Barcelona v Malaga as it happened

Barca return top of La Liga with a win in their first game since president Sandro Rosell resigned over Neymar's transfer.

26 January 2014 Last updated at 19:14 GMT

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  1. 22:20: 

    Right then senors and senoritas - that is a wrap from us. If you can't wait until next weekend for your next generous portion of continental goodness, then make sure you keep glued to our European football page throughout the week.

    You will see all the big stories from mainland Europe right there, including any big moves in the final week of the transfer window plus reports from the midweek games in the Copa del Rey, Coppa Italia and Bundesliga. Adios!

  2. 22:14: 

    And there is some breaking news with an element of Anglo-French interest.

    English Championship side Blackpool confirm winger Thomas Ince, who had been linked with a move to Monaco, has been given permission to "discuss a loan move to a Premier League club".

    That appears to rule out a move to the Principality for the England Under-21 international. Why would you want to move to Monte Carlo anyway? Oh wait...

  3. 22:09:  
    German Bundesliga

    A couple of other bits of business to tell you about before we wrap up for the night.

    Earlier in Germany, striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored in his first game after five months out with a knee injury as Schalke beat Hamburg 3-0.

    The Netherlands international had been out since August, but needed just 34 minutes to head home as the Royal Blues went fifth in the table.

  4. 22:05:  
    Spanish La Liga
    La Liga

    Indeed you do Andres. Barca move back above Madrid rivals Atletico and Real, with just the Catalans' superior goal difference keeping them above Atletico. Real, after a slowish start (well, compared to the other two) are just one point further back.

    This is shaping to be the most exciting La Liga title race in years, with Barca hosting Atletico on the final day of the season. Can Diego Simeone's men keep up this pace until then? Some doubt it. But if they can then we will all be giddier than a kid on Christmas Eve ahead of their 17 May clash.

  5. 22:01: 
    Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    Injured Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta: Great victory! We continue to stay top!

  6. 21:58: 
    FULL-TIME- Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    I told you that it was an easy evening for Barcelona. But, just in case there is a 'Doubting Thomas' out there, here's the statistical proof.

    Barcelona v Malaga
  7. 21:56:  
    French Ligue 1FULL-TIME- Monaco 2-0 Marseille

    Routine win for Monaco over a distinctly lacklustre Marseille side. Monaco reduce PSG's advantage at the top of the standings to three points.

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    Rob Kershaw: Barca are playing football out of this world, they are far more consistent than their rivals. Messi's anchor role is great.

  9. 21:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    No further damage for Malaga as they negotiate stoppage-time without conceding again. Simple stuff for Barcelona as they finish a 59th consecutive week at the top of La Liga.

  10. 21:50: 
    INJURY TIME- Barcelona 3-0 Malaga
    Bernd Schuster

    Malaga boss Bernd Schuster can't fault his side's endeavour tonight - but they simply don't have the quality to keep pace with Barca. The German's expression sums up his feelings perfectly. He just wants to go home - you've got three minutes of added time to see out first pal.

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    Giles Hughes: 24, now 25 after tonight, home league wins in a row for Barca tells the whole story, this is a quality team.

  12. 21:49: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    A huge roar around the Nou Camp from those still there as Barca winger Ibrahim Afellay makes his long-awaited return. The Dutch winger, who spent last season on loan at German side Schalke, has not played for the Catalans since 12 May 2012 after being out this season following a thigh injury.

  13. 21:47:  
    Italian Serie AFULL-TIME- Fiorentina 3-3 Genoa
    Alberto Aquilani scores a hat-trick as Fiorentina draw with Genoa

    Dogged stuff from Genoa in this evening's Serie A game as they twice come back from behind to draw 3-3 at Fiorentina. Frustating for former Liverpool man Alberto Aquilani as he bagged a hat-trick, but goals from Alberto Gilardino, Luca Antonini and Sebastian De Maio earned Genoa a point.

  14. 21:43: 
    Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    The Nou Camp stands are emptying rapidly now as the Catalan crowd leave early to leg it for a quick Metro home. The pace has dropped dramatically since Alexis Sanchez's third as Barca, who will return top of La Liga, see out the game.

  15. 21:39: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    Barca midfield maestro Xavi is given a well-earned break with victory all but assured. Youngster Sergi Roberto sprints on to replace the veteran skipper who draws acclaim from everyone inside the Nou Camp as he leaves the field. Legend.

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    Jamie Lees: Barcelona look good, but they miss Iniesta's spark in midfield to cap off their neat passing moves.

  17. 21:36: 
    FINAL FIFTEEN- Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    Lionel Messi has long been imprisoning visiting defenders at the Nou Camp, but this season two new sheriffs have been strutting around town. Pedro's strike put him top of Barca's league goalscoring charts with his 12th of a fruitful campaign, with Alexis Sanchez moving back level with his team-mate moments later.

    Fifteen minutes to go - can Messi bag himself one?

  18. 21:33: 
    Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    Another opportunity for Lionel Messi after he is hauled down in similar territory to that free-kick just moments ago. Uh, no it isn't actually - skipper Xavi pulls rank instead. The Spain pass-master fancies his chances, only to belt the set-piece - like Messi - onto the roof of the Malaga goal.

  19. 21:31:  
    French Ligue 1Monaco 2-0 Marseille
    Monaco

    Pictures have just reached us of the Monaco players showing their support for injured team-mate Radamel Falcao before kick off by wearing t-shirts emblazoned with 'The Tiger' - Falcao's nickname - on them. I'm sure the Colombian will be chuffed they are doing the business on the pitch in his absence.

  20. 21:26: 
    Barcelona 3-0 Malaga

    Lionel Messi lurks menacingly over a free-kick on the edge of the Malaga area as he looks to end his barren La Liga run. He strides forward, wraps his left foot around the ball and sees his curling effort dip down....on to the roof of the net. Close but no cigar.

  21.  

    Opta Jose: 11- Alexis Sanchez has scored more goals than any other Barcelona player at the Camp Nou in La Liga this season.

  22. 21:20: 
    GOAL- Barcelona 3-0 Malaga - Alexis Sanchez (61mins)
    Barcelona v Malaga

    Barcelona make the art of goalscoring look easy with a beautifully-crafted third. Lionel Messi turns on a sixpence to leave his marker grasping for thin air before feeding Pedro, who calmly strokes the ball across the Malaga goal to the far post where Alexis Sanchez taps in. Simple yet oh-so effective.

  23. 21:19: 
    GOAL- Monaco 2-0 Marseille - Emmanuel Riviere (56 mins)

    Surely this game is beyond Marseille, who have not put up much of a fight at all. There was little they could do about this strike as Geoffrey Kondogbia curls the ball behind the defence for Emmanuel Riviere, who takes one touch before lashing high into the net.

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    Mark Schofield: Barca will end up winning it again IMO. Atletico have a good chance too though! Madrid aren't consistent enough to win it. Their defence can let them down at times!

  25. 21:14: 
    GOAL- Barcelona 2-0 Malaga - Pedro (55 mins)

    Barca have been banging down the Malaga door since the break - and now it has been opened. The only surprise is that renowned goal-machine Gerard Pique didn't bag the second. Instead, it is Pedro who collects a Lionel Messi pass before tip-toeing into space inside the Malaga area and precisely converting into the far corner.

  26. 21:13: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Barcelona 1-0 Malaga

    Barcelona slice through the Malaga defence like a hot knife through butter as Cesc Fabregas forces Willy Caballero into yet another smart save. And from the resulting set-piece Gerard Pique climbs highest again to nod against the post.

  27. 21:11:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona 1-0 Malaga

    After that scare, Malaga steam up the other end to open up Barcelona at the back. Left-back Marcos Angeleri whips a low cross in to the Barca danger zone, only for Jordi Alba to nip in and somehow stop Juanmi from pulling the trigger with an outstretched leg. Superb defending.

  28. 21:08:  
    French Ligue 1KICK-OFF- Monaco 1-0 Marseille

    Marseille look to shake things up a bit as they bring on midfielder Gianelli Imbula for Benoit Cheyrou and Monaco get the second half under way.

  29. 21:07:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona 1-0 Malaga

    Barca goalscorer Gerard Pique always strikes me as a defender who probably fancies himself as a forward in the 5-a-sides at the end of training. And the Spain defender almost doubles his - and Barca's - tally with a header that flashes wide from a home corner.

  30. 21:04: 
    KICK-OFF- Barcelona 1-0 Malaga

    Reckon there might have been some lively language used in the Malaga dressing room at the break because Sergio Sanchez, who was bickering with keeper Willy Caballero on his way into the tunnel, is still having words as he walks back on to the pitch. This time he is having a verbal joust with midfielder Ignacio Camacho before Barca restart the action.

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    Rabin Acharya: Manchester City players must be itching to play game against Barcelona. This game shows they can be easily beaten by City.

  32. 21:00:  
    Italian Serie A
    Gervinho on form in Roma win

    Roma took advantage of Juventus's draw at Lazio on Saturday to chalk up a routine 3-1 win at Verona and move to within six points of the Serie A leaders.

    Gervinho may have been a flop at Arsenal but he is in scintillating form for Roma lately and he set up the opener, crossing for Adem Ljajic to tap in. Emil Hallfredsson smashed in an equaliser but Gervinho, evidently brimming with confidence, breezed past several defenders before sweeping in Roma's second. Francesco Totti capped the win with a late penalty.

    Meanwhile, Clarence Seedorf's fine start to life as AC Milan boss continued as his side came from behind to beat Cagliari 2-1. Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini scored late on for Seedorf's side.

  33. 20:57:  
    Italian Serie AFULL-TIME

    Who wants an at-a-glance gander at all of today's Serie A results? Then you're in luck...

    Cagliari 1-2 AC Milan

    Inter Milan 0-0 Catania

    Livorno 3-1 Sassuolo

    Parma 1-0 Udinese

    Sampdoria 1-1 Bologna

    Torino 1-0 Atalanta

    Verona 1-3 Roma

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    Dan Wilson: Barcelona or Atletico, if Real won we wouldn't hear the end of "Gareth Bale wins title in first season"

    John Cazorla Wambugu: This time round there's a new sheriff in town Atletico Madrid team #Costa

    Romeo Clifford Wood: I like Real Madrid and hate Barcelona with passion so obviously i want Real to win it and lest i forget, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world.

    Have your say on who you think will win La Liga this season on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  35. 20:51:  
    French Ligue 1HALF-TIME- Monaco 1-0 Marseille

    Marseille can have no complaints as Monaco lead at the break. Valere Germain's determined run and finish made the breakthrough just before the break. More of the same in the second half should surely see Monaco on the way to a win that will keep them firmly on the heels of leaders PSG.

  36. 20:48: 
    HALF-TIME- Barcelona 1-0 Malaga

    New Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu claps enthusiastically from his perch in Nou Camp stands as time is called on the first half. Smiles all round for Barcelona after an efficient display, not so for Malaga pair Willy Caballero and Sergio Sanchez who are bickering with each other as they trudge down the tunnel.

  37. 20:48:  
    Italian Serie AHALF-TIME- Fiorentina 2-2 Genoa

    The fans watching this Serie A game are certainly getting their Euros worth. Twice Genoa have taken the lead, but twice they have been pegged back through ex-Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani. Didn't see much of that kind of goalscoring form at Anfield did we?

  38. 20:45: 
    GOAL- Monaco 1-0 Marseille - Valere Germain (41 mins)

    Finally, we have a breakthrough and it comes courtesy of a fine individual goal by Valere Germain. The forward picks up the ball on the left flank and, head down, races into the area before wrong-footing a defender and then placing the ball into the far corner.

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    Rob Gallagher: Barca's year this year again! One last last triumph for this squad before it needs a bit of an overhaul.

    Louis Barrett: If Barcelona can buy a new centre back in the remaining days of the January transfer window they can win the title.

  40. 20:42: 
    GOAL- Barcelona 1-0 Malaga - Gerard Pique (40 mins)

    Gerard Pique had not scored in La Liga for 11 months - now he has two goals in his last two matches. Criminally, the Barca centre-half is left in acres of space by Malaga's absent defence and chests down Alexis Sanchez's flick, from a Xavi corner, to lash in.

  41. 20:40: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    Here's one which makes every man on the planet wince - Malaga defender Marcos Angeler gets whacked in the crown jewels by a stray boot. The Argentine crumbles to the turf, has a few gasps to regain his composure before slowing getting to his feet.

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    Nic Amade: Atletico Madrid will win La Liga. Because they are under-dogs and don't have the pressure to win it.

    Jamie Smart: Barcelona will win. They know how to go the distance and they have the best player in the world.

    Ricardo Zenha: Barcelona because they have the better team in Spain and they have the best player of all times Messi.

  43. 20:36: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    Within seconds, it is Malaga keeper Willy Caballero's turn to come to the rescue. Barca left-back Jordi Alba steams forward to ping a low effort against Caballero's body. End-to-end stuff with the out-of-form visitors looking fearless.

  44. 20:33: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    Malaga sub Bartlomiej Pawlowski hurtles over Gerard Pique's leg like an Olympic hurdler to win a dodgy free-kick to the left of Barca's penalty box. Pique looks gobsmacked when he is shown a yellow card. Duda's teasing delivery is met by a thumping head from the Pole, forcing Valdes - for the second time tonight - into an instinctive save.

  45. 20:31:  
    French Ligue 1Monaco 0-0 Marseille
    Monaco v Marseille

    No goals yet in Monaco with both sides looking a little blunt in attack. Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda has pulled off a couple of Hollywood saves, notably denying Emmanuel Riviere's early effort, but other than that there has been little to shout about. Still, the hardy home fans are giving that their best shot.

  46. 20:28: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    We have barely played 25 minutes at the Nou Camp, but it is already the end of Roque Santa Cruz's night. The Malaga striker has suffered more injury problems than most in recent seasons and looks disconsolate as he trudges off again with a problem. Poland striker Bartlomiej Pawlowski sprints on in his place.

  47. 20:26: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    Lionel Messi has not bagged in La Liga since late October - that is a famine by his goal-hungry standards. The diminutive Argentine bursts on to a through ball in the Malaga area but looks up to see the whites of Willy Cabellaro's eyes. Messi pokes past the on-rushing Malaga keeper, but watches the ball drift wide.

  48. 20:21: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    Malaga try and hit Barcelona on the counter through Pablo Perez. But the Argentine midfielder looks like he is running in tar compared to speedy Barca left-back Jordi Alba, who nips across to nick away the ball and clear.

  49. 20:17: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Malaga
    Barcelona v Malaga

    In typical Barcelona fashion, the hosts are dominating the possession statistics in the opening quarter of an hour. But they haven't had another clearcut chance since Alexis Sanchez's early effort which hit the woodwork.

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    Rhian Hoskins: Barcelona have dominated teams more than both Madrid sides and if Messi returns to his best, they should retain their title.

    Scott Cairns: Madrid's year for me. Best player in the world. Benzema's started scoring and their solid in defence. Barca are past it for me.

    Hawwa Hassan Katsina: Early exit in the CL might benefit. A.Madrid in title chase. Refreshing to see a 3 horse race in Spain.

  51. 20:11: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    Now it is Malaga's turn to threaten. They win a dubious free-kick in dangerous territory and Malaga veteran Duda almost takes advantage. His curler is heading towards the top right corner and Barca need keeper Victor Valdes to pull out a 'Hollywood' save to acrobatically tip wide.

  52. 20:09: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Barcelona 0-0 Malaga
    Barcelona v Malaga

    Barca forward Alexis Sanchez clips the outside of the post with a delightful chip - he uses his right foot like a golfer's lob wedge to caress the ball past Willy Caballero. But the Malaga keeper is thankful to see it bounce wide off the woodwork.

  53. 20:08:  
    French Ligue 1KICK-OFF- Monaco 0-0 Marseille

    A Falcao-less Monaco are up and running against Marseille and the home side are swiftly out of the blocks as Emmanuel Riviere's shot from six yards is stunningly kept out by Steve Mandanda. Good start!

  54. 20:06: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    First half chance for Messi as he stands over a free-kick about 25 yards from the Malaga goal. The Argentine elects to curl in the set piece towards the big lads from the back, only for Malaga defender Flavio to get his noggin on the ball first.

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    Opta Jose: Lionel Messi has gone 120 days without a league goal when this game starts - his longest run since 2006-07.

  56. 20:02: 
    KICK-OFF- Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

    Malaga's ex-Manchester City and Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz has the honour of having the first touch of the matchball. We are off.

  57. 19:58: 
    Barcelona v Malaga (2000 GMT)

    Malaga have dropped quicker than an elevator over the past 12 months. Under now-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, they reached the Champions League quarter-finals last season but now face a battle against relegation. It has been a miserable start to 2014 for ex-Barca player Bernd Schuster's side - they haven't score a single La Liga goal and have taken only one point from the last nine. Just the form you need before going to the Nou Camp....

  58. 19:55: 
    Barcelona v Malaga (2000 GMT)

    Before kick-off at the Nou Camp, Barca are paying tribute to midfield general Xavi after he recently played his 700th competitive game for the Catalans. I wonder how many successful passes he has completed in that time? Even Carol Vorderman would struggle to do the maths.

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    Fearless Warrior: Atletico Madrid because they are the most compact and the hungriest out of the 3 teams.

    Reuben Palmer: Real Madrid..Their attacking firepower will end up winning the title for Los Blancos

    Jamie Smart: Barcelona. They have been there and done it numerous times in recent years and have the best player in the world on their side.

  60. 19:51: 
    Barcelona v Malaga (2000 GMT)

    Barcelona: Victor Valdes, Dani Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas, Alexis Sanchez, Messi, Pedro. Subs: Pinto Colorado, Bartra, Afellay, Tello, Adriano, Sergi, Dongou.

    Malaga: Caballero, Angeleri, Sergio Sanchez, Flavio, Antunes, Juanmi, Camacho, Tissone, Duda, Perez, Santa Cruz. Subs: Kameni, Portillo, Morales, Pereira Dos Santos, Pawlowski, Casado Bizcocho, Darder.

  61. 19:49:  
    Spanish La LigaFULL-TIME- Rayo Vallecano 2-4 Atletico Madrid

    All over in Madrid and Atletico take another three points to move one point clear at the top of La Liga. You have got to admire their staying power and there is no doubting they are genuine contenders for the title. A dominant win, although head coach Diego Simeone will be a bit miffed they gave away two goals cheaply.

    Could they really nick the title ahead of Real and Barca?

  62.  
    Monaco v Marseille (20:00 GMT)

    Opta Jean: Marseille have won 16 times in Monaco in Ligue 1, more than any other team has.

  63. 19:46:  
    French Ligue 1Monaco v Marseille (20:00 GMT)

    Monaco begin life without top scorer Radamel Falcao as they host Marseille at the Stade Louis II.

    The Colombia striker had knee surgery on Saturday after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage in a heavy tackle in Monaco's French Cup win last Wednesday.

    His absence is undoubtedly a blow but he has had a bit of a lean spell in front of goal in recent months, failing to score since November. Monaco have ticked along just nicely in that time, winning eight out of 10 games, can they pick up another crucial win to move within three points of leaders Paris St-Germain?

  64. 19:43: 

    But these spicy Spanish encounters are not the only European delicacy on the menu tonight. Across the English Channel, there is a big clash between two of France's heavyweight clubs as money-bags Monaco host last season's Ligue 1 runners-up Marseille.

    And, over in Serie A, fourth-placed Fiorentina are hosting northern Italian rivals Genoa. We will be bringing you all the key incidents from both of those matches.

  65. 19:39:  
    Spanish La LigaRayo Vallecano 2-4 Atletico Madrid
    Atletico Madrid

    So it is looking like Barcelona will go into their game three points off the top of the table, with Atletico cruising towards three points.

    David Villa rifled in the opener for Atletico before Arda Turan added a second. Jonathan Viera pulled one back but immediately Turan restored Atletico's two-goal advantage.

    Diego Costa then ended his mini-drought by smashing in his 20th goal of the season and first of 2014. Rayo are not lying down, though, and Joaquin Larrivey has just made it 4-2 with just over 10 minutes left.

  66. 19:35: 
    GET INVOLVED

    The Spanish title race is shaping up very nicely indeed - you could barely slip a tobacco paper between Barca and Madrid rivals Atletico and Real. Carlo Ancelotti's side have slipped through the gears in recent weeks and - after trailing by as many as eight points at one stage - climbed above Barca and Atletico with a 2-0 win against Granada on Saturday.

    But they are set to be overtaken by Atletico, who are currently winning 4-2 at another Madrid team Rayo Vallecano. However, their lead could be brief - with Barca set to overtake them by beating Malaga.

    So who are you backing to last the pace? Barca? Real? Atletico? Tell by texting 81111, tweeting #bbceurofooty or posting on our Facebook page. Don't let me down.

  67. 19:31: 
    Barcelona v Malaga (2000 GMT)

    So tonight represents the opportunity for Barcelona to forget about their off-the-field woes. But, by their lofty standards, it hasn't been a great week on the pitch either.

    Following a frustrating draw at Levante, Barcelona have been overtaken at the top of La Liga by arch rivals Real Madrid. Los Blancos have won 10 out their last 11 matches and were last beaten - by Barcelona - in late October.

    But Tata Martino's men know they will return to the summit with a home win against fifth-bottom Malaga.

  68. 19:27: 
    Neymar

    Barca are to be investigated by a Spanish court for alleged misappropriation of funds in the deal with Neymar's former club Santos - with the scandal ending in Rosell resigning from his post.

    Rosell, who insists he has acted correctly, says he quit to spare the club's board of directors from "unfair attacks" that could "negatively affect their management or the image of the club".

    And then it emerged that Neymar's mum and dad received a whopping £34m of their son's transfer fee. Not a bad return for raising a young 'un, is it? Imagine how many new porcelain ornaments they could buy for their living room with that amount of cash...

  69. 19:22: 
    BARCA TEAM NEWS- Barcelona v Malaga (2000 GMT)

    Barcelona are without the Samba star tonight as he recovers from an ankle sprain. Neymar is expected to be out for another three weeks at least after limping out of last week's Copa Del Rey win at Getafe.

  70. 19:19: 

    All the attention over the past seven days has been focused on the club's off-the-field activities. It began comfortably enough with the news that the club will stay at the Nou Camp, rather than moving to a new site, after announcing a £500m redevelopment plan of their iconic home.

    But the powers that be started shuffling around uncomfortably in their boardroom seats just days later - particularly president Sandro Rosell - when they were faced with questions about their £50m summer signing of Brazil star Neymar.

  71. 19:15: 
    Barcelona's Nou Camp

    Everywhere you look around the Nou Camp, FC Barcelona's motto of 'Mes Que Un Club' is clearly visible. The football club says it uses the slogan - which translates as 'More Than A Club' - to "express its commitment to supporting Catalan sentiments and the defence of Catalonia's own language and culture".

    Stitched into merchandise, printed on matchday tickets, and even spelt out in coloured seats inside their vast home, it is the phrase which embodies the squeaky-clean reputation of the Spanish champions across the world. But that reputation has taken a battering after a tumultuous week in Barcelona.

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League Table

Spanish La Liga summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Atlético Madrid 38 51 90
No movement 2 Barcelona 38 67 87
No movement 3 Real Madrid 38 66 87
No movement 4 Athletic Bilbao 38 27 70
No movement 5 Sevilla 38 17 63
No movement 6 Villarreal 38 16 59
No movement 7 Real Sociedad 38 7 59
No movement 8 Valencia CF 38 -2 49
No movement 9 Celta de Vigo 38 -5 49
No movement 10 Levante 38 -8 48
No movement 11 Málaga 38 -7 45
No movement 12 Rayo Vallecano 38 -34 43
No movement 13 Getafe 38 -19 42
No movement 14 Espanyol 38 -10 42
No movement 15 Granada CF 38 -24 41
No movement 16 Elche 38 -20 40
No movement 17 Almería 38 -28 40
No movement 18 Osasuna 38 -30 39
No movement 19 Real Valladolid 38 -22 36
No movement 20 Real Betis 38 -42 25

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