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Barça celebrate triumph at La Rosaleda / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona scored a hugely important 2-1 win over Malaga on Saturday, with goals from Munir El Haddadi and Leo Messi.

Aside from just the goals however, the game threw up a number of interesting stats and facts which deserve a closer look:


- Barça have now gone 24 matches without losing (19 wins and five draws). The last defeat came at Sánchez Pizjuán against Sevilla on 3 October. This run matches that of Frank Rijkaard’s Barça side in the 2005/06 season.


- Munir opened the score in the first minute of play – the last Barca player to do so away from home was Samuel Eto’o back in 2008 against Recreativo Huelva.

Munir's opening goal against Malaga


-It was Munir’s fourth goal in ten days – the youngster added to his three recent Copa del Rey goals, two against Espanyol and one against Athletic Club.


-Claudo Bravo’s shutout streak ended at 575 minutes – the Chilean keeper kept clean sheets in his last six matches (Guangzhou, River, Betis, Espanyol, Granada and Athletic) and kept Malaga at bay until the 32nd minute of the game.

Bravo: Yellow arrows = saves made. Green arrows = successful passes


-It was a case of history repeated for Adriano, who assisted Messi at La Rosaleda just as he did four years and one day previously at the Andalusians’ stadium.

Messi's goal, assisted by Adriano (2-1)

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