Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani
Alves (Adriano 26'), Puyol, Piqué, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta
(Afellay 81'); Pedro (Bojan 80'), Messi, David Villa. 4-3-3.
Málaga: Sergio Asenjo; Manolo Gaspar, Demichelis, Weligton, Mtiglia; Nacho Camacho (Recio 77'), Apoño; Quincy (Eliseu 59''), Maresca (Rondón 59'), Duda; Baptista. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 08. Iniesta. Latched on to Dani Alves cross and fired shot in off post.
2-0. 18. Villa. Picked up Messi pass and turned shot under legs of keeper.
3-0. 36. Pedro. Following up after Sergio Asenjo saved at feet of Iniesta.
3-1. 67. Duda. Curled free kick over defensive wall wide of Víctor Valdés.
4-1. 73. Villa. Ran on to Xavi through ball and steered shot wide of Asenjo.
Yellow cards: Demichelis 27', Abidal 75'.
A record breaking Barcelona confirmed the honorary title of winter champions after beating Málaga 4-1 in the last match on Sunday evening. At the halfway stage of the season Guardiola's side have beaten their own record points haul from only last year, as well as clocking up a best ever seventeenth win in a row and a run of 28 games without defeat. With only eight minutes gone Iniesta latched on to a Dani Alves cross to fire in a shot off the post, and after Xavi hit the bar, David Villa ran on to Messi's pass to score a second under the legs of Sergio Asenjo. Pedro added a third with ten minutes still to go to the break after Asenjo saved from Iniesta, and the keeper had to be at his best to stop a couple more efforts from Messi before the half time whistle. After the restart the new look Málaga did get one back with a well struck Duda free kick, but Villa scored his second of the night after Xavi set him up a few minutes later to take their total tally in La Liga this campaign to a record 62 goals.