Malaga caused a huge upset last night after defeating the in-form Barcelona by 2 goals to nil. A first-half strike from ex-Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez and another late goal from Jony Rodriguez was enough to ensure the hosts picked up an important 3 points.

Barcelona had an opportunity to draw level with Real Madrid who had drawn 1-1 with Atletico Madrid earlier on Saturday but made things difficult for themselves, especially after Neymar was sent off in the 65th minute after receiving a second yellow card.

However, even before Neymar’s sending off Barcelona did not particularly trouble the Malaga defense and the hosts definitely ran out the deserving victors. Twitter was understandably amused by Barcelona’s loss with Real Madrid fans in particular ecstatic at the result.

Lionel Messi in particular came under fire after failing to make a mark on the match. Many also pointed out that critics of Ronaldo needed to take a look at Messi’s performance on the night as the Argentinian was off his game in a match that Barcelona needed to win, although some also pointed out that he was let down by his teammates.

Luis Enrique got some stick for yet another disappointing loss as well as his decision to loan out players like Marc Bartra to keep Jeremy Mathieu, who deputised for the suspended Gerard Pique and was roundly criticised for his role in the defeat.

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