Saturday May 21, 2011 Day 38 Finished Estadio La Rosaleda

Málaga CF 1 - 3 FC Barcelona

  • Fernández 31’
  • Bojan 44’ (pen.)
  • Afellay 76’
  • Bartra 84’

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  1. Barca cruise to final day win at Malaga

    Barca cruise to final day win at Malaga

    Newly-crowned La Liga champions Barcelona strolled to a 3-1 win over Malaga to ensure their domestic campaign ends on a high. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Málaga CF
    • FC Barcelona
    • 90' That's the end of this one. Barca have beaten Malaga 3-1 and end their domestic campaign with a win.
    • 89' Barca have this one in the bag and are just winding down the clock now. Malaga have accepted their fate.
    • 87' Yes, Malaga have subbed their goalkeeper.
    • 86' Malaga sub: Arnau on, Cabellero off
    • 85' Incidentally, that was Bartra's first ever La Liga goal.
    • 84' That goal was embarrassing from a Malaga point of view. Alves whipped the ball in from the right and Bartra, completely unmarked, just headed beyond the stranded Cabellero. That was like something from the training ground.
    • 83' GOAL! Malaga 1-3 Barcelona: Bartra heads in Barca's third directly from Alves's corner from the right.
    • 80' Barca just knocking the ball about unchallenged at the moment...
    • 78' Bojan catches Weligton late and he stays down. Bojan isn't making himself very popular on the Costa del Sol tonight.
    • 76' A goal out of nothing! Affelay collects the ball on the left, cuts inside and calmly fires a low shot inside the far post. A very composed finish by a very promising player.
    • 75' GOAL! Malaga 1-2 Barcelona: Affelay scores from distance to give Barca the lead!
    • 73' Dani Alves is yellow carded for a foul on Eliseu deep in the Barca half. I would like to say that Alves is never far from controversy but he's unlucky there. Minimal contact.
    • 71' Barca sub: Pedro on, Abidal off
    • 69' Malaga sub: Sandro Silva on, Apono off
    • 68' Barca sub: Mascherano on, Jeffren off
    • 67' But from that very corner Barca put together a slick counter attack which culminates in Affelay going through on goal. But, with only Cabellero to beat, the Dutchman hits his shot straight at him. It was a good save, to be fair.
    • 66' Barca don't look at all convincing at the back. Another Malaga corner causes confusion before it is eventually hacked clear.
    • 64' The twinkle-toed Dani Alves ducks and weaves his way into the box before going to ground like he's been shot. Top marks for technical quality of the dive, zero sympathy from the referee. Not too sure why Alves hasn't been booked for that - the crowd are whistling.
    • 62' The corner comes in for Malaga from the right and Pinto completely misses the ball with his punch. It was rather comical to be honest, but Barca escape.
    • 60' Bartra makes a crucial block for Barca as Malaga push for another goal.
    • 58' Barca sub: Dani Alves on, Correia off
    • 57' Malaga can really knock the ball about when they want to.
    • 55' Another brilliant move by Malaga ends with a superb diving header from Maresca, but the ball flys just wide of the near post.
    • 53' The whistle from the home fans suggest the referee could have blown there. Duda, albeit gingerly, returns to his feet.
    • 52' Malaga relieve some sustained Barca pressure with a quick and crisp counter attack down the left wing. Three passes takes them from one end of the pitch to the other before Duda is caught late by Roberto.
    • 50' Adriano is fouled just inside his own half. Malaga have barely had a kick since the restart.
    • 48' Perhaps Jeffren felt entitled to shoot after winning the ball, but he really should have waited for support and put in a cross there.
    • 47' Jeffren, Barca's main threat all game, picks Eliseu's pocket deep inside the Malaga half before slamming a shot into the side netting from the tightest of angles.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45' Join me in 15 minutes for the second half. Remember, you can follow me on Twitter right here
    • 45' That's half time. It's Malaga 1-1 Barca. Finally some spice to this game, just a shame it came three minutes before the break.
    • 44' Bojan is involved in a little altercation on the near touchline which gets the crowd to it's feet. I don't know Spanish but I'm guessing he's not receiving compliments.
    • 43' GOAL! Malaga 1-1 Barcelona: Bojan sends Cabellero the wrong way, driving his unstoppable penalty low inside the left post.
    • 42' Handbags has ensued. Duda has taken issue with Bojan for the manner in which he went down which, in fairness was rather theatrical. But Bojan will take it...
    • 41' Jeffren cuts in from the right and feeds Bojan, who is tripped. Stone wall penalty for me...
    • 40' PENALTY TO BARCELONA!
    • 38' The pace of the game is funereal once again. Perhaps the early evening heat of the Costa del Sol has something to do with it...
    • 36' Nice move by Barca - their first of the game - ends with with Roberto casually blazing his shot over the bar from 12 yards. But that was encouraging from Barca. Maxwell, Afellay and Thiago all involved.
    • 34' Maxwell tries to dance his way into the Malaga box and he thinks he is upended by Stadsgaard. He appeals but it' on deaf ears. Maxwell was making a meal of that, to be fair.
    • 32' Barca have not responded well to the goal, and are stuck inside their on half here.
    • 30' Fernandez caps a long, patient build-up by Malaga with a crisp finish. Duda sweeps the ball towards Juanmi at the far post, who cushions the ball to the unmarked waiting Fernandez, who takes a touch and drives home from 10 yards.
    • 29' GOAL! Malaga 1-0 Barcelona: Fernandez gives Malaga the lead!
    • 27' Malaga should really consider not giving away free-kicks on the edge of the box. Jeffren fires another one high (and this time wide as well). One of these will go in soon if Malaga aren't careful.
    • 25' Malaga clear the corner.
    • 24' Barca win another free kick 25 yards out on the opposite flank and this time Thiago goes for goal, but it flicks off the wall and bounces out for a corner.
    • 22' Jeffren audaciously goes for goal with a venomous left-footed drive from way out wide on the left wing and it flys just inches over the bar. That would have burst the net if it had gone in; tremendous effort.
    • 20' Barca win a free kick on the right wing and Jeffren looks like he will cross it in...
    • 18' Malaga holding their line well and pressing up the field to squeeze Barca deeper than they'd like. It's at times like this they could do with Xavi to unlock something. Barca beginning to take control though.
    • 17' Barca struggling to get into their stride at the moment. Passes are going astray all over the pitch. Guardiola looks perturbed.
    • 15' Malaga clear their lines at the corner and push up the pitch. Danger over for now.
    • 13' Finally some positive play from Barca and it comes courtesy of Jeffren, who beats two Malaga players as he motors down the right wing. He wins a corner for his troubles.
    • 11' Bojan, captain for today, is trying to rev his players up. They look half asleep at the moment.
    • 9' Thankfully, not much happened. Malaga still dominating and Pinto has been called into action a few times. This is a Barca B side, and it looks it at the moment.
    • 7' Sorry if you lost us for a few minutes there. We were suffering a few technical problems but they appear to have been fixed now...
    • 5' Chances aplenty for Malaga here as Fernandez tests Pinto with a low drive, which spills out for a corner.
    • 2' Early effort for Malaga's Juanmi, who bursts through a gap at the back for Barca and unleashes a scuffed effort from the edge of the box. Pinto gathers.
    • 1' The referee gets us underway.
    • 16.59 Remember, you can follow me on Twitter right here
    • 16.58 The players are emerging from the tunnel now. We are just a minute or two from kick off...
    • 16.58 Barcelona subs: Olazabal, Alves, Mascherano, Keita, Busquets, Pedro, dos Santos.
    • 16.57 Malaga Subs: Arnau, Miguel, Rosario, Manolo, Silva, Portillo, Recio.
    • 16.55 MALAGA XI: Cabellero, Gamez, Stadsgaard, Weligton, Eliseu, Maresca, Camacho, Apono, Duda, Fernandez, Juanmi. BARCELONA XI: Pinto, Adriano, Bartra, Abidal, Maxwell, Fontas, Alcantara, Roberto, Afellay, Bojan, Jeffren.
    • 16.50 The teams are in...
    • 16.45 Barca will have one eye on the Champions League final next week but Pep Guardiola will be looking for his side to maintain their good form here given that they won the reverse fixture 4-1 earlier in the season.
    • 16.40 Barcelona will look to end the season strongly after they secured the title, they are currently on 93 points, 4 ahead of Real Madrid.
    • 16.35 My name is Michael Da Silva and I'll be guiding you through a game that has little riding on it from a Barca point of view, given that they clinched the title last week. Malaga, however, currently lie 9th and are hoping to secure a top 10 finish .
    • 16.30 Hello everyone, welcome to live coverage of Malaga vs Barcelona on the last weekend of the La Liga season.
  • Summary

    • 84' That goal was embarrassing from a Malaga point of view. Alves whipped the ball in from the right and Bartra, completely unmarked, just headed beyond the stranded Cabellero. That was like something from the training ground.
    • 83' GOAL! Malaga 1-3 Barcelona: Bartra heads in Barca's third directly from Alves's corner from the right.
    • 76' A goal out of nothing! Affelay collects the ball on the left, cuts inside and calmly fires a low shot inside the far post. A very composed finish by a very promising player.
    • 75' GOAL! Malaga 1-2 Barcelona: Affelay scores from distance to give Barca the lead!
    • 67' But from that very corner Barca put together a slick counter attack which culminates in Affelay going through on goal. But, with only Cabellero to beat, the Dutchman hits his shot straight at him. It was a good save, to be fair.
    • 55' Another brilliant move by Malaga ends with a superb diving header from Maresca, but the ball flys just wide of the near post.
    • 43' GOAL! Malaga 1-1 Barcelona: Bojan sends Cabellero the wrong way, driving his unstoppable penalty low inside the left post.
    • 40' PENALTY TO BARCELONA!
    • 36' Nice move by Barca - their first of the game - ends with with Roberto casually blazing his shot over the bar from 12 yards. But that was encouraging from Barca. Maxwell, Afellay and Thiago all involved.
    • 30' Fernandez caps a long, patient build-up by Malaga with a crisp finish. Duda sweeps the ball towards Juanmi at the far post, who cushions the ball to the unmarked waiting Fernandez, who takes a touch and drives home from 10 yards.
    • 29' GOAL! Malaga 1-0 Barcelona: Fernandez gives Malaga the lead!
    • 22' Jeffren audaciously goes for goal with a venomous left-footed drive from way out wide on the left wing and it flys just inches over the bar. That would have burst the net if it had gone in; tremendous effort.
    • 16.55 MALAGA XI: Cabellero, Gamez, Stadsgaard, Weligton, Eliseu, Maresca, Camacho, Apono, Duda, Fernandez, Juanmi. BARCELONA XI: Pinto, Adriano, Bartra, Abidal, Maxwell, Fontas, Alcantara, Roberto, Afellay, Bojan, Jeffren.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Málaga CF

    Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

  • FC Barcelona

    Manager: Josep Guardiola

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Willy Substitution Out (87′)
      • J. Gámez Yellow Card
      • K. Stadsgaard
      • Weligton
      • Eliseu Yellow Card
      • Apoño Yellow Card Substitution Out (70′)
      • I. Camacho
      • S. Fernández Goal
      • E. Maresca
      • Duda Substitution Out (70′)
      • Juanmi

      Subs

      • S. Silva Substitution In70′
      • F. Arnau Substitution In87′
      • Fernando
      • H. Rosário
      • Manolo
      • Portillo Substitution In70′
      • Recio
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Pinto
      • A. Correia Substitution Out (60′)
      • M. Bartra Goal
      • E. Abidal Yellow Card Substitution Out (72′)
      • A. Fontàs
      • S. Roberto
      • Thiago
      • Maxwell
      • I. Afellay Goal
      • Jeffrén Substitution Out (68′)
      • Bojan Goal

      Subs

      • S. Keita
      • J. Mascherano Substitution In68′
      • O. Olazábal
      • Dani Alves Substitution In60′ Yellow Card
      • Pedro Substitution In72′
      • S. Busquets
      • Jonathan
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