Groundhopping.se
 
Home Grounds Grounds - Google Maps Planned matches Matches 2017 Matches 2016 Matches 2015 Matches 2014 Matches 2013 Matches 2012 Matches 2011 Matches 2010 Matches 2009 Matches 2008 Matches 2007 About Contact Links Guestbook

Málaga

Ground: Estadio La Rosaleda

Visits: 1

Date: 20th February 2017

Match: Málaga - Las Palmas  2-1  (Primera División)

Attendance: 20 345

At 13.30 my bus, from La Linea de la Conceptión, arrived at the bus station in Málaga. From the bus station it took me 20 minutes to walk to my hotel in central Málaga. Four different hotels in as many days is not ideal but this time around I had to do it this way. My final game on the trip was Málaga v Las Palmas at Estadio La Rosaleda. The ground was a 25-minute walk from the hotel but since I only had to follow the canal it was a straightforward walk. I took a few exterior pictures before going back to the hotel for a deserved rest. Kick-off at Estadio La Rosaleda was at 20.45 and around 19.00 I was back outside the ground. As was the case in Sevilla plenty of people asked me if I wanted to buy a ticket. Fellow Swedish groundhopper Hasse, partly based in Valencia, has told med this happens at every ground in Spain and it is normally possible to get a cheap, otherwise not used, ticket this way. I had already purchased a ticket though. The turnstiles opened an hour before kick-off and I went inside to take pictures of the empty stands. As I then tried to find my seat I could not find it. I was in section 246 but there were no signs displaying sections. Instead there were Vomotorios but my ticket, which was in English, did not show Vomitoria. I asked a steward who said my seat was most likely in the lower tier. Once there I was shown my seat but I was still a bit puzzled since I was in sure I had bought a ticket in the upper tier. A few minutes later a season ticket holder showed up and said I was in his seat. Total confusion and no one around us could speak English. Two stewards eventually came but did not know where my seat was. A head steward was called to the scene and she said I should be in the upper tier. Once back in the upper tier I could finally be escorted to my seat! Still no signs showing section 246 though.

There have been many dodgy decisions against Málaga recently and as the game was about to start there were very loud chanst directed at the referees and the Spanish FA. The atmosphere was very hostile and three times the announcer said something about respect etc. The response was of course even more anger. Las Palmas brought around 30 fans to Estadio La Rosaleda and in the 19th minute they could celebrate, 0-1 from a free-kick. Málaga fought back though and before half-time it was 2-1 to the home team. The second of those goals came from a great counter-attack. In the second half both teams hit the woodwork and all in all this was by far the most entertaining game of my trip. The atmosphere was also much better than I had expected and of the 10 domestic games I have attended in Spain this is the best atmosphere so far. The 20 345 present at Estadio La Rosaleda were pleased when the final whistle was blown. 2-1 and three points for Málaga. Around 11pm I was back at my hotel and after good nights sleep I did some sightseeing in central Málaga before flying home on Tuesday afternoon.

Street-city-centre.JPG

Street in the city centre

Palacio-Episcopal.JPG

Palacio Episcopal

Cathedral.JPG  Cathedral2.jpg

Cathedral

Cathedral1.JPG

Cathedral

Cathedral4.JPG

Cathedral

Alcazaba.JPG

Alcazaba

Alcazaba2.JPG

Alcazaba

Harbour.JPG

Harbour

Harbour1.JPG

Harbour

Estadio-La-Rosaleda.JPG

Estadio La Rosaleda

Estadio-La-Rosaleda2.JPG

Estadio La Rosaleda

Gol-rear.JPG

Rear of the Gol

Ticket-office.JPG

Ticket office

Malaga-CF.JPG

Málaga CF

Tribuna-rear.JPG

Rear of Tribuna

Tribuna-rear2.JPG

Rear of Tribuna

Souvenirs.JPG

Souvenirs

Las-Palmas-fans.JPG

Las Palmas fans

Gol.JPG

Gol

Tribuna.JPG

Tribuna

Fondo.JPG

Fondo

Estadio-La-Rosaleda-vy.JPG

View of Estadio La Rosaleda

Avspark.JPG

Kick-off

English-flag.JPG

English flag

Gol2.JPG

Gol

Malagafans.JPG

Málaga fans

Banner.JPG

Banner

Spelbild1.JPG

View of play

Las-Palmas-fans2.JPG

Las Palmas

Tribuna2.JPG

Tribuna

Spelbild2.JPG

View of play

Fondo2.JPG

Fondo

Pano-Estadio-La-Rosaleda5.JPG

Pano

Pano-Estadio-La-Rosaleda6.JPG

Pano