FC Barcelona vs Malaga: 100 points to finish off the League (4-1)
Barça put four past Malaga in the last game of the season and hit the 100 point mark. The Catalans were three up after a quarter of an hour thanks to goals from Villa, Cesc and Montoya. Iniesta got the fourth in the second half before Morales got a consolation goal for Malaga. Abidal came on to a standing ovation on 75 minutes for his final minutes as a Barça player.
Barcelona (FCB).- Barça finished the 2012/13 season with a 4-1 win over Malaga to reach a hundred points for the campaign. Three up within the first quarter of an hour, the game was done and dusted before the break, before the spotlight fell on Iniesta – the scorer of the fourth, Pinto – who put in a great performance between the sticks and Abidal who bowed out to a standing ovation before receiving a special send off after the final whistle.
Three up early on
The 100 point mark was settled early on as first Iniesta, Pedro and Villa combined for the latter to open the scoring after just 3 minutes, before Cesc did a lovely one-two with Iniesta to fire past Caballero for the second. Two minutes later, Montoya made it three with a tremendous shot from the edge of the box.
The three goals also took the team level with FC Barcelona’s best goal scoring record, equalling last season’s 114 - but there was more to come!
Malaga come back into the game
Malaga woke up after the third goal and with nothing left to lose began to threaten Pinto’s goal Baptista had the best chance, but his effort ended in a corner and Barça went in at the break with the three points looking pretty safe.
Brilliant goal from Iniesta
Iniesta treated the fans to a beautiful goal at the start of the second half, with a perfectly placed shot from outside the box. Pinto was also in the action with a great stop that brought the Camp Nou to its feet, but he was unable to stop Morales getting Malaga’s consolation goal from close in as he met a cross from the right.
Abidal comes on
With the result not in doubt, Vilanova brought on Thiago for Iniesta, Alexis Sánchez for Villa and when Abidal replaced Piqué the crowd gave the Frenchman a standing ovation every time he touched the ball. With chants of “Champions, Champions!” the Camp Nou crowd sent the team off after an unforgettable league campaign.