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Sandro, top scorer

Leading the line for Málaga is a familiar face: Sandro Ramírez – the young striker came through the ranks at Barça and made 32 first team appearances, scoring seven goals. He is now a feature in the Málaga lineup and is their top scorer this campaign with five goals.

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Tight matchups

The last two games against Málaga at the Camp Nou have been decided by a single goal. Two seasons ago, Málaga sprung a surprise with a 1-0 win, while Vermaelen’s strike last year settled the game in Barça’s favour.

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Away struggles

Málaga arrive in Barcelona without having won on the road this campaign. 13 of their 15 points have come at La Rosaleda.

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Goals across the team

Sandro with five and Camacho with two are the only players with more than one strike to their name this campaign. Juanpi, Llorente, Charles, En-Nesyri, Duda, Rosales, Jony, Chory Castro, Fornals and Michael Santos have scored one each.

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Boss with a Barça past

Málaga manager Juande Ramos coached Barça B in the 1996/97 season – things did not go so well as the team suffered relegation under his guidance.

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Juande handed Puyol his debut

There was some positive news out of that tenure however, as Ramos handed a young Carles Puyol his debut with the reserves in a 2-2 draw against Villarreal, in which he even scored, before going onto becoming a club legend.

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Gerard López, under Juande’s orders

One of the star players of that reserve side managed by Juande Ramos was Gerard López, who is the current Barça B manager. During his time with the B team, he played 32 times and scored ten goals.

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The famous 6-2

Juande Ramos’ last game against Barça was the famous 6-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu. His first game as Real Madrid boss was also against Barça, at the Camp Nou, in a 2-0 blaugrana win with goals from Eto’o and Messi.

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