Barcelona sets out every season to win every trophy possible. The Spanish Copa del Rey is no different.
In the quarterfinals, the club will have a tough opponent in Malaga. This is quite a jump from the previous victory over Segunda Division's Cordoba.
Still, the first leg should be an exciting battle as both sides look to get an early lead in the two-part quarterfinals.
When: Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Camp Nou, Spain
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These clubs might have some separation anxiety because this will be the second time that they will face each other in four days.
In Sunday's La Liga battle, Barcelona came out victorious with a 3-1 road win over Malaga. It was 3-0 until Diego Buonanotte scored in the 89th minute to make the final score look respectable.
Overall, Barcelona has not seen much of how the other half lives this season. The club has won an incredible 18 of 19 La Liga matches with only one draw coming against rival Real Madrid.
Malaga has had an impressive season so far, including a recent win over Real Madrid, and are currently No. 5 in the league table. Unfortunately, there might simply be too big of a gap at the top.
Lionel Messi by himself might have been too much for the opposing club to handle offensively, but adding in Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas and others almost makes this unfair.
On the other hand, Malaga has the top defense in La Liga, only allowing 16 goals in 19 matches. Goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero has been impressive in goal and the defense has done a good job keeping the ball away from him.
This is what it will take for the underdog to pull the upset. Unfortunately, the club simply does not have the athleticism to keep Barcelona off the scoreboard for too long.
Prediction: Barcelona 2, Malaga 0