Messi to miss Malaga match due to birth of third child

Messi to miss Malaga match due to birth of third child”

Leo Messi missed the trip to the La Rosaleda Stadium after becoming a father for the third time on Friday night, but his inspirational presence was not needed against the bottom side of the table with just 13 points from 28 matches, reports Xinhua news agency.

Ousmane Dembele continued to impress on his return from injury, setting up Coutinho's goal.

Despite their one-man advantage, though, Barca didn't add to their tally after the break and Valverde conceded that thoughts had turned to Wednesday's crucial Champions League game against Chelsea.

Samu was shown a red card after he made a reckless tackle on Jordi Alba and that ended any hopes, if at all, of Malaga to gain anything from the game.

The comfortable victory leaves Barca 11 points clear of Atletico Madrid, who host Celta Vigo on Sunday.

"The match was really just about the first half", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. He has scored 61 goals for Argentina from 123 appearances so far.

After struggling early in the season to find the net in the league, Ronaldo has 14 goals in his last nine league games.

"He's from another galaxy", Real coach Zinedine Zidane said of Ronaldo. Eibar's Ivan Ramis had equalised in between to give the home side hope.

"He knows he's going to score, he's unique and special".

Valencia is on course to lock up a top-four finish and Champions League berth after beating Sevilla 2-0, its nearest rival for fourth place.

Coutinho, relishing a free creative role with no Messi in the side, was close to his second of the night when some smart interchanges saw Paulinho lay-off to his compatriot but Roberto was equal to yet another unsafe effort. So I am happy with the three points above all. The first leg finished 0-0.

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