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Malaga 0-0 Barcelona

Andres Iniesta looks on as Barcelona and Malaga players argue

Barcelona dropped points for the first time under boss Luis Enrique as they were held away to Malaga.

The Catalans, who had won their first four games, failed to have a shot on target despite fielding a front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Pedro.

They almost conceded their first goal of the season but keeper Claudio Bravo tipped Luis Alberto's free-kick onto the post.

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Watch Luis Suarez score twice for Barcelona B

Barca remain top of the table, on goal difference from Sevilla.

Earlier in the day, Luis Suarez scored twice and Thomas Vermaelen also found the net as Barcelona B beat an Indonesia under-19 team 6-0.

The former Liverpool striker is suspended from competitive games until their match with rivals Real Madrid on 25 October.

He was banned for four months for biting Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup.

Line-ups

Malaga

  • 1Kameni
  • 23Torres
  • 18RosalesBooked at 73mins
  • 3Pena de OliveiraBooked at 83mins
  • 21Sánchez
  • 29Castillejo AzuagaSubstituted forJuanmiat 77'minutes
  • 30Darder
  • 6Camacho
  • 28Anor AcostaSubstituted forGarcía del Pozoat 85'minutes
  • 17Barbosa ValenteSubstituted forLuis Albertoat 67'minutes
  • 2Amrabat

Substitutes

  • 7García Sánchez
  • 9Santa Cruz
  • 13Ochoa
  • 14García del Pozo
  • 15Angeleri
  • 22Luis Alberto
  • 26Juanmi

Barcelona

  • 13Bravo
  • 3PiquéBooked at 83mins
  • 18Alba
  • 16Pereira dos SantosBooked at 70minsSubstituted forAdrianoat 73'minutes
  • 15Bartra
  • 8Iniesta
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5Busquets
  • 10Messi
  • 7PedroSubstituted forRamírezat 64'minutes
  • 11NeymarSubstituted forEl Haddadiat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 6Xavi
  • 14Mascherano
  • 20Sergi
  • 21Adriano
  • 29Ramírez
  • 31El Haddadi
Referee:
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Attendance:
24,820

Match Stats

Home TeamMalagaAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Málaga 0, Barcelona 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Málaga 0, Barcelona 0.

Offside, Málaga. Juanmi tries a through ball, but Nordin Amrabat is caught offside.

Offside, Barcelona. Adriano tries a through ball, but Sandro Ramírez is caught offside.

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ignacio Camacho (Málaga).

Foul by Sandro Ramírez (Barcelona).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Recio replaces Juanpi.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Weligton.

Attempt blocked. Marc Bartra (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross.

Booking

Weligton (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Ignacio Camacho.

Attempt blocked. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

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

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergio Sánchez.

Foul by Sandro Ramírez (Barcelona).

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

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nordin Amrabat (Málaga).

Attempt missed. Nordin Amrabat (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ignacio Camacho with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Juanmi replaces Samu Castillejo.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

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

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergi Darder.

Attempt missed. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Adriano replaces Douglas.

Booking

Roberto Rosales (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Málaga).

Attempt missed. Sergio Sánchez (Málaga) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Juanpi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Marc Bartra.

Attempt saved. Luis Alberto (Málaga) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

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

Foul by Douglas (Barcelona).

Luis Alberto (Málaga) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Roberto Rosales (Málaga) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Samu Castillejo.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Luis Alberto replaces Duda.

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