Barcelona vs. Malaga: La Liga Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Barcelona closed out their season with a comfortable 4-1 at Camp Nou against Malaga.
They were ahead within four minutes, Andres Iniesta and Pedro Rodriguez involved in creating the simplest of finishes for David Villa.
Ten minutes later Cesc Fabregas doubled their advantage, starting the move and finishing it with a drive from the edge of the area.
Martin Montoya got in on the act two minutes later, returning a cleared corner into the bottom corner on the half volley.
And Andres Iniesta wonderfully curled in a fourth in the second half, before Pedro Morales' exquisite volley got the visitors on the score sheet.
La Liga: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona 4-1 Malaga (Villa, Fabregas, Montoya, Iniesta - Morales)
Barcelona: Jose Pinto; Martin Montoya, Gerard Pique (Eric Abidal), Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta (Thiago Alcantara); Pedro Rodriguez, David Villa (Alexis Sanchez), Cesc Fabregas
Malaga: Willy Caballero; Jesus Gamez, Weligton, Diego Lugano, Eliseu; Joaquin (Seba Fernandez), Jeremy Toulalan, Ignacio Camacho, Isco (Javier Saviola); Julio Baptista, Roque Santa Cruz (Pedro Morales)
That's it from Camp Nou. Thanks for joining us this evening, and thanks for following our coverage throughout the season!
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Barcelona wrap up their season with a 4-1 win over Malaga, taking them to 100 points for the season -- equaling Real Madrid's total from last season.
Barcelona 4-1 Malaga
TWO MINUTES ADDED
90 -- More stops from Willy
First of all from Pedro, following an incisive reverse ball from Alexis, and then from Alexis himself, who scuffs a shot straight at Caballero.
88 -- Surging run from Abidal
A couple of one-twos and Abidal sprints from defense to the Malaga touchline, cutting a ball across goal for Pedro, who wins a corner... nothing comes from it though.
86 -- The end is nigh
Both teams can now see the finishing line of what has been, for both clubs, entertaining seasons -- the way they're passing it around wouldn't be described as urgent.
82 -- Chance for Alexis!
Xavi shifts it to Sanchez on the left, the Chilean drifts on to his right foot and bends one high and wide -- he was looking for the top right corner.
79 -- Great save by Pinto! Twice!
Baptista hits a dipping volley from 30 yards and forced Pinto into a wonderful save, then from the corner he makes a wonderful save from the same player's header.
In the meantime, Javier Saviola has replaced Isco.
78 -- Final Barcelona change
David Villa (will he play for the club again? It seems unlikely) is replaced by Alexis Sanchez.
75 -- Here comes Eric Abidal
On for his final appearance, and to a standing ovation, Eric Abidal replaces Pique. Emotional scenes at Camp Nou.
73 -- Malaga corner
Quick feet from Seba Fernandez, who slipped it inside to Morales who in turn sent Gamez racing down the right to win a corner... which was wasted.
71 -- Second change for Malaga
Joaquin is replaced by Seba Fernandez
70 -- Is it an own goal?
No, it's not. Jordi Alba's cross is deflected towards his own goal by Lugano, and it's an anxious few seconds as Malaga watch the ball drop on top of Willy's net.
64 -- Malaga should have had a second
Delicate footwork in the Barca box between Joaquin and Morales presents the latter with a shooting chance -- he drags it just wide of Pinto's post though.
61 -- Chance for Pedro
Fabregas lofts a pass over the Malaga defense, and Pedro arrives to prod a difficultly bouncing ball over the bar.
57 -- Malaga pull one back
Jesus Gamez clips in a tidy delivery from the right flank, but Pedro Morales' finish is outrageous. The attacking midfielder, on at half time, took it first time on the volley and smashed it past Pinto.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DEL MALAGA
55 -- Isco shaves the post!
Two wonderful touches to set himself up, and then Isco curls the ball just wide of Pinto's goal. It would have been another great strike to add to Barca's from tonight.
Then Barca make a change: Thiago for Iniesta.
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