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Barcelona 0-1 Málaga

Malaga goal from Jiminez Lopez
Juanmi scores Malaga's winning goal at the Nou Camp to give them their fifth away victory of the season in La Liga

Barcelona missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they suffered a shock home defeat to seventh-placed Malaga.

Juanmi scored the seventh-minute winner following a Dani Alves mistake as Barcelona's 11-match winning run ended.

A second home league defeat of the season means Barcelona stay a point behind Real Madrid.

And it was far from ideal preparation for the Catalans' visit to Manchester City next Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Barcelona had scored 42 goals during their recent winning run - with top scorer Lionel Messi contributing 10 goals in his last five league games - but could not find one to cancel out Juanmi's early strike.

Alves inadvertently created the chance with a weak backpass to goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, which the 21-year-old intercepted to take the ball around the keeper and slot into the empty net for his fifth goal of the season.

The goalscorer almost made it 2-0 on the break with a shot that was saved by Bravo, before Barcelona piled on the pressure in the second half.

But despite dominating possession they were unable to create any clear-cut chances and overhaul Real Madrid who play at Elche on Sunday.

Having drawn 0-0 in the first league meeting of the season between the sides last September, Malaga became the first team since Getafe in 2007/08 to keep Barcelona scoreless over two games.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique:

"We're used to these kind of games.

"I'd like it to be an accident but it is becoming habit, the opposition close up and we can't find a way through.

"These kind of results are sometimes a good reminder that other sides have their qualities.

"You could consider this a deserved defeat."

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Bravo
  • 22Alves da SilvaSubstituted forMascheranoat 73'minutes
  • 3PiquéBooked at 79mins
  • 24Mathieu
  • 18AlbaBooked at 90mins
  • 12RafinhaBooked at 12minsSubstituted forRakiticat 63'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forPedroat 67'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez
  • 11NeymarBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 4Rakitic
  • 6Hernández
  • 7Pedro
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Bartra
  • 21Correia

Malaga

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Kameni
  • 18Rosales
  • 15Angeleri
  • 3Pena de OliveiraBooked at 49mins
  • 23Torres
  • 10da Luz HortaSubstituted forBarbosa Valenteat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 30Darder
  • 14García del PozoBooked at 62mins
  • 29Castillejo Azuaga
  • 7García SánchezSubstituted forBokaat 85'minutes
  • 11JuanmiSubstituted forAñor Acostaat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Guerra Rodríguez
  • 12Tissone
  • 13Ochoa
  • 17Barbosa Valente
  • 19Boka
  • 24Filipenko
  • 28Añor Acosta
Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera
Attendance:
78,276

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamMalaga
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 0, Málaga 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 0, Málaga 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona).

  4. Post update

    Duda (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Booking

    Duda (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

  10. Post update

    Juanpi (Málaga) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Rosales (Málaga).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Arthur Boka (Málaga) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Recio.

  14. Booking

    Neymar (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

  16. Post update

    Sergi Darder (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Málaga. Arthur Boka replaces Samuel.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Neymar.

  19. Post update

    Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Samu Castillejo (Málaga).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st February 2015

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