Champions League Comes to the Costa Del Sol

Top class football comes to Andalusia this autumn as the local football club Malaga CF make their debut among the giants of the Champions League.

With Spain the current kings of the football world as reigning world and European champions, the domestic focus has traditionally been on the behemoths of Barcelona and Real Madrid. But, following new investment from their new Qatari owners the relative minnows of Malaga CF joined the ranks of football’s elite clubs by finishing 4th in La Liga, Spain’s equivalent to the Premier League, their highest ever league position – and a first ever qualification to the Champions League.

This is a real boost for the Andalusian region. The Champions League is the blue ribbon event in club football and offers, for the very first time, the chance for locals and visitors to experience the crème de la crème of world football in this most rarefied and elite of competitions.

With Estadio La Rosaleda, their home stadium, a mere 45 minute drive from the centre of Marbella, top flight football has become another major attraction for visitors to the Costa Del Sol. The chance to combine the costal pleasures of Marbella and the surrounding areas with opportunity to catch some of the finest football on the continent will surely appeal to the many footballing loving tourists who head to Spain. And, with the football season played through the autumn and winter months this can be another compelling attraction for those who are looking to escape the cold and wet of the UK or Northern Europe for a winter break. With the mild Marbella winters and the lure of a Spanish football fiesta just along the motorway in Malaga, it’s yet more reason to see the Costa Del Sol as one of the premier, year round destinations anywhere in continental Europe.

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