Barcelona will be looking to push on for top spot of La Liga as they face Malaga at the La Rosaleda Stadium this afternoon (KO 15:00).
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This afternoon will see an exciting top flight Spanish clash take place between Malaga and Barcelona at the La Rosaleda Stadium.Barcelona should be confident of three points against Malaga this afternoon.
Barcelona are currently located second in the league but have a game in hand over league leaders Athletico Madrid.
A victory would be enough to see Barcelona overtake the leaders on points.
The pressure is on Barca, however, as failing to win could lead to the side being overtaken by chasing team and bitter rivals Real Madrid. Malaga are currently in twelfth place in the table on twenty four points. Anything other than a win for the visiting side will be seen as a huge upset.
Luis Enrique’s side can’t risk dropping points in a winnable league game which is vital to continue putting pressure on the league leaders and staying ahead of a resurgent Real Madrid under Zidane.
Barcelona have been in excellent form as of late and are undefeated in their last six games in all competitions. There most recent encounters in the league resulted in crushing victories against Athletic Bilbao and Granada.
Both of these wins saw Barcelona out several goals past their opposition while managing to keep a clean sheet in the process. The visiting side will benefit from a return to fitness for Lionel Messi. Suarez could also make a return to the side.
It remains to be seen whether Suarez will be rushed back into the starting XI or whether he will feature on the bench, while Gerard Pique will miss out due to suspension and Jordi Alba is injured.
Thomas Vermaelen could step in to deputise.
The Catalan giants have had some off the field legal issues to contend with this week and the side will be hoping the attention returns to their on the pitch activity once more.
Despite being of much lower stature than their hosts, Malaga have been a respectable side this year.
Their league position betrays the fact that they have looked very strong as of late, aside from an away loss to Sevilla – a fate suffered by several top Spanish teams this season.
The home side will be looking to return to the type of form which saw them beat Athletico Madrid at home, although containing the marauding front three of Barcelona will be tough.
Anything other than a Barcelona victory seems doubtful, but cannot be ruled out due to Malaga’s strong showings at home. Barcelona will look to stake their claim for the league title by going into a position to overtake Athletico.
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