It was Barcelona's 13th straight league win and it looked so easy. At half-time, the outcome was already decided with Barcelona leading 3-0. Iniesta opened the score with a beautifully-exectued shot from outside of the goal area, while Villa and Pedro score the second and third goals with classy finishes. Leo Messi wasn't as inspired as usual, but he still wreaked havoc and assisted Villa for his goal.
In the second half, Barcelona slowed down a bit, allowed Malaga more time on the ball, and the Andalucians got one back by Duda with a great free-kick. There was nothing to spoil Barcelona's party though, as David Villa scored the fourth goal, assisted by Xavi.
Afellay came into the match for Iniesta and he showed some great skills in the ten minutes he played. Against Betis, on Wednesday, he should have a chance to play the full 90 minutes and further showcase his talents. Bojan also played very well as a substitute (for Pedro), which proves that Barcelona have great squad depth. In the middle of the first half, Daniel Alves was injured and had to leave the pitch for Adriano. Adriano did his job well, but let's hope Alves's injury is not serious.
At the end of the first half of the season, Barcelona has 52 points and 61 goals, both European records. If Barcelona keep this form, there's no doubt that they'll win La Liga yet again. Second-place team Real Madrid couldn't do better than a draw at Almeria (the worst team in La Liga this season so far), where Barcelona won 8-0, and they're now four points behind Pep Guardiola's Dream Team.
Let's hope the second part of the season is as good or better as the first, as Barcelona look to win everything again! As a final note, Barcelona have been unbeaten for 28 games, which is a club record. Can anyone stop Barcelona?