Twitter was fuming over the dreadful refereeing decision for Barcelona's opening goal v Malaga

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After the acrimonious departure of Neymar in the summer, Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona have silenced all the critics.

There were echoes of the Blaugrana being in a crisis but so far, they have looked far better than the side led by Luis Enrique in 2016/17.

They are undefeated in all competitions and Lionel Messi looks in the form of his life.

However, they do appear to be to reliant on the Argentine superstar, with 'Own Goal' their second top scorer in all competitions.

Even Luis Suarez is struggling to find the back of the net, although, he did score a vital equaliser against Atletico Madrid last weekend.

But, in the early stages of the game against Malaga at the Nou Camp, someone else managed to get their name on the score sheet; Gerard Deulofeu.

The former Everton winger has endured an indifferent start in Catalonia, but he has impressed in flashes.

It was a very clever flick from the Spain international after excellent work from second-choice left-back, Lucas Digne.

But, the goal was awarded under very controversial circumstances, because the ball obviously crossed the line before being crossed into Deulofeu's path.


You have to feel for Malaga. No one wants to travel to the Nou Camp, but being handed a hammer blow like that makes the whole ordeal a lot worse.

Naturally, Twitter picked up on the incident and gave their verdict on yet another dodgy decision being handed Barca's way.

UEFAlona anyone?


Just what is it with Spanish officiating?

Even those watching from their armchairs at home could see the ball had crossed the line and it is yet another reason why Europe's top leagues need the assistance of technology.

Real Madrid will be the ones lamenting the decision, with Zinedine Zidane's side already five points behind their bitter rivals and in desperate need of luck to start swinging their way this season.

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