Ibrahimovic scored his fifth goal in as many games, and super-sub Pique added a second to give Barcelona a 2-0 victory in a hard-fought game at Malaga.
The game was extremely difficult for Barcelona due to the uncompromising nature of the Malaga defenders. And this is just putting it mildly. Messi got stepped on thrice, Henry and Chigrinskiy walked off injured and the referee literally ignored every bad tackle by Malaga.
Though Albert Luque did get a red card late on, the real culprit was Wellington who was guilty of some truly horrible challenges.
However, the negative and despicable tactics of Malaga did not prevent Ibrahimovic, who replaced an injured Henry after 25 minutes, from becoming the most successful signing in the club's history by scoring his fifth goal in five games.
Another impressive performance and three points. However, Barcelona are second in the table on goal difference over Real Madrid.