A wonderful scissor-kick from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a heart-stopping 2-1 victory over Malaga as they regained their place at the top of La Liga.
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring Barcelona’s winner at Malaga
Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over a spirited Malaga side on Saturday.
Barca got off to the perfect start at La Rosaleda Stadium as Luis Suarez set up Munir El Haddadi – in for the injured Naymar – for the opener inside two minutes.
Having failed to punish Barca defensive errors in the first half, an impressive Malaga side finally levelled the game as Anor Juanpi’s 32nd-minute shot was helped past Claudio Bravo, courtesy of a Javier Mascherano deflection.
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