Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Barcelona's Lionel MessiReuters

Barcelona will be keen to regain their top spot in La Liga, when they host relegation battlers Malaga at Camp Nou on Sunday night.

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled for a 8pm GMT (1.30pm IST) start with live coverage on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD2 in India. The match can also be caught via live streaming online HERE in India. US viewers can live stream the game HERE, while viewers in the UK can watch the match HERE. North Africa and Middle East viewers can catch all the action live online HERE, with the same for rest of Africa viewers HERE.


Tata Martino's side suffered a 1-1 draw at Levante last week, allowing Real Madrid to take advantage and close the gap between the top three sides to just one point. The Los Blancos then went on to beat Granada on Saturday to go top for the first time this season, though both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid can reclaim the top spot with wins tonight.

Malaga, on the other hand, are fighting to avoid the chop and are currently 15th on the table, just three points clear of the drop zone. Bernd Schuster's men are without a win in their last three matches and need to produce something special, if they are to return from Cam Nou with something tonight.

Team News

Barcelona: Neymar (ankle), Andres Iniesta (muscle), Carles Puyol (leg), Alex Song (calf) and Martin Montoya (achilles) miss out tonight.

Malaga: Weligton (thigh) is the only confirmed absentee for Schuster's side.

Expected lineups: Barcelona:  Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Fabregas; Pedro, Messi, Alexis

Malaga:  Caballero, Gamez, S Sanchez, Ferreira, Antunes, Tissone, Camacho, S Garcia, Duda, Eliseu, Santa Cruz

Prediction: 3-0 to Barca