Stuck without Messi

Stuck without Messi
Stuck without Messi
Barcelona didn't play at their best this Saturday against Malaga. Without Leo Messi and Luis Suarez, and with Paco Alcacer as the starting centre-forward...

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Barcelona didn't play at their best this Saturday against Malaga. Without Leo Messi and Luis Suarez, and with Paco Alcacer as the starting centre-forward, Barcelona couldn't score any goals against the opposition.

In the first half Juande Ramos, Malaga's coach, showed the scarlet and blues what they were going to face: a very tough defensive line-up. Five at the back and very few intentions of going forward. In fact Malaga only had once clear chance in the whole game, but it could have been a goal because Juankar managed to get past Ter Stegen and then his shot went wide.

Rafinha had one clear chance at the first half. Then Piqué a goal disallowed in the second half. Malaga were down to ten men after Diego Llorente fouled Neymar in a very bad tackle. And they finished the game with only 9 after Jaunkar said something to the referee.

With Pique as a centre-forward in the final minutes and Malaga wasting all the time they could, Barcelona ended a sad afternoon with no goals with two chances saved by Carlos Kameni. Malaga's goalkeeper was the man of the match.

Team Statistics
Possession
00.0 78 % FCB / 00.0 22 % Opp.
Situation
00.0 26 % FCB / 00.0 74 % Opp.
Goals
0 0
Shots
0 10
Fouls done
0 13
Fouls received
0 12
Top Players Statistics
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