Barcelona suffer La Liga defeat at Malaga


Shortly after the hour-mark, Neymar was shown his second yellow card after miscontrolling a pass and dangerously leaping into Diego Llorente, with the referee rightfully showing him his marching orders.

The tie quickly turned ugly as the referee was called to stop play on numerous ocassions as tempers flaired and cinical challenges became frequent, while the Catalans grew frustrated by their struggles to find an equaliser.

Committing numbers in attack in the dying stages, Malaga broke away on a counter-attack that saw Jony Rodriguez slot into an empty net after Ter Stegen was out of position.

The result sees Luis Enrique's side fail to capitalise on leaders Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid earlier in the day, while Los Blancos maintain a three-point advantage with a game in hand.