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Piqué against Màlaga / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

The members of the Barça squad are pleased with the team's performance tonight at La Rosaleda. Gerard Piqué attributed his team’s victory to the “persistence shown until the last minute.” According to the Catalan, the team “had the rhythm and the ball possession throughout the whole game, it’s easier to win that way.”

The centre back also talked about the difficulty Barça has had this season away from home: “it was time for us to win the right way. This season we’ve won our games with few goals and with close scorelines; we needed a game like this, where we had an ample margin of victory.”

Sergio Busquets echoed the man he plays in front of on the pitch: “we have lost a lot of points away from home, but today we won comfortably in a difficult stadium and against a difficult rival.” The midfielder said that Barça’s first half was “very good,” however “we didn’t create enough goal-scoring chances.”

Javier Mascherano highlighted the team’s concentration: “they hardly created any chances all game long, save in the last five minutes and Isco’s corner kick.” On the chance the young Málaga player had, Víctor Valdés said, “I don’t know if that was one of my best saves, even though I try to always do my best to help the team.” The keeper called on the Camp Nou faithful to help Barça in the upcoming match against Real Madrid in the Kings Cup: “this Wednesday we hope for a magical Camp Nou, like what we see when we play in the Champions League.”

Here are the best comments made by the FC Barcelona players after the match:

Adriano:

“This was one of our best games this season away from the Camp Nou

“Whenever I play I always try to do the best possible job in helping my team. Things are working out for me thanks to the confidence the manager and my teammates have in me.”

Valdés:

“I’m very pleased for the players that played tonight that normally don’t get to, and for the Barça B players.”

Training session this Monday

The first team will train this Monday, the 23rd, at 11.00 at the Ciutat Esportiva Sant Joan Despí. Afterward, Andrés Iniesta will hold a press conference.

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