P. L. ALONSO / F. MORGADO malaga cf
At 37 years of age and in his tenth season with the club, Weligton, a mainstay in the side's defence has taken the unusual step of offering up his spot in the squad. The Brazilian announced on Monday that he would step aside to vacate a spot ... (in the absence of Duda) but since the tail end of last season, he has been increasingly struggling for fitness. He has been out of the side since November, when he had to undergo surgery on his right knee. Weligton was a shadow of his former self ... during the preseason Carranza trophy and found himself on the bench for the opening game of the season against Osasuna. His only appearance this campaign came against Villarreal (0-2, 10 September) when he looked off the pace and gave away a penalty.