Barcelona overcame the absence of prolific goalscorer Lionel Messi to beat bottom club Malaga and open up an 11-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Messi, who has scored 24 goals in 27 league games, withdrew from Saturday's match after the birth of his third son.
Luis Suarez's header set Barca on their way before Philippe Coutinho's sublime backheel doubled the lead.
Malaga played an hour with 10 men after Samu Garcia was sent off for an awful challenge on Jordi Alba.
Barcelona's next match is at home to Chelsea in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday. The first leg at Stamford Bridge ended 1-1.