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THU 24.07.2014 | NEWS

An intense first day for Málaga in Adelaide

The Andalusian side have spent their first day on Australian soil. Two training sessions, and exhibition of Australian football and various greetings have filled the club's diary.


THU 24.07.2014

Málaga CF have now spent their first full day in Adelaide. After arriving in the South Australia capital on Wednesday, the Andalusian side had a day full of commitments.
The day started at 10:30 local time, with a light training session at the Santos Stadium. After the long journey from Madrid, Málaga boss Javi Gracia prepared a morning session with ball and fitness work. After an hour of training, Javi Gracia, Roque Santa Cruz and Marcos Angeleri went to the Oval Stadium, where Friday's game will be played, to talk to the press, alongside representatives of Adelaide United FC. The two Málaga players also humoured those present by trying their hand at Australian Rules Football.
At 16:50, again local time, Sergi Darder, on behalf of the side, hosted a visit from the Casa de España in Australia. The central midfielder received a shield with three boomerangs. The club wanted to thank the way they were received, and in doing so presented them with a shirt signed by the team.
Later on, the entire squad then went to the Oval Stadium to undertake a second training session of the day. It was more intense than the morning session, after all the objective of of pre-season is to pick up the necessary rhythm for the start of the league season.
Whilst the players exercised in the spectacular Adelaide stadium, the directors of the club, headed up by Francisco Martín, were received at the city hall by mayor Stephen Yarwood and a large representation of Adelaide United. After, the Málaga travelling party had dinner in their hotel and the players relaxed in their rooms ahead of tomorrow's game.
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