Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Malaga 2 – Barcelona 4 (Agg. 4-6) (Copa del Rey 2nd leg, January 24, 2013) (Longer highlights.) Pedro headed Barcelona in front early on. It didn’t take long for Joaquin to equalise with a well-placed finish. Lionel Messi almost restored Barcelona’s lead but he was halted by a good Kameni save. Andres Iniesta hit the crossbar after great link-up play with Lionel Messi. Cesc Fabregas was booked just before half time for diving in the penalty area. Three minutes into the second half Gerard Pique finished like a striker for 2-1, but Roque Santa Cruz levelled for Malaga in the 68th minute with a lovely low strike from the edge of the box. In the 76th minute Barce retook the lead when Cesc played in Andres Iniesta who sidefooted home. Lionel Messi headed in a fourth for Barca in the 80th.