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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.