With 12 goals so far, Alexis has equalled his previous best total in the league The Chilean scored 15 in all competitions in his first season at the Club
11:00PM Sunday 26 Jan
Barça re-affirmed their leadership in La Liga with the win over Malaga - a game that threw up a number of interesting facts and figures:
Pedro and Alexis continue to lead the team’s goal scorers in the league. The goals they scored against Malaga took them to 12 each, with Messi behind them on 8.
Alexis is enjoying his best league campaign and has already equalled the 12 goals he scored in 2011/12, when he scored a total of 15 in all competitions, whereas he has yet to get a goal in any competition other than the league this season.
Gerard Piqué scored for the second time in two games, something je last did in weeks 4 and 5of the 2008/10 season.
Piqué was also the only Barça player to see a yellow card in the game – his second of the season.
Piqué and Mascherano were the two players who won most possession back(12).
Xavi Hernández made most passes – 103 – with 95 of them successful.
This was the fourth season on the run that Barça have beaten Malaga by three clear goals, following the 4-1 wins recorded in the last three seasons.
Víctor Valdés’ clean sheet means that he’s not conceded at all in the two games against Malaga, following the 0-1 win in Andalucía earlier this season.