Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Is tonight the night when Barcelona take an unassailable lead in the La Liga championship race?
The Catalans, nine points ahead of second place Atletico Madrid and 16 points in fron of third place Real Madrid, can all but cement another title victory if they can pick up three points at 4th placed Malaga.
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Malaga are a club on verge of being a major player in Spanish and European football if they could just get some consistency together.
After finishing fourth last season, Manuel Pellegrini has continued to work wonders with La Rosaleda by establishing them as a top four club in the Spanish top flight, whilst also propelling them into the knockout stages of the Champions League after having won their group at a breeze.
But, as the recent 1-0 defeat to Depor demonstrated, Malaga still lack the ability to be consistently good.
Coming off the back of three home wins, including a 3-2 victory over Real Madrid, Malaga will believe they can upset Barcelona. Goals always look on the cards with the likes of Isco, Eliseu, Joaquín, Diego Buonanotte and Javier Saviola in the hosts line-up.
Whether experienced defenders Martin Demichelis and Weligton can shut out Barcelona though, is likely where the game will be won or lost for the hosts. Containing Lionel Messi and his cohorts is a tough act (61 goals already this season), however Malaga hold the meanest backline in the division having conceded just 13 times.
Barcelona’s only injury concern relates to David Villa, while Tito Vilanova is widely free to pick his favoured starting XI.
One final fact to consider: Tito Vilanova’s men have a 100 per cent record on the road this season in La Liga.