ANDY SCHREUR - Monday, November 26, 2012
Oguchi Onyewu and Málaga enter Tuesday's second leg of the Copa del Rey up 4-3 on aggregate over third division Cacereño.
Onyewu scored the opening goal of a wild first round affair, which featured seven total goals and a red card. Málaga will be looking to put away upset-minded Cacereño when they host the return leg at La Rosaleda Stadium.
Málaga are coming off a 4-0 rout of Valencia on Saturday and will be anxious to put away the visitors, especially with four away goals in their pocket. Cacereño will have to count on exploiting the occasionally porous Málaga defense and will need to press for goals to pull off a major upset of one of the best clubs in Spain.
Onyewu figures to start in the match, which will provide rest to either Martin Demichelis or Weligton in central defense. A spot in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals awaits the winner, and Málaga will be eager to continue their cup run following their recent qualification for the knockout stage in the Champions League.