Dembele 'took a step forward' for Barca vs. Malaga - Valverde

"We scored two goals and had chances to get more, and then the match was clearly ours after the sending off".

"In the second half we began to subconsciously think about the match on Wednesday", said Valverde, who allayed injury concerns over full-backs Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba after the pair picked up knocks in the victory.

"But having said that, we thought a year ago that the clause for Neymar was also good enough to retain the player, and that proved last summer not to be the case".

The second half was a virtual non-event as Barca conserved their energy for next week's Champions League tie at home to Chelsea.

Malaga midfielder Samu was given his marching orders by the referee shortly after the second goal for an out-of-control lunge into Alba's ankle.

"For me he's from another galaxy", Madrid manager Zidane said. Iván Ramis equaliser to Ronaldos first goal could not help the hosts keep their undefeated streak at home intact as Ronaldo thumped in a header in the 84th minute to hand Real Madrid the much-deserved win.

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Ichiro Suzuki likely to return to Seattle Mariners
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"He knows he's going to score, he's unique and special. The statistics speak for themselves".

This was, of course, little deterrent for the Barca buzzsaw, as Ernesto Valverde's side remained unbeaten on the league season.

Modric was excellent throughout, the Croatian providing a sublime pass with the outside of his foot for Ronaldo's opener.

Rodrigo Moreno scored twice to give Valencia an important away victory that opened up an 11-point advantage over fifth-place Sevilla.

Coutinho, relishing a free creative role with no Messi in the side, was close to his second of the night when some smart interchanges saw Paulinho lay-off to his compatriot but Roberto was equal to yet another risky effort.


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