Malaga 1-4 Barça >> VOTE your Man Of The Match and Match Report


FC Barcelona brought their La Liga hopes back to life after a convincing 1-4 victory away at Malaga, goals by Messi (x3) and Alexis.

Match Report:

FC Barcelona brought their La Liga hopes back to life after a convincing 1-4 victory away at Malaga, goals by Messi (x3) and Alexis.

Valdes had to intervene early on to deny Los Andaluces in up to 3 occasions, proving that any team who decides to attack us can actually have a couple of chances to score. I feel so much safer when El Gato is on goal...

Then Messi appeared. As usual. I never really saw Pele or Maradona play live but, to be honest, I don't really need to: La Pulga is the BEST footballer the world has ever seen. Quick, gifted, determined, hard-working, competitive, humble. A gentle assassin. What a genius!!!

When Barça have possession, goals always come. Messi achieved a hat-trick, Alexis added the other. A special mention goes to El Niño Maravilla who, since he regained his fitness, has been a proper nightmare to rival defenses. He fights, he steals, he finds spaces. Always generous with his individual effort. A great addition to the Pep Team. What an improvement from poor Mr Krkic last season.

Barça went into this match to make a clear statement: We are still alive in La Liga, regardless of the current point difference to Real Madrid. Yes, we may have dropped 11 points away from home so far, but Christmas is now over: No more away presents!!!!!

If those Blancos want to lift the trophy, they'd better not take their eyes of Messi and friends.

FC BARCELONA: ANOTHER AWAY VICTORY IN THEIR ROAD TO RETAINING LA LIGA!!!!!!!!!!!

My 5-4-3-2-1 FC Barcelona points:

Messi - 5 points
Alexis - 4 points
Valdes - 3 points
Thiago - 2 points
Alves - 1 points

Malaga 1-4 Barca (Man Of The Match)