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Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

Gerard Pique
Barcelona's goalless draw against Malaga was their first since a stalemate against Espanyol in January

Barcelona were held to a goalless draw by Malaga in La Liga as they missed the presence of influential forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Suarez was suspended for the stalemate at the Nou Camp and Messi missed out following a bout of illness.

Gerard Pique put the ball in the net for Barca but it was flagged for offside while Andre Gomes hit a post.

Malaga finished the match with nine men after Diego Llorente and Juan Carlos were both shown red cards.

Llorente was sent off for a late tackle on Neymar in the 68th minute while Carlos was dismissed for dissent in injury time.

Barcelona monopolised possession in the contest and had 28 attempts at goal but struggled to break down a resolute Malaga defence.

Barca centre-back Pique, who was thrown up front in the final 10 minutes as Luis Enrique's side adopted a more direct approach, saw a late penalty appeal turned down by the referee.

Malaga's best chance came just before the hour mark when Carlos rounded Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but could only strike the side netting from a tight angle.

Barcelona remain in second place but trail leaders Real Madrid by four points after their 3-0 win at city rivals Atletico.

Earlier, Sevilla moved up to third after they fought back from 2-0 down to clinch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna thanks to Gabriel Mercado's injury-time winner.

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 3Piqué
  • 14Mascherano
  • 19DigneSubstituted forAlbaat 62'minutes
  • 6D SuárezSubstituted forTavares Gomesat 68'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 12RafinhaSubstituted forRakiticat 77'minutes
  • 7Turan
  • 17Alcácer
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 4Rakitic
  • 13Cillessen
  • 18Alba
  • 21Tavares Gomes
  • 22Vidal Parreu
  • 28Aleñá
  • 33Santos da Silva Barbosa

Malaga

  • 1Kameni
  • 18Rosales
  • 5Llorente RíosBooked at 68mins
  • 23Torres
  • 4Villanueva
  • 15RiccaBooked at 22mins
  • 39Ontiveros ParraBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMuñozat 69'minutes
  • 31FornalsSubstituted forBarbosa Valenteat 90+6'minutes
  • 10Añor Acosta
  • 7Pérez LópezBooked at 90mins
  • 19RamírezSubstituted forEn-Nesyriat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Santos
  • 11Castro
  • 13Boyko
  • 17Barbosa Valente
  • 21Rodríguez Menéndez
  • 26En-Nesyri
  • 29Muñoz
Referee:
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Attendance:
83,439

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamMalaga
Possession
Home81%
Away19%
Shots
Home29
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home14
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 0, Málaga 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 0, Málaga 0.

Dismissal

Juankar (Málaga) is shown the red card.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Federico Ricca.

Attempt saved. André Gomes (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Arda Turan (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Duda replaces Pablo Fornals because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. André Gomes (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Carlos Kameni.

Attempt saved. Neymar (Barcelona) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergi Roberto with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Arda Turan (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergi Roberto.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Carlos Kameni (Málaga) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Neymar (Barcelona).

Foul by Arda Turan (Barcelona).

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

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Miguel Torres.

Offside, Barcelona. Javier Mascherano tries a through ball, but André Gomes is caught offside.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Miguel Torres.

Attempt blocked. André Gomes (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Neymar with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Miguel Torres.

Attempt missed. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sergi Roberto with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Youssef En-Nesyri replaces Sandro Ramírez.

Attempt missed. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Javier Mascherano with a cross.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

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

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

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Málaga).

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pablo Fornals (Málaga).

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Ivan Rakitic replaces Rafinha.

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

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Málaga).

Offside, Barcelona. Sergio Busquets tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

Sandro Ramírez (Málaga) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Rafinha (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Neymar with a cross following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 19th November 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid1293034102430
2Barcelona1282232131926
3Sevilla127322217524
4Villarreal116411971222
5Atl Madrid1263325111421
6Real Sociedad116141812619
7Eibar125341715218
8Ath Bilbao115241513217
9Celta Vigo125251822-417
10Las Palmas124442120116
11Malaga124441716116
12Real Betis124261322-914
13Alavés113441115-413
14Espanyol112631317-412
15Valencia113171521-610
16Dep La Coruña122461019-910
17Leganés11317922-1310
18Sporting Gijón112361022-129
19Osasuna111461221-97
20Granada11047925-164
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