UEFA Champions League
6 November 2018
Game week
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Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)


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83' Malcom (G) (assist by: Philippe Coutinho)
M. Icardi (G) 87'
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Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
Inter are next in action in Serie A at the weekend against Atalanta on the road, while Barcelona face off against Real Betis in LaLiga on Sunday at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona probe on the edge of the box, but it's too late for the Spanish side to force a winner as time expires.
90'+1 Malcom finds space to whip a cross into the box for the run of Suarez, but the ball just evades the head of the forward in the middle and travels out for a goal-kick.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
88' Suarez scoops the resulting free-kick into the box for Vidal's run, but his header travels harmlessly into the hands of Handanovic.
Perisic wipes out Coutinho on the charge and goes into the book.
87' GOALLLLLLLLL!!!! ICARDI LEVELS THE SCORES!!! 1-1!!! The Argentine finds the net from close range to bring his team level. Icardi has been starved of service this evening, but he takes his one chance on offer. Vecino latches on to a loose ball in the box and fires at goal. Lenglet makes the block, but Icardi pounces on the rebound. He gets half-a-yard on Sergi Roberto before placing his strike between the legs of Ter Stegen. Game on.
85' Brozovic is withdrawn for Martinez as Inter attempt to find a late equaliser.
84' Brozovic takes out Malcom and goes into the book.
83' Coutinho beats the challenge of De Vrij with a neat turn before finding Malcom, who does the rest.
GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!! MALCOM SCORES HIS FIRST BARCELONA GOAL!!! 1-0!!!! The Catalan club take the lead and it's the Brazilan who gets his first senior goal for Valverde's team. Coutinho provides the spark as he beats De Vrij on the half-way line with a neat piece of skill. Malcom collects his offload in space on the right flank. He raids to the edge of the box before firing a left-footed strike that beats the hand of Handanovic to find the bottom corner. A super goal from Barcelona.
81' Candreva comes for the home side to replace the tiring legs of Politano.
Malcom replaces Dembele for the visitors.
80' OVER! Suarez tries an ambitious shot from a tight angle as frustration builds for the visitors. The ball sails over the bar without troubling Handanovic.
79' Inter are defending in numbers on the edge of their own box and holding the visitors at bay. Skriniar and De Vrij have been excellent this evening.
77' A rare lull in the play as Barcelona put their foot on the ball. Both teams might be preparing for a frantic last 10 minutes here.
75' Politano has his run blocked off with a shove by Lenglet on the edge of the box, but the referee waves plan on much to the bemusement of everyone in the stadium. Even Barcelona seemed to think that challenge would be called.
74' Arthur is withdrawn for Vidal for the visitors.
73' Inter aborb pressure from the visitors before breaking on the counter. Brozovic and Vecino combine to release Vrsaljko down the right flank. Icardi supports his team-mate and sends a cross to the back post, but the ball travels out before it reaches Perisic at the back post.
71' Both sides continue to play expansive football. Neither team is going to settle for a point here.
69' BLOCK! Perisic surges down the left inside channel and goes for the strike on his right foot. Sergi Roberto and Pique do enough to divert the ball wide of the target. It's an open contest at San Siro.
68' Valero releases the run of Politano into the final third down the right flank. He checks inside to shoot, only to see his effort blocked by a wall of pink shirts and out for a corner.
67' SAVE! Handanovic is on the spot again for the home side. He beats away a powerful strike from Dembele after the Frenchman found space in the right channel to fire at goal. Suarez on the follow-up could only smash the ball into the side-netting from a tight angle.
63' Valero will provide fresh legs in the Inter midfield as he replaces Nainggolan.
62' Barcelona probe through Coutinho and he works space for a strike at goal. It deflects off the legs of Vrsaljko and continues towards the near post, but Handanovic turns the ball behind for a corner.
59' Sergi Roberto shanks his attempted clearance from the back and it allows Icardi to cut inside from the left flank, but Lenglet is there to block his strike.
58' OVER! Lenglet rises highest in the box to head Dembele's corner towards goal, but he guides his effort over the bar.
57' Suarez raids down the right flank and tries to knock the ball past Perisic. The winger diverts the ball behind for a corner, although Suarez is adamant that he used his hands. The official behind the goal did not see the incident, much to the fury of the Barcelona forward.
56' Barcelona are establishing a passing rhythm that sees them encamped in the Inter half, although it is leaving space for the home side on the counter.
52' SAVE! Coutinho finds space in the left inside channel and he goes for the blast towards the near post, but Handanovic is alert to make the reaction stop.
51' Inter live dangerously at the back as De Vrij's header just has enough pace to reach Handanovic with Suarez lurking. Asamoah then loses possession immediately and Suarez is felled as he attempts to beat Skriniar, but the referee waves play on.
50' Inter win a free-kick in a decent position, and although the visitors clear the first delivery into the box, Brozovic gets a second opportunity. De Vrij rises highest in the penalty area, only to guide his header over the bar.
48' Brozovic loses possession in a dangerous position, but Barcelona fail to make the midfielder pay as Coutinho fails to find a team-mate with his offload.
46' We're underway again at San Siro.
Inter had a couple of moments in the first half, none more so than Kwadwo Asamoah, who missed their best opportunity. The full-back fired wide from close range after latching on to Ivan Perisic's cross. The home side have had time in the final third, but have lacked a clinical edge with their use of the ball. Luciano Spalletti will be looking for better efficiency from his team in possession in the Barcelona half in the second period.
It's goalless at the break in the Champions League clash between Inter and Barcelona at San Siro. The Catalan club have had the better opportunities in the first half as Luis Suarez has fired wide and seen an effort well saved by Samir Handanovic. Ousmane Dembele also saw a strike from distance beaten away by the Inter keeper. The home side have been resilient at the back with Milan Skriniar denying Suarez on more than one occasion. They will need that level of play throughout to earn a positive result this evening.
44' Skriniar continues to be a rock at the back for the home side, making another fine challenge to disrupt a Barcelona break to stop Dembele's charge down the right.
42' Rakitic trips Nainggolan on the break and goes into the book.
40' Rakitic releases Suarez over the top and he breaks away into the right inside channel. Skriniar tracks his progress and produces a fine challenge to win possession before clearing his lines. Excellent defending from the Inter man.
39' Lenglet gives the ball away in a dangerous position with a loose clearance, but Vecino plays a poor pass on the edge of the box, allowing Busquets to make the interception.
35' The Catalan club have taken note of Inter's pressure and are trying to take the pace out of the game with a period of possession.
33' Inter's approach from playing out from the back is a risk, although it is affording them space in the final third once they've beaten the first press from the visitors. However, they do need to use the ball more efficiently in the Barcelona half.
29' Barcelona probe on the edge of the Inter box and this time Coutinho lines up a strike from distance, only to bend his effort narrowly over the bar.
28' Vrsaljko whips a dangerous low cross towards the near post for Icardi's run. However, the Argentine moves a fraction too early and is caught offside.
27' Busquets lifts a ball over the top of the Inter defence for the run of Alba from left into the middle, but he just cannot reach the offload on the stretch.
26' Both teams have had good chances in the final third, but neither have displayed the clinical edge needed to break the deadlock.
24' Perisic takes on Sergi Roberto down the flank and he wins a free-kick off the legs of the Barcelona full-back. It's end-to-end action at San Siro.
Rakitic lines up a blockbuster from distance and he connects with power on his drive, only to miss the target by about a foot. Not a bad effort from the midfielder.
21' Vrsaljko makes a vital interception at the back on the stretch to stop Rakitic's clipped pass over the top from finding Suarez in the left inside channel.
17' Inter are inviting pressure on themselves by continuing to play the ball out short from the back. It only takes one mistake against a team of Barcelona's quality.
15' Politano takes the resulting free-kick and fails to beat the first Barcelona defender at the near post with his delivery.
14' Politano tries to get the better of Lenglet down the right flank and goes down in a heap. The referee awards a free-kick to the home side, although there did not look to be much in the challenge.
11' Perisic finds space down the left flank and with his right boot he sends a dangerous cross into the middle that Icardi fails to react to at the near post.
9' Coutinho charges forward through the middle of the Inter midfield and tries to thread the needle to release Suarez, but De Vrij on the slide makes an important intervention.
8' Suarez goes on the charge down the left inside channel and he fires a low ball across the face of goal, but there's no pink shirt there to capitalise.
7' Alba tries to get the better of Vrsaljko - in a renewed rivalry from Barcelona v Atletico Madrid days - but the Inter full-back holds firm to make the challenge. The ball strikes Alba on the hand and the referee awards a free-kick to the home side.
6' Both sides are not backing down and are attempting to play expansive football. The game is fairly open.
4' Inter are attempting to press the visitors high up the pitch, but Barcelona are finding space down the flanks to feed Dembele and Coutinho in the early stages.
1' We're underway at San Siro.
Inter are on the front foot immediately as Icardi works the ball into the path of Vecino in the middle. The Argentine goes for goal, only to place a tame effort at Ter Stegen.
SUBS: Nelson Semedo, Rafinha, Jasper Cillessen, Malcom, Arturo Vidal, Carles Alena, Chumi.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arthur; Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho.
SUBS: Lautaro Martinez, Keita Balde, Borja Valero, Joao Miranda, Daniele Padelli, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Antonio Candreva.
INTER (4-2-3-1): Samir Handanovic; Sime Vrsaljko, Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Kwadwo Asamoah; Matias Vecino, Marcelo Brozovic; Matteo Politano, Radja Nainggolan, Ivan Perisic; Mauro Icardi.
Inter can take a huge step towards reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League with a victory over Barcelona on home soil this evening. The Italian outfit defeated PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham in their opening two matches before slipping to a 2-0 defeat to the Catalan club at the Camp Nou. Barcelona can secure their place in the next phase of the competition with a win at San Siro, which would send them through as group winners. Ernesto Valverde's men have won all three of their games with relative ease and they will be looking for a similar performance tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Inter and Barcelona at San Siro.


S. Handanovič
M. ter Stegen
Š. Vrsaljko
I. Rakitić
Sergio Busquets
S. de Vrij
Philippe Coutinho
M. Vecino
L. Suárez
M. Icardi
O. Dembélé
R. Nainggolan
C. Lenglet
M. Politano
K. Asamoah
Jordi Alba
Sergi Roberto
M. Škriniar
I. Perišić
M. Brozović

Additional info

S. Marciniak
P. Sokolnicki
Fourth official
R. Siejka

Match Stats

Internazionale Barcelona
30 Attacks (Dangerous) 52
3 Corners 10
11 Fouls 8
9 Free Kicks 13
12 Goal Kicks 6
2 Offsides 0
1 Shots (blocked) 5
7 Shots (off target) 10
0 Shots (on target) 9
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
12 Throw Ins 17

Serie A table

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La Liga table

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Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza