In what could be described as a total upset in the Spanish La Liga, Malaga defeated Barcelona 2-0 on Saturday night, April 8, 2017 in an entertaining encounter.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi
The hosts gave Catalan giants no chance to operate in the duel as the likes of Lionel Messi, Suarez and Neymar failed to shine in the highly entertaining fixture.
Sandro Ramirez scored the first goal for Malaga in the 32nd minute and Barcelona tried all they could to restore parity, but all their efforts were futile.
Brazilian star Neymar was even given a red card in the tension soaked duel, after the Brazilian made a dangerous play against Diego Llorente.
Barcelona were anxiously searching for an equalizer in the second half before Jony Rodriguez’s goal at the death condemned them to a 2-0 defeat.
Barca remain second on the La Liga table standings with 69 points, 3 points behind leaders Real Madrid.