Related

Article

Pique: We were always in cruise control

27 January 2014 00:00

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique felt his side were in complete control during their 3-0 La Liga win over Malaga on Sunday.

Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga and ended a run of two successive league draws with the convincing home win.

Alexis Sanchez hit the post as early as the sixth minute, but Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero was in inspired form and kept the hosts goalless until just before half-time.

Pique finally broke the deadlock, scoring his second goal in as many matches, and Pedro and Alexis added goals of their own after the break.

"It was a game that we dominated from the first minute," Pique told Canal +.

"We scored the goal in the first half, but it should have come a bit sooner.

"Despite the bad times we've had, we've managed to stay at the top. We have a solid team that can stay in first for a long time yet."

Malaga captain Duda said his side acknowledged the task would be tough and bemoaned their failure to take the rare chances they were offered.

"We always knew it was going to be difficult coming here," he said.

"But we've had two or three chances and didn't take them."

Sponsored links

Info

3 - 0

Competition
Primera División
Date
26 January 2014
Game week
21
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0
Venue
Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance
56355

Goals

Piqué 40'
(assist by A. Sánchez) 
1 - 0
Pedro 55'
(assist by L. Messi) 
2 - 0
A. Sánchez 61'
(assist by Pedro) 
3 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
22
3 30' 40'
18
14
4
6
16
10
9 61'
7 55'
Coach: G. Martino

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
20
24
19
13
15
21
29
# Player Bookings
19
14
30
1
8
18
20

Sunday 31 August

Saturday 30 August

23:42
23:26
23:19
23:16
23:06
22:57
22:51
22:51
22:33
22:23
22:02
21:39
21:21
21:19
21:17
21:02
20:55
20:42
20:41
20:41
20:34
20:15
20:14
20:14
20:13
19:59
19:53
19:48
19:42
19:20
19:17
19:01
18:36
18:16
18:01
18:00
17:55
17:53
17:42
17:20
17:11
16:30
16:22
16:20
16:18
16:09
15:59
15:45
15:39
15:20
12:51
12:35
12:24
12:03
11:03
11:02
10:12
06:42
05:53
02:54
02:42
02:39
01:22

Friday 29 August

23:21
23:19
22:45
22:38
22:29
21:53
21:30
21:28
21:09
20:45
20:21
19:51
19:30
19:24
19:24
18:56
18:34
17:31
16:53
16:19
16:17
16:00
15:58
15:48
15:40
15:28
15:16
15:16
15:05
14:05
13:35
13:29
13:11
12:59
12:50
12:50
12:29
12:18
11:37
11:35
11:10
10:55
10:44
10:43
10:29
10:11
10:06
09:47
09:47
09:40
09:23
07:26
06:40
06:35
05:41
05:07
04:39
04:36
04:30
03:28
02:57
02:29
01:42
01:00

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +3 4
2 2 +2 4
3 2 +1 4
4 2 +1 4
5 1 +3 3
6 2 +2 3
7 1 +2 3
8 1 +2 3
9 1 +1 3
10 2 +0 3
11 2 -1 3
12 2 -2 3
13 1 +0 1
14 2 -1 1
15 2 -1 1
16 2 -2 1
17 1 -1 0
18 1 -1 0
19 1 -3 0
20 2 -5 0

Facebook