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Malaga vs Barcelona: match report, goals, as it happened

Follow Malaga vs FC Barcelona live LaLiga. Build-up, live coverage. Kick off live from La Rosaleda at 20:45 CET with AS English.
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Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between Malaga and Barcelona at Estadio La Rosaleda on March 10, 2018 in Malaga, Spain.
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If a traditional game of football lasts for 90 minutes, spectators at La Rosaleda can feel short changed tonight as the LaLiga clash between bottom side Malaga and table topping FC Barcelona lasted just last 30 minutes. In that time Ernesto Valdverde's men had put two past Malaga keeper Roberto (the best player for the home side) and saw Samu red carded for a poor challenge on Jordi Alba that saw Jose Gonzalez's men reduced to ten.

Goals from Suarez, his first strike against the Costa del Sol outfit and a delightful back heeled effort from Coutinho were enough for the men in burgundy to put the leaders in a comfortable position against a team that seem destined to end a decade in the top flight.

Despite the adversity, Malaga never threw in the towel and with better precision and finishing could have dragged themselves back into the game.

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The less said about the second half the better as Barcelona had one eye on their midweek Champions League last 16 tie against Chelsea and one sensing that Malaga would have settled for a 0-2 home defeat to the unbeaten Catalan giants.

Málaga 0-2 FC Barcelona: as it happened