Malaga vs. Anderlecht: Preview and TV schedule

Claudio Villa

Malaga are already guaranteed top spot in Group C, but Anderlecht have a Europa League spot to play for.

Malaga have guaranteed themselves top spot in the group with a game left over, but Anderlecht are level on points with Zenit St. Petersburg and will need to better their result or overturn their goal difference deficit to progress.

Anderlecht will fancy their chances, with Zenit facing a tricky away game at AC Milan and Malaga in a bad run of form, having lost two consecutive games for the first time in the season and only having two wins in their last ten games, although Manuel Pellegrini insists his side will be trying to win the game.

Anderlecht coach John van dem Brom says that he will be happy with his players even if they finish bottom of the group, and says he believes that Malaga are "better than us" and "will want to show why they are top of the group."

Malaga injuries and suspensions

Out: Martin Demichelis (suspended), Javier Saviola (muscular), Nacho Monreal (back). In doubt: Julio Baptista (achilles)

Anderlecht injuries and suspensions

No players unavailable.

Julio Baptista could feature for Malaga after returning from a lengthy achilles injury which has kept him out for the season so far. Anderlecht, meanwhile, have a full squad to choose from after welcoming back Olexandr Yakovenko and Olivier Deschacht from minor injuries.

Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: LaRosaleda, Malaga, Spain

TV: Fox Soccer Plus (U.S.), Sky Sports Red Button (U.K.), C+ Liga de Campiones, Canal + Yomvi (Spain), Club RTL (Belgium)

Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.)
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