Barcelona, without Messi, gave a play recital on Wednesday to win 2-0 to Inter Milan in the Champions League and become the sole leader in of the group B of the highest European club tournament.
Led by the Brazilians Arthur and Rafinha, the latter in charge of supplying the best historical player of Barcelona, he did not do anything wrong and opened the scoring at minute 32.
The high pressure of the Catalan team hand-tied the inter that could not do more than fall back during all the first time, only a shot by Icardi at minute 16 would disturb Ter Stegen. The Brazilian who would dress as Messi warned with 2 shots before Luis Suarez put the center that would not waste Rafinha to make the first of Barcelona.
The technician Luciano Spalletti brought in Matteo Politano by Antonio Candreva giving a point of speed to the Italian team, who in the second half improved and made Ter Stegen shine. The domain of Barcelona would return after the first 20 minutes of the second half, the entry of Vidal, Munir and Semedo gave oxygen to Barcelona that would end up defining the game when Jordi Alba received the ball on the front to go into the area and drop a cross-shot that was the final 2-0.
The victory leaves Barcelona leader alone in the B key of the Champions League with three points ahead of Inter, who remains second.
The Catalans went through the first test without Messi with a high note, they were dominant in most of the game and will reach the classic motivated and having overcome the bad moment of the season, 2 consecutive victories that uplift anyone, against a Real Madrid that it’s more mistake than right. But in the Spanish classic everything can happen, we will have to wait on Sunday and enjoy the game that paralyzes the world.