Barcelona conceded their 100 pre cent start to the season, but have still to concede a Liga goal after five games after a hard-fought 0-0 draw against a spirited and well-organised Malaga side.
Malaga were well worth a point against the league leaders, holding their own in a game that produced very few clear goalscoring opportunities. Barcelona were somewhat below par in Andalucía and failed to even register a single shot on target.
Luis Enrique made five chances to the side that had beaten Levante 5-0 at the weekend, with Brazilian summer signing Douglas handed his Barcelona debut at right back.
Neymar also started, despite coming off injured against Levante, but neither he nor an extremely subdued Lionel Messi could find the breakthrough, as Malaga spurned a few chances of their own.