It's been a tough couple of weeks for Barcelona football club. They began by squandering their La Liga hopes in a 2-0 defeat at Malaga, which was followed by a gruelling 3-0 defeat in Turin against Juventus and their exit from the competition after a 0-0 second-leg result at the Camp Nou.
The game against Malaga presented a key opportunity to reduce the gap to league-leaders Real Madrid, who had dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with local rivals Atletico earlier in the day.
But a heavily-rotated Barcelona side were unable to get past Malaga at
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Barca are now three-points behind Real Madrid at the top of La Liga, and although Madrid have a game in hand, Luis Enrique's side could go top if they beat their rivals in this weekend's El Clasico.