FC Barcelona 2 Malaga 2 (Copa del Rey quarter final first leg)

17 Jan

Barça and Malaga go into next Thursday’s second leg at La Rosaleda all square after a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou tonight. A mistake by Thiago Alcántara after 25 minutes allowed Manuel Iturra to put Malaga into a surprise lead but Barça responded quickly with an extraordinary goal from Leo Messi who presented his four Ballon d’Ors to the crowd before the game. Then a minute after Messi’s golazo, Carles Puyol headed Barça in front from a corner but Barça couldn’t add to the lead. Despite being reduced to ten men for the last fifteen minutes Malaga stole an equalizer in the 89th minute through Nacho Camacho.On the day Pep Guardiola’s move to Bayern Munich was confirmed – proving me horribly wrong about his going to England – there were also a lot more changes to both teams than I had expected. Barça made eight changes while Malaga made seven with only Mascherano, Iniesta, Messi, Sergio Sanchez, Weligton, Eliseu and Camacho starting both at La Roseleda on Sunday and tonight at Camp Nou.

via FC Barcelona 2 Malaga 2 (Copa del Rey quarter final first leg).

via FC Barcelona 2 Malaga 2 (Copa del Rey quarter final first leg).

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