Barcelona Win Freezed By Jordi Alba Over Internazionale In The Lionel Messi Absence

Barcelona appeared through their first test in the absence of Lionel Messi who is injured. Barcelona has earned convincing win of 2-0 at home on Wednesday against Internationale to take control on the Group B of the Champions League. In the 32nd minute, Rafinha begins scoring opposite the club he was and where he spent the second half of his last season. It was ahead of Jordi Alba late strike extended the clean beginning of Barcelona in the European campaign.

In the absence of Messi, who got sidelined because of the broken arm, Barça was deficient of their original skill and the guests made up the 1st opening. Gradually, the hosts of competition built the momentum, with a couple of tame Rafinha efforts saved comfortably by Samir Handanovic and Clément Lenglet the defender also missing two opportunities in the first half-hour of the match.

Just after the mark of a half-hour, Rafinha broke the deadlock, coming through the middle, finding Luis Suárez, prior to turning the cross of Uruguayan in on the volley.

The lead was very much the deserved one and Barça grabbed a second almost just ahead of the break. Milan Skriniar then brings down Philippe Coutinho at the tip of the box, and the free kick of Brazilian deflected off Miranda and drop the wide inches of the wrong-footed post of Handanovic.

After the restart, Inter leveled five minutes later when Ter Stegen was enforced to make an important save from the dangerous cross of Matteo Politano. Handanovic then was left with no options rather stop Suárez making it the winning score of 2-0 as the hosts rediscover their stride. Again Lenglet was denied before the hosts came from a close distance from doubling their lead when only 19 minutes was left. Overall the win puts the Barcelona team on top of Group B with nine points, with Inter on six.