Málaga: Willy Caballero (Arnau 86');
Jesús Gámez, Kris, Weligton, Eliseu; Apoño (Portillo 69'),
Nacho Camacho; Seba Fernández, Maresc, Duda (Sandro Silva 69'); Juanmi.
Barcelona: Pinto; Marc Bartra, Fontás, Abidal (Pedro 71'), Maxwell; Thiago, Sergio Roberto, Adriano (Dani Alves 58'); Afellay, Bojan, Jeffren (Mascherano 67'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 31. Seba Fernández. Fired shot past Pinto after Maresca laid ball across.
1-1. 43. Bojan (penalty). After Bojan himself fouled by Eliseu inside penalty area.
1-2. 75. Afellay. Beat Willy Caballero with low shot from outside area.
1-3. 84. Bartra. Got above defence to head Dani Alves corner past keeper.
Yellow cards: Apoño 28', Eliseu 42', Gámez 44', Abidal 46', Dani Alves 73'.
League champions Barcelona kicked off the weekend with a 1-3 victory at Málaga. With the Champions League final only a week away, Guardiola rested virtually his entire first choice line-up, only giving a run out to Abidal for him to get some match practice. And the locals took advantage to take the lead, Seba Fernández controlling Maresca's pass before beating Pinto on the half hour mark. Bojan made it all square from the penalty spot though after he was fouled by Eliseu a couple of minutes before the break, and Afellay and youngster Marc Bartra scored twice in the second half to give the Blaugrana their best ever record away from home.