Barcelona through in Champions League as Liverpool suffer shock loss

Barcelona through in Champions League as Liverpool suffer shock loss

Barcelona through in Champions League as Liverpool suffer shock loss

"We played the best team in the world and they scored a typical Barcelona goal", Icardi told Sky Sport Italia .

"We're all happy for Malcom", Busquets said.

Messi is recovering from a broken arm suffered last month, and Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has opted to leave the superstar attacker out of the match at the San Siro, sticking with the same starting XI that scraped past Rayo Vallecano 3-2 at the weekend.

The forward returned to training last week but was not expected to feature for Barcelona for at least another week. Barcelona remained top of the group, three points ahead of Inter and six ahead of Tottenham which beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1. We will go there to win.

Valverde said of not including the Argentinian in his matchday 18: "We didn't want to take a risk with Leo".

However, Messi wasn't even on the bench at San Siro.

"Rafinha is a player who moves well between lines", Valverde said after the win over Inter. It will be a very tough game and there will be a lot at stake, because the prize is an important one.

The Inter Milan vs Barcelona match in the UEFA Champions League 2018-19 will start at 1:30 AM IST on 7th October 2018, late Tuesday night in India. "We know they will score many goals together again".

Suarez had two chances in quick succession in the first half but Milan Skriniar cleared from nearly on the goalline and the striker's effort from the resulting corner flashed across the area.

He was eventually beaten just as it looked like he was going to save Inter from conceding so many chances, Malcom scampering down the right in the 83rd minute before ripping home a shot between two Inter players.

But Inter substitute Lautaro Martinez also had an immediate impact as his cross was deflected into the path of Icardi, who fired in his third goal in four matches in the competition. Finally, Suarez scored his second and Barcelona's victor in the dying seconds of the match to rescue the full three points for the Catalan giants.

"We were fearless and we performed in line with what the crowd wanted".

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