FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-1 Inter: Historically bad first half, really good second half, three points against the best defense in Europe. The type of win you take but also really hate.
GOAL! Barcelona 2-1 Inter (Suárez 84’): COMEBACK COMPLETE! It’s Suárez again as he receives a pass from Messi and beats Handanovic! Is this the winner?
GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 Inter (Suárez 58’): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! Nice cross from Arturo Vidal and Luis Suárez scores a sensational volley from outside the box!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF, Barcelona 0-1 Inter: Hard to have any hopes with this team. Let’s just try to do something, guys.
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-1 Inter: Yup, worst half of football from a Barça team I’ve ever seen. This is just horrible.
25min: Inter cruising here, just staying tight at the back while Barça have zero creativity and just hope that the front three will find a goal. Terrible performance so far.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Inter (Lautaro 3’): Two minutes into the game and Inter have the lead thanks to a great finish by Lautaro Martínez. Awful defending.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Inter: Come on, boys! Big night in Europe, let’s get a win!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Semedo; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Todibo, Wagué, Rakitic, Vidal, Dembélé, Pérez
Starting XI: Handanovic; Godín, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Sensi, Asamoah; Alexis, Lautaro (3-5-2)
Bench: Padelli (GK), D’Ambrosio, Biraghi, Gagliardini, Vecino, Politano, Esposito
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! For the first time this season the Greatest Stadium on Earth host a Champions League match, and this should be a great one: Inter Milan are coming to town having won every game in Serie A this season and looking unstoppable under new manager Antonio Conte. Barcelona need to be at their best to win what should be a high-level European game, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 Champions League, Group F, Matchweek 2
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Damir Skomina
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TNT (USA), BT Sport ESPN (UK), SuperSport 6 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!