On Saturday’s La Liga meeting with Malaga, FC Barcelona’s Munir made the opening goal of the clash while Messi’s ensured the victory of the game against Andalusian club. Despite the edgy victory, Claudio Bravo made some cutting edge saves that was able to put Barca at the top with fight for ball possession (32%-68%), Barca were short of shots on target (9-6) by their league rival. However, the game lacked the usual convincing win for Barca although is an away game for a tough rival in recent meetings.
In Preparation for the next game, FC Barcelona first team players had their last training session in the Tito Vilanova field at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. All available players which includes just recovered Messi (Thigh) and Mathieu (Calf) took part in the last workout before the team will travel to Andalusia. [Video Below]
After the 2-1 victory for his side in Estadio de San Mames, Rakitic in a interview gave positive remarks about the oucome of the game but was not entirely pleased that Barca conceded a goal. “It was a very intense game, based on the past meetings, we know Athletic Club well and we are to go home happy for the result, although not conceding a goal would have being better for us.” he said.