Barcelona's reserves rally to beat Malaga 3-1

AP, Saturday 21 May 2011

Barcelona closed out its third straight Spanish league crown in style as a team made up mostly of reserves rallied for a 3-1 victory at Malaga on Saturday

Bojan Krkic
Barcelona's Bojan Krkic reacts after scoring against Malaga

Bojan Krkic's penalty just before halftime canceled out Sebastian Fernandez's 31st-minute opener for Malaga before Ibrahim Afellay and Marc Bartra scored second-half goals eight minutes apart to give Barcelona the victory.

Lionel Messi was among seven regulars left out of the squad to rest up for next Saturday's Champions League final against Manchester United at Wembley.

With its record 14th victory in 18 away games, Barcelona finished its 21st title-winning season with 96 points from 38 matches.

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