No Messi, no problem for Barca as they ease past Inter Milan

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Barcelona have eased past Inter Milan at Camp Nou with a formidable margin of 2-0 without Lionel Messi. With this win, the Catalan Giants have moved to the top of the table in their Group with 9 points from three matches so far.

Rafinha Alcantara has started for Barcelona in place of Lionel Messi. It will surely be a memorable night for the 25 year old Brazilian winger as he has given the lead to Barcelona in this important match at the 32nd minute of the match. The first half of the match was dominated by Barcelona as they have the more ball possession.

 

In the second half of the match, the manager of Inter Milan, Luciano Spalletti has made three changes. Matteo Politano and Lautaro Martinez came in place of  Antonio Candreva and Borja Valero. Keita Balde also replaced Ivan Perisic at the 77th minute of the match. But the Italian side have failed to get the equaliser with the counter attacking style of football. On the other hand, Ernesto Valverde also brought in Nelson Semedo, Arturo Vidal and Munir El Haddadi in the second half of the match for Barcelona.

Jordi Alba  sealed the match for Barcelona as he scored the winner for the Catalan Giants at the 83rd minute of the match. After this Goal there were no chances for Inter Milan to make a comeback in this match. The match has ended with a scoreline of 2-0 in favour of Barcelona. Without Lionel Messi, the Catalan Giants have to face Real Madrid in the upcoming weekend. The win will surely increase their confidence level ahead of the El Clasico.

 

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