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Deulofeu discusses controversial Barcelona goal against Malaga

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The forward says there was no problem with his goal

Barcelona v Malaga - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Gerard Deulofeu scored his first Barcelona goal since returning to Camp Nou on Saturday, netting after just two minutes as the hosts ran out 2-0 winners.

However, it was a controversial effort, the ball clearly going out of play before Lucas Digne crossed for Deulofeu to flick home.

Many of the Malaga players stopped and appealed, having seen the ball cross the line, but Deulofeu was happy with his effort.

"I didn't see a problem," he said "I still have not seen a replay of the incident, but for me it was legal.

"I believe this, hence why I played on."

Source | BeIN Sports

Deulofeu also gave Luis Suarez his backing, the striker missing a glorious chance in a another below-par display, before being substituted for Paco Alcacer.

“The goal will come," he added. "It is the same if it was [Lionel] Messi, there may be one match without a goal but then in the next one they will score two or three.

“We have put together a good run of results. We have to continue playing in this way.

"I have joined to be of help to the team, I am hoping to continue doing that.”

Malaga clearly had a different opinion, manager Luis Hernandez describing the decision to allow the goal to stand as “absurd” - and it’s easy to understand his frustration.

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