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Messi Leads The Way For Barca

Barcelona continued their La Liga domination with another comfortable victory as they beat Malaga 3-1 at La Rosaleda on Sunday night.

Lionel Messi returned to the starting lineup after being rested alongside a number of his team-mates in mid-week, and marked his return with the opening goal and an assist.

The Argentine slotted the only goal of the first half in the 27th minute. Ignacio Camacho played a diabolical back pass to his goalkeeper, allowing Messi to take possession and slide his strike into the back of the net.

Cesc Fabregas doubled the visitors' lead and Thiago Alcantara secured the three points before a consolation strike for the hosts via Diego Buonanotte.

Messi provided an ingenious through ball for Fabregas who ran onto it after evading stand-in right-back Sergio Sanchez. The former Arsenal skipper hit a classy shot past Willy Caballero and into the back of the net.

The score was 3-0 in the 82nd minute thanks to Thiago's timely finish. The midfielder combined well with Dani Alves before powering home a low shot from the edge of the area.

Buonanotte gave the home fans something to cheer when he scored with a terrific free-kick in the last few minutes, but it was the Catalans' night as they surged 11 points clear.

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