• Malaga are without a win in three home league meetings with Atletico (D2 L1), failing to score a single goal in all three games.
  • Diego Simeone has won more games than any other La Liga manager since his debut in January 2012, which came at La Rosaleda (48 wins).
  • The Red-and-Whites have gone 201 minutes of La Liga football at La Rosaleda without scoring; Tiago got their last goal there in a 3-0 win back in 2010.
  • Malaga would be in the relegation zone were it not for Roque Santa Cruz’s goals (14 points), while Atleti would be 15 points behind Barcelona in fourth place (31 points) without Diego Costa’s goals.
  • Malaga have won more points in their last three games (seven) than they had mustered in the previous eight (five).
  • Atletico need four points from the next two games to become only the third team in La Liga history to take 50 points from the opening half of a single season.
  • Malaga’s last four league goals have all been scored with the head, with the last three all assisted by Duda.
  • Diego Costa scored 27 league goals in 2013; only one fewer than Lionel Messi (28).
  • Bernd Schuster has only lost three of his nine meetings with Atletico as a La Liga manager (W5 D1).