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TOP 5 Barca: Victory in Malaga, Dembele silences critics, Coutinho, Luis Suarez, Aleñà


Málaga CF 0-2 FC Barcelona: Still going strong | FCBarcelona.com

FC Barcelona lost this fixture last season, but there was no real danger of that happening again on Saturday night. In a game between the runaway leaders of La Liga and a team staring relegation in the face, the difference in class showed. With Barça two goals to the good and Málaga playing with ten men, it was as good as over by half time.

The teams seemed to think that too. Rather than throwing themselves gung-ho into a mission impossible, the home side preferred to treat it as a damage limitation exercise. More here.

Ousmane Dembele finally hits top gear in Malaga victory | Marca

Ernesto Valverde has appeared uneasy using Ousmane Dembele since his return from injury, irrespective of the clamour from Barcelona supporters, however, the French forward finally hit top gear in the victory over Malaga.

His performance in Andalusia was the first real evidence of the potential Los Cules invested so heavily in, and he settled into the rhythm of the match perfectly, assisting one of the visitors' two goals. More here.

Ousmane Dembele 8/10 as Barcelona brush past Malaga | ESPN

Barcelona didn't need to get out of second gear as they cantered to a 2-0 win against La Liga's bottom side, Malaga, on Saturday. Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho scored in the first half for Barca, with Malaga playing the final hour with 10 men after Samuel Garcia was sent off for a lunge on Jordi Alba.

Malaga may be bottom of the league but they've been a bogey team for Barca in recent seasons. In fact, they're the last side to beat the Catalans in Spain's top flight. That defeat came last April and Ernesto Valverde's side stretched their unbeaten run in the league to 35 games on Saturday. More here.

Coutinho: Dembele is a great player and against Malaga he showed it | Marca

"Dembele is a great player and against Malaga he proved it," Coutinho said to reporters after the match. His cross was perfect. We came to play a difficult game and we scored early. With one more goal, we controlled the match and we left happy with the three points. Now we can think about Chelsea. Leo? He is the best in the world, we always need him." More here.

35 league games unbeaten for Barça | FCBarcelona.com

Following Saturday’s game at Málaga, Barça have extended their unbeaten run in La Liga to an immense 35 games. That’s already a club record, but there are other all-time bests that are very much within the team’s sights now.

They only have another three games to get through before they would match Real Sociedad’s amazing run of 38 matches without defeat from 1978/79 to 1979/80, the all-time tournament record. More here.

Should Barcelona fans be worried about Dembele's future? | The Barcelona Podcast

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