Countdown begins to the Copa de la Reina final in Malaga

The presentation of the match last Thursday.
The presentation of the match last Thursday. / RFEF
  • The finale of the biggest cup competition in Spanish women's football will see Barcelona take on Logroño at La Rosaleda this Saturday

Malaga will become the centre of women's football in Spain this Saturday, 13 February, as it hosts the final of the Copa de la Reina at La Rosaleda stadium.

The match, which will be played behind closed doors, will be the first women's match to be played at the stadium in its history. It will also be the first women's final to be played in a Champions League stadium.

It's a duel that will pit reigning La Liga champions Barcelona (with 16 domestic titles) against underdogs Logroño, who have reached the final for the first time.

The event was presented last Thursday at the Andalusian Institute of Sport (IAD) in Malaga and was attended by the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales; the Andalusian regional minister for Education and Sport, Javier Imbroda; the vice-president of the Malaga provincial government, Juan Carlos Maldonado; and the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre.

Maldonado said: "There have been many finals for which Malaga has been chosen. It's not going to be done in the way we had planned, but it will still go ahead thanks to all of our efforts. Events like this motivate us to continue working for women's equality."

Rubiales concluded the event by highlighting the involvement of the institutions: "The Junta, the Diputación and Malaga city council are a great example of how to coordinate and organise events. Malaga has always been there, ready."

The match, which kicks off at 5.30pm, will be broadcast on free-to-watch Teledeporte.