Barcelona Edge Inter Milan In UCL 2-1 Close Encounter


Spanish Giants, FC Barcelona edged Italian side, Inter Milan 2-1 on two second-half goals by Luis Suarez to move into a tie on points for the lead in Group F of the ongoing Champions League.

With the brace against Inter, Suarez has already doubled his goal total in the 2018-2019 Champions League, and the Uruguayan’s return to form in European play couldn’t have come at a better time for Barcelona, currently fourth in La Liga after seven matches.

The visitors, superior in all aspects of the game for the lion’s share of the first half, took the lead in the 2nd minute with a goal by Lautaro Martinez, who took a deep pass and got past defender Clement Lenglet before beating keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen with a low drive.

It was Inter’s first goal at Camp Nou in nearly half-a-century.

The hosts’ best moments of the opening period came in the 20th minute, culminating in a shot by Sergio Busquets. Lionel Messi’s free kick five minutes later posed no problems for Inter keeper Samir Handanovic.

Antonio Candreva doubled Inter’s lead in the 27th minute, but the goal was disallowed for an offside.

After turning his first touch into a scoring chance, the Vidal assisted on Suarez’s equalizer in the 58th minute.

The contest was still deadlocked with six minutes left in regulation when Messi worked his magic to set up Suarez’s game-winner.

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