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4 vs 1
Played
June 1, 2013 10:30 PM IST
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ Miguel Ayza‎
Attendance:‬ 65727‎
 
P. Morales 56′
 
16′ Montoya
 
 
Top of the Match
Andrés Iniesta Luján
Andrés Iniesta Luján
Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta Luján
Andrés Iniesta Luján
Barcelona
Flop of the Match
Diego Lugano
Diego Lugano
Malaga
Diego Lugano
Diego Lugano
Malaga

Barcelona 4-1 Malaga: Blaugrana blitz Boquerones to equal Liga points record

The league champions ended the season with a straightforward victory that saw them match the 100-point tally achieved by arch-rivals Real Madrid in the last campaign

By Tom Webber

Barcelona, Málaga, Iniesta, Jordi Alba, Villa, Fábregas
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Barcelona racked up 100 points for the season as they comfortably saw off Malaga 4-1 at Camp Nou.

It only took David Villa three minutes to get his team off the mark, with Cesc Fabregas and Martin Montoya making it three inside of 16 minutes.

Andres Iniesta added another as the hosts brought a record-breaking season to a close and not even a superb volleyed goal from substitute Pedro Morales could take the shine off an immensely satisfying evening for the Catalans.

Barca got their chase for a century of points off to the perfect start as they opened the scoring after just three minutes.

A through-ball from Iniesta picked out Pedro's diagonal run in from the right and he coolly rolled the ball across the box to offer Villa the simplest of finishes.

The tempo soon slowed in the searing Catalan heat, but with the Blaugrana monopolising the ball it did not take long for them to add to the score.

With 14 minutes on the clock Fabregas picked up the ball wide on the left and carried it inside, skipping past Diego Lugano and playing a give-and-go with Iniesta. Running across the box, the former Arsenal man then strutted past Weligton before firing the ball past the helpless Wilfred Caballero.

Two minutes later the hosts grabbed their third when Montoya lashed a sweetly-struck half volley home after the visitors failed to clear a corner kick.

The Catalan giants soon settled back into a rather pedestrian tempo and on the half hour mark los Boquerones almost pulled one back.

A great run from Joaquin initiated a move which saw his team shift the ball smartly out to the left, but a slight deflection off of a stretching Gerard Pique stopped Julio Baptista from rounding off the move with a goal.

Another impressive move early in the second half almost resulted in a goal when Isco released Baptista with a seemingly impossible pass on the edge of the box. Jose Pinto got down to keep the Brazilian's effort out and Pique was on hand to help him out by clearing Joaquin's follow-up effort off the line.

But Barca heeded their warning and instantly took the ball up the other end and added a fourth. Iniesta was afforded far too much space in a central position, 25 yards from goal, and he punished the opposition by curling a wonderful shot inside the post.

Isco came agonisingly close to getting his team on the scoresheet moments later, but with 57 minutes played Morales succeeded where his team-mate failed by emphatically volleying in at the near post from a Jesus Gamez cross.

Malaga were desperate to ensure that that goal was not just a consolation but six minutes later Morales could not match his previous finish, rolling the ball wide of the post after a tidy move involving Isco and Joaquin.

The Blaugrana were guilty of being overly elaborate in the final third throughout the closing stages and Pinto was forced into a spectacular save to stop Baptista from reducing the deficit with an attempt from distance.

Malaga must now hope other results go their way, as well as an appeal to lift their suspension from European football, if they are to qualify for next season's Europa League.

Barca, meanwhile, end their campaign on 100 points, equalling the league record set by Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid last season.


Barcelona

13
3.00
3
Piqué
Defender
76′
3.00
18
Jordi Alba
Defender
3.00
2
Montoya
Defender
16′
3.50
6
Xavi
Midfielder
52′
3.00
8
4.50
14
Javier Mascherano
Midfielder
2.50
16
Busquets
Midfielder
3.00
4
Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder
14′
3.50
7
Pedro
Striker
3′
3.00
9
David Villa
Striker
3′ 78′
3.50

Malaga

3.00
13
2.50
2
3.00
3
Weligton
Defender
2.50
2
3.00
18
Eliseu
Midfielder
2.50
6
Camacho
Midfielder
3.00
17
Joaquín
Midfielder
70′
3.50
8
3.50
23
Isco
Midfielder
79′
3.50
19
3.00
9

Substitutes

1
 - 
22
 - 
15
Bartra
Defender
 - 
12
 - 
6
3.00
17
Alex Song
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
20
Tello
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
35
Pol
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
 - 
-
Antunes
Defender
 - 
5
3.50
77
P. Morales
Midfielder
46′ 56′
 - 
30
 - 
27
Portillo
Midfielder

Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0