Oct 20 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the La Liga matches on Friday Saturday, October 21 (GMT) Levante v Getafe (1100) Real Betis v Alaves (1415) Valencia v Sevilla (1630) Barcelona v Malaga
Antonio Conte was in no mood to wax lyrical about the virtues of free-flowing Champions League football after his Chelsea side lost the plot and threw away a two-goal lead before scrambling a 3-3 home draw with AS Roma on Wednesday. A week in which Liverpool scored seven in Maribor, Spartak Moscow thumped Sevilla 5-1, Leipzig edged a five-goal thriller against Porto and Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur went toe to toe in a frantic Bernabeu clash continued with an enthralling Group C game at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea led with goals by David Luiz and Eden Hazard but they ceded control as Alexsandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko's double looked set to knock Conte's side off the top of the group.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday he will be wary of Malaga's strong recent record against his side when La Liga's basement club, who have only taken one point from their first eight league games, visit the Nou Camp. Barca, meanwhile, are flying high at the top of the standings, with seven wins from eight and a perfect record in the Champions League, but have struggled in their last few meetings with Malaga. Last season, Barca lost 2-0 away in April in a game which had a large say on them missing out on the Liga title to Real Madrid.