport

Malaga return to winning ways

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

11/09/2018 23:50

Sport

World Cup finalists no match for new-look Spain

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

11/09/2018 21:21

Sport

Malaga crash out of the Copa del Rey at the first hurdle - again

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

08/09/2018 23:52

Sport

Comeback Wembley win gives Luis Enrique the perfect start

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

08/09/2018 21:13

Sport

Blanco Leschuk maintains Malaga's perfect start

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. Following the

07/09/2018 14:36

Sport

Luis Enrique rings the changes for first La Roja squad

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

04/09/2018 00:04

Sport

Malaga survive late scare to maintain 100 per cent record

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

31/08/2018 09:44

Sport

Malaga helps get La Vuelta off the line

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

24/08/2018 00:35

Sport

Substitutes combine to make it two wins from two for Malaga

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

10/08/2018 18:10

Travel

The time to shine

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

20/07/2018 19:17

Sport

Munir, Malaga's third summer signing

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

16/07/2018 19:07

Sport

Djokovic ends Nadal's Wimbledon adventure in classic encounter

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

11/07/2018 23:19

Sport

The dream is over

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

25/06/2018 09:16

Sport

England through to the next round after rampant rout of Panama

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.

22/06/2018 15:52

Sport

Hierro restores order for Spain at the World Cup

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

15/06/2018 22:47

Sport

Cristiano hat-trick taints Hierro's first match as Spain coach

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

15/06/2018 14:49

Sport

World Cup 2018: The world's finest lock horns all over again

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

15/06/2018 13:43

Sport

The ultimate football feast kicks off

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

13/06/2018 19:01

Sport

Fernando Hierro, new Spain coach

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

08/06/2018 13:20

Sport

En-Nesyri earns surprise late call-up for the Morocco WC squad

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. En-Nesyri

04/06/2018 18:31

Sport

Isco, only the third player from Malaga to go to a World Cup

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

18/05/2018 19:45

LifeStyle

18 May 1680: The ultimate blueprint for empire building is published

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.

18/05/2018 16:27

Sport

Liverpool stars soak up the sun ahead of showcase final

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

13/05/2018 20:12

Sport

Further woe inflicted on Malaga with drubbing at Espanyol

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

06/05/2018 14:42

Sport

Alavés cruise to victory against below-par Malaga

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

30/04/2018 23:45

Sport

Chance missed to get off the foot of the table

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

27/04/2018 14:36

Sport

"The Malaga spirit never dies!"

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. ·The video can be seen on our Twitter (@SUR_English) and Facebook (surenglish) accounts. This is why SUR and SUR Deportes this week

23/04/2018 17:22

Sport

"Saying 'sorry' is not enough"

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

06/04/2018 23:23

Sport

Late heartbreak for Malaga in key relegation battle

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

06/04/2018 15:46

Travel

City tripping and toe dipping

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

01/04/2018 22:13

Sport

Another Easter miracle?

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

29/03/2018 00:06

Sport

Casino Admiral Trophy approaches its climax

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

28/03/2018 23:57

Sport

Isco bags first hattrick in historic rout of Argentina

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

18/03/2018 23:02

Sport

Malaga's losing run comes to an end

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

19/02/2018 18:33

Sport

Wellens comes out on top in the Ruta del Sol

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

17/02/2018 23:28

Sport

A tale of two halves

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

10/02/2018 18:46

Sport

Early Griezmann goal sends Malaga one step closer to the drop

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

09/02/2018 18:32

Sport

EIC victorious in cross country championship

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

05/02/2018 23:56

Sport

A cruel blow to Malaga's bid for survival

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

05/02/2018 18:31

Sport

Three wins on the bounce for the Fuengirola Lions

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

01/02/2018 20:30

Sport

Spain, strong favourites for Davis Cup victory

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

29/01/2018 19:02

Sport

Brown Ideye completes Malaga loan

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

26/01/2018 19:50

Sport

The road to salvation for Malaga

"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

26/01/2018 18:35

Sport

Countdown begins to Davis Cup clash at Puente Romano

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

14/01/2018 14:01

Sport

José González, the man tasked with saving Malaga

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

13/01/2018 13:48

Sport

Malaga sack head coach Míchel

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

13/01/2018 00:34

Sport

Malaga's worrying freefall continues

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

12/01/2018 12:10

Sport

"Quitting would be the easy option"

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." W

08/01/2018 23:40

Sport

Míchel out of ideas as Malaga's slide to Segunda continues

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

22/12/2017 10:48

LifeStyle

Nativity scenes and carols usher in the festive period

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

22/12/2017 01:13

Sport

Major setback for Malaga in relegation 'six-pointer'

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

18/12/2017 23:20

Sport

Betis bring Malaga crashing back down to earth

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

10/12/2017 18:09

Sport

An unexpected boost far from home

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

08/12/2017 09:20

What to do

Peter the Great's frigate open to the public in Malaga this Saturday

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

04/12/2017 12:32

Sport

Barona Fuengirola top Andalusian inline hockey league

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

02/12/2017 13:25

Sport

Fans turn on Míchel after dire home draw

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

01/12/2017 14:05

Sport

Defensive reinforcements imminent at Malaga

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

01/12/2017 12:32

Sport

Double international success for Aloha College

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

28/11/2017 22:33

Sport

Malaga crash out of the Copa del Rey with underwhelming draw

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

27/11/2017 12:29

Sport

The Fuengirola Lions, new leaders of the Liga Sur

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

25/11/2017 16:26

Sport

Míchel's men give Real a rough ride at the Bernabéu

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

10/11/2017 17:14

Sport

Kit controversy blights build-up to Spain friendly in Malaga

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

06/11/2017 17:49

Sport

A mixed start as Fuengirola Lions get league defence under way

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

30/10/2017 15:43

Sport

A victory at long last

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

27/10/2017 12:16

LifeStyle

#instacool

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

21/10/2017 23:20

Sport

Refereeing decisions cost Malaga at the Camp Nou

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

20/10/2017 13:45

Sport

Míchel receives vote of confidence from Husillos

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

16/10/2017 15:18

Sport

Another game, another defeat for Malaga

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

30/09/2017 19:50

Sport

No derby joy for Malaga

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

17/09/2017 00:04

Sport

Improved Malaga can't spoil Atlético's party

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

15/09/2017 18:46

Sport

International inline hockey back in Fuengirola

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

11/09/2017 23:39

Sport

Winless Malaga fall into the drop zone

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

01/09/2017 18:07

LifeStyle

The Malaga fine art collection makes way for Picasso

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

31/08/2017 20:34

Sport

Malaga province welcomes the Vuelta a España

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

26/08/2017 23:41

Sport

A change of shape but no change of fortune

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

11/08/2017 18:24

Sport

Lazio claim the Costa del Sol Trophy

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

06/08/2017 16:23

Sport

Al-Thani publicly shuts down move for Javi García

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

04/08/2017 19:26

Sport

A new era for Malaga, with new captains

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

28/07/2017 20:55

LifeStyle

Luis Aragonés, architect of Spain's footballing domination, is born

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

21/07/2017 18:11

Sport

Malaga to kick off LaLiga season at home to Eibar

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

11/07/2017 19:18

Sport

Rafa Nadal bows out after mammoth five-hour clash

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

05/07/2017 16:32

Sport

Deal agreed with Wolfsburg for Ignacio Camacho departure

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

05/07/2017 16:28

Sport

One in one out; Borja Bastón replaces Sandro in Malaga's frontline

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

30/06/2017 19:46

Local

Brexpats press ambassador on the lack of official information

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

29/06/2017 12:50

LifeStyle

"I feel like I have several homes"

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

23/06/2017 15:46

LifeStyle

23 June 2016: The UK votes to leave the EU in a historic referendum

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. Europ

12/06/2017 20:30

Sport

Hundreds of bodybuilders descend on Marbella

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

28/05/2017 11:15

Sport

Luis Enrique bows out with Copa del Rey final win over Alavés

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

26/05/2017 17:34

Sport

Lessons to be learned

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

26/05/2017 13:00

National

Silence across the country to remember the victims

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

22/05/2017 18:12

Sport

Real Madrid bag the title on a big day for Malaga old boys

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. It w

19/05/2017 20:34

LifeStyle

19 May 1939: A show of strength from the new regime

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

19/05/2017 20:17

Sport

Who needs what from the title decider at La Rosaleda?

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

03/05/2017 16:00

Sport

Derby goal fest adds to Malaga's holiday cheer

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

28/04/2017 15:55

Local

Full house for Cudeca's 25th anniversary classical concert

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

22/04/2017 15:53

Sport

Sandro inspires comfortable home win

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

21/04/2017 13:34

LifeStyle

21 April 2005: Congress passes gay marriage reform bill

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

31/03/2017 15:17

Travel

Tangier: colourful past, vibrant future

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.

31/03/2017 14:19

Travel

Morocco, closer than ever before

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

24/03/2017 12:11

LifeStyle

24 March 1988: Gibraltar elects Joe Bossano as Chief Minister

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

24/02/2017 18:46

Sport

A victory, at long last

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

07/02/2017 15:39

Sport

Malaga looking over their shoulders after latest home defeat

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

03/02/2017 19:17

Local

The English Cemetery welcomes the British Ambassador

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

03/02/2017 14:37

Sport

José Rodríguez joins to reinforce Malaga's midfield

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

31/01/2017 15:55

Sport

José Rodríguez joins to reinforce Malaga's midfield

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

27/01/2017 18:04

Sport

Nadal sets up Federer final in the Australian Open

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

25/01/2017 18:00

Sport

Malaga react, but with no reward

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

24/01/2017 21:02

Sport

Malaga sign Luis Hernández from English champions Leicester

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

18/01/2017 18:04

Sport

Martín Demichelis completes Malaga return

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

17/01/2017 10:31

Sport

New era, same old problems

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

06/01/2017 13:57

Sport

Romero: "I'm capable of taking this project forward"

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

11/05/2010 13:35

Sport

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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