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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.

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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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 forRomero Alconchelat 67'minutes
  • 2N Amrabat

Substitutes

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

Barcelona

Formation 4-3-3

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

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 6Hernández
  • 14Mascherano
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 21Correia
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Málaga 0, Barcelona 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Málaga 0, Barcelona 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ignacio Camacho (Málaga).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sandro Ramírez (Barcelona).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Málaga. Recio replaces Juanpi.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Weligton.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

    Weligton (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Booking

    Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Ignacio Camacho.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergio Sánchez.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sandro Ramírez (Barcelona).

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 24th September 2014

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