Malaga host reigning champions Barcelona in the upcoming La Liga match. The fixture will take place on Saturday April 8th (April 9th in IST).
Malaga Vs Barcelona La Liga 8th of April 2017 Details
Malaga held on for a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou earlier in the season despite having 2 players sent off. They’d lost 4 of the previous 5 meetings. Barcelona have won on 5 of their last 6 visits to Malaga. Both teams have scored in 60% of Malaga games and 60% of Barcelona games in La Liga this season. Barca have conceded at least once in 67% of their away games. Malaga have kept just one home clean sheet all season.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||8.04.2017 14:45 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||8.04.2017 19:45 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||9.04.2017 1:15 IST|
Estadio La Rosaleda
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., beIN SPORTS en Español, fuboTV, beIN SPORTS USA|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports 5/HD UK, Sky Go UK, NOW TV UK|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||TEN 2, Sony Six SD, TEN 1 HD, TEN 1, Sony Six HD|
Malaga Vs Barcelona Live Online Commentary
Jose Michel’s team has been in a dismal streak of six successive matches without a victory (Malaga lost four matches during the process) before the super important success at El Molinon, as Malaga managed a highly-important six-point victory over Sporting Gijon on Wednesday night. It was former Barcelona’s starlet Sandro Ramirez who scored the only goal of the game five minutes from time. As regards team news: Recio and Juankar should slot into a midfield five following suspension. Keko is suspended though so Chory should move out wide. Former Barca man Sandro Ramirez will lead the line.
On the other hand, Barcelona continued with their chase at the top of the table. They are still two points behind Real Madrid who also have a game in hand and Barca must not allow any more mistakes until the end of the season if they want to stay in the contest for defending the title. Head coach Luis Enrique’s men have been in a magnificent form recently as they scored 11 goals in three straight victories over Valencia, Granada and Sevilla. Lionel Messi scored twice, while Luis Suarez scored a spectacular bicycle-kick goal to finish the job for Blaugrana in the very first half. Touching Barca’s squad news ahead of this game: central defender Gerard Pique and midfielder Ivan Rakitic both got booked against Sevilla and are therefore suspended. Jeremy Mathieu should come into the defence as a result with Denis Suarez getting a rare start in midfield. Andres Iniesta is likely to be rested while Jordi Alba should return at left-back.