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Summary

  1. Messi strikes winner to send Barcelona top
  2. Barcelona extend unbeaten run to 13 games
  3. Munir opens scoring for Barca, Juanpi levels
  4. Malaga fall to second defeat in a row

Live Reporting

By Mike Whalley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    That's all from me - other than to tell you that, in England, Leicester are top of the Premier League again after beating Stoke 3-0. Manchester United, meanwhile, have been beaten 1-0 at home by Southampton.

    You can catch all the Premier League post-match reaction here. Thanks for your company - see you soon.

  2. How they stand

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Here's how the table looks now. Atletico Madrid can regain the leadership by beating Sevilla tomorrow afternoon; Real Madrid visit Real Betis later that evening.

    La Liga
  3. FULL-TIME

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi

    Not straightforward for Barcelona today by any stretch of the imagination. That was a very hard won three points to go top of La Liga.  

  4. FULL-TIME

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

  5. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Barcelona running down the clock now, and Lionel Messi wins a free-kick as he is clipped by substitute Duda, who gets a booking. The visitors should see out the game with this free-kick...

  6. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Chory Castro goes for goal from distance as Malaga strive to save a point - but Claudio Bravo gathers. Barcelona are almost there...

  7. INJURY TIME

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Four minutes to add. That's all that stands between Barcelona and the La Liga leadership...

  8. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    ...and Messi almost makes it three. Ivan Rakitic's corner eludes three Malaga defenders to find the forward free 15 yards from goal. He controls and fires goalwards - but keeper Carlos Kameni stops well.

  9. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi's free-kick is deflected away for a Barcelona corner...

  10. Last five minutes

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Andres Iniesta

    Malaga have run themselves into the ground this afternoon. Now they're defending a free-kick after Pablo Fornals clips Andres Iniesta, picking up a yellow card in the process...

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Meanwhile, Malaga have made a double substitution; former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz, back at La Rosaleda on loan from Mexican side Cruz Azul, is on for the final stages, as is Duda. Defender Weligton has hobbled off, while Duje Cop has also been replaced.

  12. CLOSE!

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi is always a threat whenever he is on a football field, and he almost seals victory, getting in behind the Malaga defence. He maybe gets a little nudge from Welington, and with the goalkeeper closing him down too, Messi shots wide from a tight angle.

  13. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    A uncertain moment for Sergio Roberto, as the Barcelona left-back misreads a long diagonal ball, and allows Roberto Rosales an opening. The Malaga right-back cuts inside, but the shot is weak, and Claudio Bravo gobbles it up.

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    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi

    Ben Ramage: Messi has to be the most scrutinised player ever. Never allowed a quiet game. No-one is world class every single minute.

  15. CLOSE!

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Camacho is back with us, and almost equalises for Malaga. Barcelona deal uncertainly with a free-kick, the midfielder pounces on the loose ball and fires in a shot that Claudio Bravo saves well. Duje Cop tries to turn in the rebound from eight yards, but Bravo is in the right place to gather. Malaga, who were looking a tad weary, are getting a second wind. Final quarter-of-an-hour approaching.

  16. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Brazilian defender Adriano

    Players are falling like flies here. Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho needs treatment off the pitch for a blood injury after getting a bang to the head, and is now wearing a red bandage wrapped around his head - so it will be hard to tell if the bleeding starts again. Then Barcelona left-back Adriano goes down with cramp, and has to be replaced by Sergi Roberto.

  17. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Barcelona are edging towards victory here. Considering they are without Neymar up front, and Gerard Pique at the back, considering Malaga have been in decent form over the last couple of months, and considering they have a very big home game against title rivals Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp next weekend, Luis Enrique will be very, very happy if the scoreline stays as it is.

    He dons a body warmer as the temperature drops; Barcelona seek a third goal from an Ivan Rakitic corner, but Arda Turan's header drops over.

  18. YELLOW CARD

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    Messi, having given his team the lead, has now been booked. He can have no complaints, either; it was a late challenge on Ignacio Camacho, his studs connecting with the Malaga defensive midfielder's shin. No lasting damage done, and on we go.

  19. Post update

    Malaga 1-2 Barcelona

    I should give credit, by the way, to Adriano for providing the cross for that Lionel Messi goal. It was a perfectly-judged ball in for the Barcelona forward. It's Messi's 11th La Liga goal of the season, so he's still some way off the pace in the race to be top scorer. Luis Suarez leads the way there on 18, having scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 demolition of Athletic Bilbao last Sunday.

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