The Spanish side conceded two late goals to German Champions Borussia Dortmund in the final minutes, having seen the semi-finals right before their eyes with a 2-1 lead.
But as their debut season in the Champions League ends, don’t forget that they will now have to wait their time before they make another European appearance.That’s because earlier this season UEFA punished them for failing to meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
They are currently banned from playing in the next season of European football that they qualify for. So whether they finished in Spain’s five this season or three seasons, they will still have to wait until the next occasion.
Malaga received the ban for as UEFA said;
“Due to the presence of significant overdue payables balances.”
However, Malaga have recently claimed that they will be able to ‘sort the ban out’ before they end being restricted from European competition.
But with UEFA seemingly having a very strong stance on the Financial Fair Play rules this looks a long shot for Malaga. So as enjoyable as their time in the Champions League was this season, it’s likely to be a while again until we see Malaga in either the Champions League or Europa League again.
More so, their financial restrictions going forward combined with this UEFA ban means more stars are likely to leave; with the likes of Nacho Monreal and Santi Carzola having already departed to Arsenal within the past year. Rumours suggest that midfielder Isco, who will be 21 later this month, is likely to be the next notable departure.