MALAGA’S exciting young player Isco Alarcon is amongst the three finalists for the prestigious European Golden Boy award.
The prize names the best under-21 player in Europe. The Malagueno has made the final three along with Milan striker, El Shaarawi and Atletico de Madrid goalkeeper, Courtois.
The Golden Boy 2012, chosen by a panel of 30 journalists from 20 European countries, will be revealed just before Christmas. Meanwhile Malaga has qualified for the next round of the Spanish Cup.
Their 4-3 away victory in the first leg against Cacereño proved enough to send them through despite losing at home to a Chapi goal on Tuesday. More than 13,000 fans braved the chilly weather for the match, only to see Malaga lose 1-0. But the four away goals they had scored proved to be enough to see them through.
Malaga can travel to Getafe for Saturday’s match in good heart following their 4-0 home win against Valencia. That result puts them back into fourth place in the league.