La Liga: FC Barcelona vs. Malaga
League leaders FC Barcelona will try to make it five wins in a row when they face Andalusian side Malaga CF tonight at La Rosalenda.
According to reports, Thierry Henry is set to start in the center of attack for the Catalan giants.
The 32-year-old has been frustrated by being frequently used on the left hand side of Barca’s attacking trident recently, and an injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic had reportedly given him the chance to start in the middle.
Henry was in great shape last season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions. However, the Frenchman is yet to score this season and has been criticized for his second-rate performances.
Well, now is the right time for him to silence all those critics.
Andres Iniesta is expected to make his first start of the season, after fully recovering from injury but Bojan and Gabi Milito will miss the match.
Game time is 8:00 p.m. CET (2:00 p.m. ET).
UPDATE: Barca kept up their perfect start to the campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Malaga. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the opener in the first-half and Gerard Pique increased the lead just before the hour mark when he turned home Xavi’s free-kick.