Barcelona failed to pick at least a point in San Siro last night as Inter Milan got one over the Blaugranas and have now been condemned to the third position in Group C
Hakan Çalhanoğlu’s strike after a cross from Federico Dimarco in the added time of the first half (45+2′) was enough for Nerazzurri to get all three points.
The game had its ups and downs as the referee issued nine yellow cards (three to Barcelona and six to Inter), including one to each side’s coaches. Each side had a goal chopped off due to the VAR intervention. Both sides also had a penalty cancelled by the VAR.
Barcelona had more of the ball with 72% of ball possession and 91% pass accuracy. Barcelona was unable to create clear-cut chances. Ousmane Dembele struck the woodwork once. In the match’s dying moments, Barcelona had a penalty cancelled by a controversial VAR decision.
Barcelona has now failed to score for the first time in their last eight UEFA Champions League matches against Inter Milan since a 0-0 draw in September 2009. Lewandowski has now gone two Champions League matches without a goal.
Inter Milan has ended a run of five UEFA Champions League games against Barcelona without a win (D1 L4, since their last victory against the Spanish side in April 2010 (3-1).
Next up for Barcelona in the Champions League is Inter Milan again, but this time at the Spotify Camp Nou.