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MADRID, Spain -- Lionel Messi failed to take his chances as Barcelona was held to a 0-0 draw by a disciplined and defensive Malaga side in the Spanish league on Wednesday. Messi missed two opportunities in the first half and never looked comfortable on the ball after the break. Barcelona leads the standings on 13 points after five matches, with Sevilla second on goal difference after it beat Real Sociedad 1-0. Atletico Madrid is third on 11 points after beating Almeria 1-0 and Valencia, with 10 points, plays on Thursday against Cordoba. In other matches on Wednesday, Rayo Vallecano beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1, Eibar drew 1-1 with Villarreal and Levante beat Granada 1-0. Messi blasted a direct free kick well over Idriss Kamenis crossbar in the 15th and then chested the ball out of play in the 26th as he raced forward to try and latch onto Jordi Albas inviting cross. Malaga kept Barcelona in check and then came close to scoring in the 68th minute when Nordin Amrabat hit a powerful shot wide. "This result was due to an accumulation of factors, and Malaga also played with great merit," Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said. "Its a point, and we must carry on. Its never easy to play against a defence made up of nine or 10 men." The Andalusian side piled on the pressure after Barcelona right-back Douglas -- who made a poor debut for the league leaders -- made a clumsy tackle and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was forced to punch out Luis Romeros free kick in the 71st. "We took the game in the direction we wanted to and knew we would have the occasional opportunity on the counterattack," Malaga defender Ignacio Camacho said. There was a tense moment in the 82nd minute when Wellington pushed Messi to the ground when the ball was not in play -- earning the Malaga defender a booking. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was shown a yellow card for protesting about the incident. Sevilla closed the points gap on Barcelona with its victory over Real Sociedad. Gerard Deulofeu found himself in front of an open goal to hit Sevillas winner in the 18th minute, following a cross by Benoit Tremoulinas. Atletico Madrid stayed close to the pacesetters after a header by Miranda gave the capital club a 1-0 win at Almeria. Miranda rose to head in Jorge "Koke" Resurreccions beautifully-weighted corner kick on the hour mark. Almeria goalkeeper Ruben Martinez kept his side in the game when he correctly read Arda Turans attempt to lob him in the 69th. With coach Diego Simeone still serving out a touchline ban, it was up to his assistant German Burgos to give the Atletico squad instructions and encouragement. Elsewhere, Bilbao slumped to defeat after taking the lead against Rayo Vallecano. 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Keenan Reynolds ran for 100 yards and a touchdown and threw for another as the Midshipmen defeated the Black Knights 17-10 on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Up 7-0 during the latter stages of the second quarter, Army was faced with a 4th-and-1 at the Navy 30. Black Knights quarterback Angel Santiago kept the ball on a quarterback sneak and appeared to pick up a first down, but Midshipmen coach Ken Niumatalolo signaled for a timeout right before the ball was snapped and the play was whistled dead. After the stoppage, Santiago had trouble with the exchange and was stopped shy of the marker on another sneak attempt. The Midshipmen (7-5), whose offense failed to move the chains on each of their first three possessions, found the end zone on their ensuing touch when Reynolds rolled right and found Jamir Tillman for a 9-yard touchdown in the front part of the end zone to tie the score. Navy carried that momentum into the second half, where it pulled away. Reynolds was 6-of-8 for 77 yards and picked up his 100 yards on the ground on 26 carries for the Midshipmen, who will face San Diego State in 10 days in the Poinsettia Bowl. Chris Swain posted 47 yards on nine totes and Noah Copeland added 30 on 12 rushes in the triumph. Navy, which has outscored Army 417-142 during the winning streak, ran for 205 yards as a team. Larry Dixon ran the ball 14 times for 90 yards to lead the Black Knights (4-8), who havent beaten the Midshipmen since Dec. 1, 2001 when they recorded a 26-17 victory. Navy held a 17-7 advantage with 3:47 remaining before Reynolds fumbled an exchange and Joe Drummond pounced on the ball for Army. The miscue led to a 52-yard Daniel Grochowski field goal, making it a one- score game, but the ensuing onside kick with 1:51 to play was recovered by the Midshipmen. The Black Knights opened the scoring following Navys initial offensive sequence when JJosh Jenkins blocked a punt and Xavier Moss returned it for a touchdown.dddddddddddd Navy was unable to sustain a drive until the early stages of the second. It moved the chains for the first time following a 10-yard Reynolds run on a 3rd- and-2.The Midshipmen went on to pick up two more first downs prior to punting. Dixon broke several tackles on a 3rd-and-6 sprint draw play for an 8-yard pickup and Joe Walker gained 18 along the left sideline off an option pitch to take the ball to the Navy 39. The failed Santiago sneak came four snaps later. The Midshipmen capitalized quickly on the turnover on downs when Reynolds fired a 39-yard strike to Tillman over the middle on a post pattern. The game- tying score came five plays later, knotting the score at 7-7. Ryan Williams-Jenkins returned the second-half kickoff 41 yards to midfield. Andrew King sacked Reynolds for a 6-yard loss on a 3rd-and-8 at the Army 22 to push a field-goal attempt further back, but Austin Grebe made it anyway, connecting from 45 yards out to give Navy the lead. Grochowski hooked a 49-yard field goal wide left on Armys next touch and Navy went up by double figures with an elongated 15-play trek. Reynolds picked up a pair of 3rd-and-shorts with 4-yard runs sandwiched around Copelands 4-yard carry to convert a 3rd-and-3 and Reynolds capped the 69-yard march with a 1-yd quarterback sneak for a 17-7 margin. Paul Quessenberry forced an A.J. Schurr fumble on Armys next drive and Will Anthony pounced on the loose ball to give the ball back to the Midshipmen midway through the fourth. Game Notes Three of the last four meetings between the teams have been decided by a touchdown or fewer, although Navy tallied a 34-7 victory a year ago ... Niumatalolo became Navys all-time winningest coach with the victory, passing George Welsh. 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