Barcelona On The Brink of Champions League Exit Despite Lewandowski’s Stoppage-time Equaliser Against Inter Milan

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Barcelona are on the brink of Champions League exit after settling for a 3-3 draw with Inter Milan at Camp Nou. Robert Lewandowski’s last-minute header salvaged a draw for the Catalans against a spirited Inter Milan.

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Barca on the brink of Champions League exit after a 3-3 draw with Inter Milan at Camp Nou

It was a dramatic and spirited challenge at Camp Nou as Inter Milan produced a stunning performance denying Barcelona all three points in front of their home fans.

The high-pitched game was a make-or-mar encounter for both sides to determine who may likely join Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout round.

Far from expectation, the Serie A giants showed character at Camp Nou as they nearly left Camp Nou with all three points save Robert Lewandowski’s stoppage-time header.

The game produced two astonishing come-backs before ending in a thrilling 3-3 draw after the final whistle.

Barcelona dominated proceedings but subsequently took the lead against the visitors sending the home fans into a wild celebration at Camp Nou.

The first half nearly ended in a barren draw before Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring in the 40th minute with an assist from Sergio Roberto.

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With just five minutes left to play in the first half, the Catalans successfully took the lead before going into the beak.

The second half witnessed a rain of goals as both sides found the back of the net at ease.

Five minutes into the second half, it was Inter Milan with an equaliser that shut up the roaring Barcelona fans in the stadium.

Barella was the Inter Milan savior as he converted Bastoni’s assist into an equalizer for the Serie A side.

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The atmosphere was gloomy for the Catalans after the draw, but Lautaro Martinez was to worsen the situation after he struck to give Inter the lead.

Martinez found the back of the net in the 63rd minute to put Inter Milan a goal ahead of their hosts.

Barcelona were desperately searching for a quick equaliser to navigate their way into the game again, all to no avail.

The Catalans had to wait till the 82nd minute when Lewandowski struck to bring the scoreline to a 2-2 draw.

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After it seemed like the game would end in a draw, Inter Milan pulled another shocker again to return to the lead.

Cosens struck just at the stroke of the end of regulation time to restore Inter Milan’s lead again.

Inter Milan was three goals up against Barcelona’s two goals, with just the added time left to play.

Barcelona was on the edge of being confirmed as Europa League candidates after Inter’s third goal save another stunner header from Robert Lewandowski in the 92nd minute.

Robert Lewandowski bagged his brace, keeping qualification hopes with his stunning stoppage-time header to tie the game.

The game ended in a six-goal thriller, but Barcelona faces a higher risk of failing to make it to the Champions League next round.

Barcelona knockout qualification permutations

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Barcelona’s chances of making it to the knockout round of this year’s Champions League is very slim.

They are more likely to end up in the Europa League as last season.

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As things stand after the matchday four-game in Group C, Barcelona has 4 points and are third.

They are 3 points behind Inter Milan, who have 7 points. Bayern Munich have already qualified for the knockout stage after making it four wins in four matches to top the group.

If Inter Milan wins any of their remaining two matches, then Barcelona will be out of the competition for the second time in a row.

Meanwhile, the Serie A giants are tipped to wrap things up against Viktoria Pizen in Italy in their next fixture.

Barcelona are indeed technically out of the Champions League after the 3-3 draw, as bookmakers have already tipped Inter Milan to join Bayern Munich in the knockout stage.

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