Lautaro Martinez gave Barcelona a scare when he put Inter up on Wednesday night, a lead which the Italians maintained all through the first half. It could have been two goals but Marc-Andre ter Stegen pulled off a fine safe to deny Martinez for his second.
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The Italians deserve their lead as they were more menacing and adventurous than the Spaniards. Alexis Sanchez got an assist on the night against his former club.
In the second half Luiz Suarez lashed on to an Arturo Vidal’s cross and scored with a wonderful volley.
Lionel Messi played 45 minutes for the Catalans on his return from injury, he was lively and forced three saves off Samir Handanovic.
It was a Leo Messi’s crossed that picked out Luiz Suarez whose first touch took him past Diego Godin and he blasted into the net for Barcelona’s second goal.
Inter, who had been unbeaten in all competitions since Conte arrived in the summer, are bottom of the group on one point.
Earlier on Wednesday, Dortmund won 2-0 at Slavia Prague thanks to two excellent solo goals by Achraf Hakimi, the first two Champions League goals of the Real Madrid loanee’s career.
If Barcelona has lost the match it would have been the first time ever when both Barcelona and Real Madrid failed to win the first two matches of a champions league season.