Barcelona vs. Inter Milan result: Barcelona on the Champions League brink after six-goal thriller
Barcelona find themselves on the edge of another UEFA Champions League group stage exit after drawing 3-3 at home to Group C rivals Inter Milan.
The hosts gave in the last part, regardless of two late objectives from Robert Lewandowski, as they couldn’t track down a pivotal victor in Catalonia.
Ousmane Dembele’s first-half goal appeared to set Xavi’s side on the road to victory, but Inter rallied superbly after the restart, with goals from Nicolo Barella, and former Barcelona transfer target Lautaro Martinez.
Lewandowski’s two balancers – either side of a quiet completion from Robin Gosens – saved Barcelona from rout on the evening, however they will be killed, if Entomb win both of their last two gathering games.
Barcelona vs. Inter Milan final score
Dembele – 41st Min – BAR
Barella – 50th Min – INT
Martinez – 63rd Min – INT
Lewandowski – 81st Min – BAR
Gosens – 89th Min – INT
Lewandowski – 90+3rd Min – BAR
Barcelona’s veterans brutally exposed
The inquest into Barcelona’s demise at Camp Nou is likely to include some firm home truths for their experienced stars.
Xavi opted to stick with Gerard Pique in central defence, with skipper Sergio Busquets anchoring the midfield, on the night.
Provoke was gotten out by Nicolo Barella for Entomb’s most memorable balancer, with Busquets too delayed under lock and key in the development to Lautaro Martinez’s objective.
Busquets was snared from that point onward, with Provoke scratching through the hour and a half, and the team have all the earmarks of being entering their last days as Barcelona players.
Nor is shy of major game nous and experience, yet they were uncovered on the move continually by Entomb, and the sensation is developing that the finish of 2022/23 will be their last venture at the Camp Nou.
Lewandowski papers over the La Blaugrana Champions League cracks
On most Heroes Association evenings, a late support from Lewandowski would have been sufficient to get a success for Barcelona, however his heroics were eclipsed at full-time.
Regardless of botching opportunities he would have expected to score before the break, he showed a well honed nature to keep the hosts in the game, as their back-line self-destructed.
The previous Bayern Munich star has scored five of Barcelona’s eight Heroes Association objectives up until this point this season, and without him, they would currently be gone for good in Gathering C.
Martinez shows Barcelona what they missed out on
Lewandowski’s performance showed why Barcelona pushed so hard for him this summer, but his opposite number, Argentina international Martinez, showed why Barcelona wanted ahim back in 2021.
Despite the Catalans’ interest, Inter held firm on Martinez, and rejected a possible exit from the San Siro.
Without surpassing Lewandowski, his connection up play prompted cerebral pains for Barcelona the entire evening, to unhesitatingly space past Marc ter Stegen, and lay on a late help for Gosens.
Barcelona’s over-reliance on Lewandowski is plain to see and the presence of a reliable back-up was shown clearly by Martinez’s solid display,
N INCREDIBLE NIGHT AT THE CAMP NOU!
ABarcelona’s Champions League knockout hopes are hanging by a thread as they could only manage a 3-3 draw at home to Inter Milan.
Five final part objectives saw the challenge swing from one finish to another at the Camp Nou and in spite of Lewandowski’s two objectives, the Catalans are very nearly Support Association bunch stage end for the second season in succession.
90+5 Mins: INTER ALMOST WIN IT!
Martinez slides Asllani through in behind but Ter Stegen rescues Barcelona at the death!!!!
90+3 Mins: LEWANDOWSKI DOES IT AGAIN!
LEWAN-GOAL-SKI SAVES BARCELONA…………AGAIN.
Garcia’s lifted cross causes issues for Onana and Lewandowski fearlessly goes to make it 3-3!!!