Barcelona in Champions League

Barcelona in Champions League

Lionel Messi made the trip with Barcelona but is unlikely to play as he continues to recover from a fractured arm.

But Inter hit back to earn a point thanks to Mauro Icardi's 87th-minute leveller, keeping the three-time former winners on course to join Barcelona in qualifying for the last 16 from Group B.

"We didn't give up after they scored and fortunately the ball bounced to me. there was a bit of luck that the ball arrived there".

"I think we deserved more". It was a terrible display from a side who have not won in 15 games, including five matches under Henry.

Does FC Barcelona's ideal UEFA Champions League record represent something more substantive than a hot start? The 26-year-old saved Barcelona's blushes in two of their last three league games, against Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano, and is enjoying a stunning run of form. "They came forward too easily in the first half and when you leave them possession constantly, you are going to be pinned back", said Handanovic.

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The Brazilian snubbed Roma to sign for Barca in a €41million transfer in July, but has since found his involvement severely limited with just one Copa del Rey start to speak of.

Racing onto Rakitic's pass and teeing up Suarez to tap in the opener at Vallecas was also Jordi Alba, who has been arguably Barca's best player this season.

The Slovenia global made his best save just before the hour mark when he charged out to block Ivan Rakitic's shot as the Croatian bore down on goal. "There was a lot of unfair criticism about the players that played in the cup match". "We talked about it and he understood", Valverde told reporters.

"We were careful in training, but we knew that today's match would be like how it was with the intensity that there was".

"We're all happy for Malcom", Busquets said. "The one that's left is for us to get first place".

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