Jan 26, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
3-0
Malaga
Pique (40'), Pedro (55'), Sanchez (61')
Pique (30')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Perez (17'), Duda (31'), Ferreira (71')

Preview: Barcelona vs. Malaga

Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga.

Barcelona will be hoping to remain top of La Liga with a victory over Malaga at Camp Nou on Sunday evening.

The defending champions are ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the table on goal difference, with Real Madrid a point further back in third place.

Gerardo Martino's side drew 1-1 with Levante last weekend, before they beat the same opponents 4-1 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening.

Malaga's goalless draw against Valencia last Friday means that they have not won any of their last three matches.

Malaga have not beaten Barcelona since a 5-1 success over the Catalan giants in December 2003.

The hosts will be without Neymar, who is out for a few more weeks with an ankle injury, while captain Carles Puyol will also miss out due to a knock.

Malaga coach Bernd Schuster will be without injured defender Wellington, so Flavio Ferreira is expected to come into the side at centre-back.

Recent form

Barcelona: LWWWDD

Malaga: DWWLLD

Possible starting lineups

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Pedro, Sanchez, Messi

Malaga: Caballero; Antunes, Sanchez, Ferreira, Gamez; Tissone, Camacho; Samuel, Duda, Eliseu; Cruz

Sports Mole says: 3-1

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1Barcelona2017305794854
2Atletico MadridAtletico2012712992043
3Valencia20124441212040
4Real Madrid19105439182135
5Villarreal2010462822634
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7Celta Vigo208483528728
8EibarEibar208482532-728
9GironaGirona207672929027
10Real Betis208393341-827
11Getafe207672520527
12Athletic Bilbao206862322126
13Leganes197481719-225
14Espanyol206681625-924
15Real Sociedad206593436-223
16AlavesAlaves2061131629-1319
17Levante203981628-1218
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2044122244-2216
19Las PalmasLas Palmas2042141647-3114
20Malaga2033141434-2012
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