Barcelona records victory over Inter despite resting Lionel Messi and other top players. With goals from Carles Perez and Ansu Fati aiding the 2-1 win against the Italian side.
Barcelona proves their ability without the star player, Messi. Following his recent statement saying his ”moment of withdrawal is approaching,” he got ruled out of the squad for Inter clash.
On the other hand, the Nerazzurri felt a ridiculous loss to Messi-less Barca, with Gerard Pique taken out also. Even, the introduction of Luis Suarez to replace Antoine Griezmann came in the second half of the match.
Barcelona can truly be merciless with their talents, as the club’s youth handled the grown-up Nerazzurri. However, Fati becomes the youngest goalscorer in the Champions League as he is 17.
Though, Antonio Conte did not relent even with the announcement of the absent Catalan’s players against his side. Still could not make it out of the round 16 following Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Slavia Praha.
Ernesto Valverde did not include Leo to visit Milan due to Clasico with Real Madrid next week, on Wednesday. And reports say that the Argentine forward suffered a season-start injury which is resurfacing.
Besides, Barca’s head coach concentrates on his three upcoming league games before the mid-season break, which includes the Madrid rivalry.
While Inter proceeds to contest with Juventus in the Serie A title race. Maurizio Sarri’s Juve had their way to the knockouts smoothly with six points clear at the top in Group D.