Malaga vs. Barcelona: Primera Liga Live Score, Highlights, Recap
La Roselada—Andalusia, Spain
Malaga 0-1 Barcelona
Gerardo Martino's Barcelona claimed a hard-fought victory over Malaga on Sunday night, escaping la Roselada with a 1-0 scoreline.
Els Blaugrana dominated possession for long periods but could only convert once, the goal coming from Adriano's long-range wonderstrike, and los Boquerones posed a threat all game long.
Fabrice Olunga came closest to levelling for the visitors, but struck the post after wonderful work from Roque Santa Cruz.
Barca claim a 1-0 victory over Malaga and make it six points from six!
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91'—Big chance for Barca!
Neymar weaves his way into the box and fires goalward, but a crucial block takes it over the bar!
90'—BIG BIG CHANCE FOR MALAGA!
Gamez crosses from the right and Valdes saves a header from point-blank range, then claims the second shot from distance. Heart in mouth stuff!
Jesus Gamez squares up to Neymar, who does well to ignore the Spaniard completely. Gamez walking a tightrope on a yellow there!
Sergi Roberto comes on for Andres Iniesta
He wiggles past one challenge, then takes on Sergio Sanchez. The defender should be off but he's lucky, and Willy saves Neymar's great strike from the free kick.
75'—Double Substitution! (Malaga)
Camacho off, Sebastian on
Fabrice off, Morales on
67'—OFF THE POST! SO CLOSE!
Malaga counter, Santa Cruz surges into the box and rounds the keeper. He plays it across goal and Fabrice, the 17-year-old, hits the base of the post!
Pedro OFF, NEYMAR ON!
Pawlowski off, Eliseu on
60'—Cesc goes down under a heavy challenge from two Malaga players, one of which is Sergio Sanchez, and the former is booked. Not happy.
56'—OFF THE BAR!
Xavi fires in a free kick, Pique directs it goalward (with his back) and it strikes the top of the bar!
50'—Two saves from Willy already as he claims two shots at goal with ease. Barca have started fluidly, Malaga a little disjointed.
Dani Alves in, Adriano off. Thigh injury.
45'—Second half is underway!
Barca lead 1-0 thanks to Adriano's strike. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half!
GOAL! BARCELONA TAKE THE LEAD!
Alexis receives the ball out wide, plays it inside to Adriano. He steps inside and strikes it, left-footed, into the bottom left corner. A bending, sumptuous effort. Absolutely stunning!
42'—Barca loft a corner in and Pique wins the header. It's a low effort and Willy blocks it, but spills the ball and gathers at the second attempt. Just as I was singing his praises...
40'—Malaga's turn to pressure.
A free kick is cleared for a corner and Barca half-deal with it. It's fired back in just wide of Valdes' post, and los Boquerones are growing into this!
36'—WHAT A SAVE!
It's offside, but this is still incredibly.
Iniesta picks Alexis out on the right-hand side, and the Chilean nods it across goal. Cesc's header is saved a point-blank range by Willy.
34'—Sergio Sanchez is current playing the part of superman in central defence: aerially brilliant, tracking well. Barca patient, probing, but no way through yet.
Antunes fires goalward from a free kick 25 yards out, near post, and Valdes produces a super save to ensure his sheet remains clean!
26'—Iniesta weaves through two challenges and shoots, but Willy is fully behind it and saves with ease. That's a sighter.
22'—Past the twenty-minute mark and we're goalless—much to Malaga's credit. They've offered very little offensively, but tracked and marked studiously.
18'—Chance for Barca!
Pedro drops in between the right-back and centre-back, and Cesc plays a perfect through-ball into his path. His first touch is heavy, and where he expected to round the 'keeper, Willy gathered well.
13'—Chances for Barca!
Neat buildup on the left see the away side produce three chances, but Malaga hold strong. Fantastic defending from Antunes, who tracked Alexis Sanchez into the box and cleared from three yards!
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