Barcelona are leaders of La Liga and are virtual champions after a huge win over Atlético Madrid last week. But on Saturday night they have to answer one final question this season: can they win without Lionel Messi?
The Barça superstar has withdrawn from the matchday squad on Saturday morning for what the club calls “personal reasons”. There are many reports that his third son was born today, so it’s more than acceptable that Leo decides to miss a game to take care of baby boy Ciro.
Plus, Barça face the worst team in the league tonight. Málaga are bottom of the table and are very likely to be relegated, and they just can’t find goals or points lately. They’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games and haven’t won in THREE MONTHS, so Barça are more than good enough to beat them without Messi, right?
Maybe not, so you have to watch the game to find out.
Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 28
Date/Time: Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 8.45pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 7.45pm BST (UK), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 1.15am IST (India, next day)
Venue: La Rosaleda, Málaga, Spain
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
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Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Paulinho; Dembélé, Suárez, Coutinho
Málaga: Jiménez; Rosales, Hernández, Miquel, Ricca; Samu, Iturra, Lacen, Castro; Rolán, En-Nesyri