After a disastrous summer for Malaga CF, there was finally some good news on Wednesday when Spanish football federation (RFEF) announced that the club would not be facing a points deduction.
Following Malaga’s 1-0 victory at El Sardinero on 17 August, their defeated opponents Racing Santander filed a complaint that the Malaga squad on the day didn’t comply with league regulations. Racing argued that the match day squad exceeded the six youth players allowed (there were nine in total).
For their part, however, Malaga maintained that only five participated in the match (Ismael, Keidi and Hugo started with Luis Muñoz and Ramón coming off the bench) and that the rules only stipulate “active participants” in the game.
Gonzalo, Cristo, Iván Jaime and Hicham were all unused substitutes on the day.
Spanish football’s governing body ruled in favour of Malaga and the complaint has been officially shelved.