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  1. Barca three points behind Real - El Clasico on 23 April at Bernabeu
  2. Real Madrid - who earlier drew with Atletico - have game in hand
  3. Jony adds second on the counter-attack late on
  4. Neymar sent off for two yellow cards
  5. Sandro beats offside trap to score against old club

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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That's the end of this live text, but check out our match report here.  If you're a Barcelona fan, you probably won't want to. 

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Seth Gogo Egoeh:  And with that 2-0 defeat against Malaga, I declare Barcelona out of the title race! I crown Real Madrid winners.

I don't think Real Madrid expected their draw against Atletico earlier to actually extend their lead at the top of la Liga. But it has.


Malaga are now 14th, 11 points above the relegation zone.

Barcelona remain three points behind Real Madrid - who also have a game in hand.

Can Barca have a few days off to get their heads together now? Nope.

On Tuesday, they go to Italy to face Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Next Saturday, they host Real Sociedad in La Liga - before the return leg against Juventus and then EL CLASICO on Sunday, 23 April.

Surely Barcelona have to win their last seven games now and hope Real slip up.

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Malaga 2-0 Barcelona

Lionel Messi fires the free-kick off target. And the referee blows the final whistle. A huge defeat for Barcelona.

Lionel Messi

Free-kick to Barcelona but unless Lionel Messi can somehow kick the ball into the net twice, it's too late.


There are four minutes added on. We're already midway through them. Even Barcelona won't come back from this.

GOAL - Malaga 2-0 Barcelona


Malaga have wrapped this game up right at the death. Do Real Madrid have one hand on the La Liga trophy?

The hosts, who have been excellent, break forward in numbers. Charles clips the ball over the top to Pablo Fornals. He could go alone but instead pulls it back to Jony, who took a touch to compose himself. And lashed home.

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Malaga keeper Carlos Kameni - who has been something of a bogeyman for Barcelona in recent years - makes a great save to keep out Luis Suarez. He hasn't had to do too much today really but he had to stay alert to keep out the Uruguayan's effort from Javier Mascherano's pass.

Every time Malaga break, they look like they're one through-ball away from breaching the Barcelona defence. The champions have been very poor tonight.


Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano tries to clear the ball but just hoofs it up into the air. He fouls Charles while trying to make up for his mistake. Another booking for the visitors.

Recio is hobbling - cramp maybe? - but Malaga have used all their three substitutions so he limps back into the game.

It's end to end now. Malaga's players look exhausted mind. They have two down on the pitch in apparent pain at the moment.


Malaga's Juan Carlos, who appeared to hurt himself while fouling Lionel Messi, is replaced by Jony.

As things stand, Real Madrid are three points clear at the top with a game in hand on Barcelona. The Catalans really need a goal here (well they really need two).


Malaga's Juan Carlos fouls Lionel Messi and is booked. The free-kick comes to nothing though.

Good defending from Barca defender Samuel Umtiti to deny Malaga a chance for number two. 

Adalberto Penaranda breaks from halfway and against another Barcelona defender he might have been in, but Umtiti is fast enough - and strong enough - to stop him.

This is a great game to watch. Malaga break immediately from that Lionel Messi free-kick and Charles shoots straight at keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after taking a poor first touch when he was free in the box.

Lionel Messi, who hasn't had a great game, just rifles the ball off the feet of the wall. Did he think they were all going to jump?


Barcelona want a penalty, but they've got a free-kick. Charles - who has only been on the pitch seconds - brings down Sergi Roberto right on the edge of the box. It could have gone either way.

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Fabious: Enrique doing a Klopp, leaving Iniesta on the bench for Denis Suarez. Coaches never learn 


Malaga bring off their goalscorer Sandro to a great ovation. On comes veteran Brazilian striker Charles - from the Fred school of naming.

Paco Alcacer finds Luis Suarez, who beats a couple of Malaga defenders, but keeper Carlos Kameni flies off his line to smother the ball.

Luis Suarez

Barcelona come forward and Paco Alcacer, short of confidence, tries to find Lionel Messi instead of shooting himself. But Messi can't get an effort in. Andres Iniesta tries to slide a pass through and fails.

It must be said Malaga deserve to lead.

Well... we have just seen a replay of that last chance, and Adalberto Penaranda was actually onside when he got the ball. So it should be 2-0 to Malaga.


A let-off for Barcelona. Malaga break and Adalberto Penaranda is in acres of space in the centre - genuinely nobody is within 10 yards of him. None of his team-mates spot him and by the time they find him, and he puts the ball in the net, he's offside. A real waste.


The first thing Malaga striker Adalberto Penaranda does is nudge Samuel Umtiti in the chest. Umtiti goes down holding his face. Yellow card. 


Straight after that Neymar red card, Malaga made a change. Adalberto Penaranda, on loan from Watford, replaces Juanpi.

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Pawanpreet Singh:  Barcelona B defend better than this Barcelona side. Clearly missing the main man #Pique 

So now Barcelona have three strikers on the pitch again, after bringing on Paco Alcacer earlier.


Wow. Barcelona striker Neymar has been sent off. He goes in late on Diego Llorente, but it wasn't overly dangerous. It's enough for a second yellow card though and he's off.

He gives someone a sarcastic applause on his way off the pitch.

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Malaga go close AGAIN. Juanpi, who has a name like a Pokemon, pings a shot over from the edge of the box.

Barcelona have a chance now but Neymar heads over Luis Suarez's cross. Suarez went round keeper Carlos Kameni, who stood tall so Suarez couldn't beat him with a shot.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is trying to be too clever. He steps over a cross when he could have shot himself, and Malaga get it away.

Luis Suarez
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If in doubt, bring a fourth striker on. That's what Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has done here. Goal-shy summer signing Paco Alcacer replaces midfielder Andre Gomes, who hasn't had a good game.


Neymar does a needless pirouette in the box and hits the ball off the outside of the post from an impossible angle. It never looked like going in.


How have Malaga not made it 2-0? Barcelona are all over the place defensively. Malaga break from halfway and Sandro squares it to Juanpi, who shoots first time straight at keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. He should have given the goalkeeper no chance.

Ignacio Camacho brings down Lionel Messi with a rash sliding tackle. I think he's off the next bad foul he commits. He was booked in the first half.

Lionel Messi

Barcelona look slightly better than they did in the first half, they are putting together some passing moves. But at the same time, it would be hard not to be improved on their first-half showing.

Lionel Messi is fouled by Ignacio Camacho and takes the free-kick himself but it's well over the bar. Poor.

Juan Carlos is almost in for Malaga after stepping past Javier Mascherano but Samuel Umtiti slides it out for a corner.