Jordi Alba celebrated the second goal when Barcelona beat Inter Milan in the Champions League qualifying Group B.

Photo: FC Barcelona

The perfect result was scored by Barcelona in the Champions League qualifying Group B. The 2-0 victory over Inter Milan made the Blaugarana top the standings while opening up opportunities to the knockout phase.

The victory obtained by Ernesto Valverde's troops at Camp Nou on Thursday (10/25/2018) was dawn, arguably a bit of a shock. Because, in the duel Barcelona can not be strengthened Lionel Messi.

This condition is what makes Inter so confident that he can conquer the Catalan team in front of his own supporters. But the opposite happened. Throughout the 90 minutes, Inter players made it difficult to break the Barcelona defense. Even the absence of Messi did not have much effect with the many opportunities that Barcelona gained.

After winning in the first round through Rafinfa, Barcelona's attack pressure did not recede. They continue to give Inter players to focus on maintaining defense. But the sturdy wall was torn after Luis Suarez snaked into the penalty box. If only goalkeeper Samir Handanovic could not resist a hard kick from the Uruguayan, the second goal would have been born.

Seven minutes ahead of the end of the match, Inter really had to take a bitter pill. Through an action Jordi Alba who received feedback Ivan Rakitic reinforces Barcelona's superiority.

This 2-0 score lasted until the final whistle sounded. An additional three points make Barcelona solid at the top of the standings with nine points. Whereas Inter, stuck in second place with a value of six.

Although finally Inter Milan suffered defeat, Milan Skriniar managed to show its enormous potential. The future as a big player is evident when he is able to perform superbly in the face of surging pressure from Barcelona players.

Player composition

Barcelona (4-3-3)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, Rafinha, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho

Reserves: Nelson Semedo, Ousmane Dembele, Jasper Cillessen, Malcom, Munir El Haddadi, Arturo Vidal, Carles Alena

Coach: Ernesto Valverde

Inter Milan (4-2-3-1)

Samir Handanovic, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Milan Skriniar, Miranda, Kwadwo Asamoah, Matias Vecino, Marcelo Brozovic, Antonio Candreva, Borja Valero, Ivan Perisic, Mauro Icardi

Reserves: Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan de Vrij, Lautaro Martinez, Keita Balde, Andrea Ranocchia, Matteo Politano, Daniele Padelli

Coach: Luciano Spalletti