A match preview for the encounter between Malaga and Barcelona.
Where: La Rosaleda, Malaga
When: Sunday August 25, 2013 21.00 ko
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Malaga may have to wait to recover from their opening day defeat to Valencia as they face a Barcelona side in rampant form.
The champions may have been held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid during the week but they kicked of their campaign with a rip roaring 7-0 victory over Levante last weekend.
Malaga have suffered heavy losses to their playing staff this summer with the likes of Isco, Jeremy Toulalan and Martin Demichelis all moving on and creating huge gaps in the starting XI.
New recruit Roque Santa Cruz is not likely to build too much on his eight goals last season and there is a genuine danger that the club may struggle this term. Malaga will remain without Eliseu and Flavio Ferreira faces a late fitness test.
Lio Messi and Pedro both helped themselves to a hattrick each, however, unfortunately for Barca, the fitness of Messi remains uncertain following the knock he picked up to his thigh in the Super Cup against Atletico Madrid, but there are no other injury concerns.