• Malaga beat Barcelona 5-1 in 2003; this is still the most recent time the Catalans have conceded as many goals in a league game.
  • Barcelona have won their last 10 league games against Malaga, scoring 3.6 goals per game on average.
  • The Catalan giants have won their last five visits to La Rosaleda in La Liga; winning there more often than any other venue since 2008/09.
  • Bernd Schuster has only won two of his seven league games as a manager against Barcelona (D1 L4), both as Real Madrid gaffer.
  • Lionel Messi has scored seven goals in his last four league games against Malaga, including two hat-tricks.
  • Argentinean central-midfielder Fernando Tissone committed more fouls than any other player last weekend (eight), but didn’t receive a yellow card.
  • Barcelona’s opening 7-0 victory over Levante last weekend was their biggest ever victory on the first weekend of a campaign.
  • Between them, Lionel Messi (two goals and one assist) and Cesc Fabregas (two assists) contributed to five of Barcelona’s seven goals last weekend.
  • Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal of the season after three minutes; he needed 1,124 minutes to register last term.
  • With eight league goals last season, Roque Santa Cruz beat his previous record haul for a La Liga campaign (seven with Betis two seasons ago).