...and defender David Lombán extending their contracts until the end of the season.
On-loan forwards Armando Sadiku and Sergio Buenacasa have also extended their loans from Levante and Mallorca, respectively, primarily because they would have been
Rodríguez to Maccabi Haifa after being allowed to leave on a free despite having contracts in place.
Defender Mikel Villanueva left for Santa Clara after his contract expired, while top scorer Armando Sadiku joined Erzurumspor and Sergio Buenacasa headed
Despite there being no permanent head coach currently in place, Malaga have moved in the transfer market this week. The loan arrival of striker Sergio Buenacasa, 23, was announced on Saturday - the club's first arrival this winter window.
The ... striker joins on loan from Mallorca until the end of the season after his loan to Segunda rivals Ponferradina was cut short over lack of playing time, in part due to injury.
Buenacasa joins with no option to buy.
This comes after attacking midfielder
...game sealed their Segunda status for another year, coach Sergio Pellicer fielded a much-changed eleven this time around with starts for goalkeeper Gonzalo Crettaz, Renato Santos, Esteban Rolón, Cristo Romero and Sergio Buenacasa.
...could not control his low shot which fizzed wide of the post.
Midway through the second half, Malaga’s best chance of stealing an unlikely away victory arrived when forward Sergio Buenacasa, in for Sadiku, headed straight at Dimitrievski, following
...will now return to parent club Levante in La Liga, leaving a goalscoring void in his wake unless a suitable striking replacement is found.
The number nine's future absence is only the tip of the iceberg, however. Forward Sergio Buenacasa has also
...have done any more with what we had. I'm happy."
After six departures (Hugo Vallejo, Keko, José Rodríguez, Iván, Lorenzo and Álex Mula) and two arrivals (Sergio Buenacasa and Tete Morente), the club raised one million euros - still short of the two
Muñoz, Mikel Villanueva and David Lómban; winger Aarón Ñíguez, who joined just before the lockdown started so hasn't played yet; and on-loan attackers Sergio Buenacasa and Armando Sadiku). While the club would like to retain their services, the drop in
Buenacasa replaced Sadiku to provide the attack with some new energy. However, it was not Malaga’s day.
Luis Suárez, second right, after he bagged the winning goal on Sunday.Ñito Salas
With the clock ticking down, it was a defensive error that led to ... force one last chance as he flicked the ball to the back post where Morente was primed for a volley. The winger, however, miscued his effort and it deflected out for a goal kick off Buenacasa.
The frustrating loss for Malaga ends a four-match streak
Midfielders. Adrián, Boulahroud, Tete Morente, Renato Santos, Rolón, Juanpi, Dani Pacheco, Benkhemassa.
Forwards. Sadiku, Buenacasa, Antoñín.
Youth players. Luis Muñoz, Keidi, Hicham, Kellyan, Gonzalo, Ismael, Cristo, Juande, Ramón, Iván ... option to buy.
Limited squad places
These moves only freed up space for three new players to be registered. The first was filled early in the window with the arrival of forward Sergio Buenacasa. The 23-year-old joined on loan from Mallorca until the