Barcelona did not need Lionel Messi to get their pass to the round-of-eight of the European Champions League, although they did not find a way to finish off an Inter Milan that they cornered at home, to end up taking a draw to a goal.
The Catalan team, who traveled with Messi to try to determine if he was able to play the important match that could have secured the first place in his group, knew how to dominate from the beginning an Inter who was overwhelmed on the pitch.
27 auctions is a statistic that speaks for itself about what Barcelona did to secure the three points, but it was Malcom who scored the first goal of the game in the 83rd minute, only two after his debut in the international competition.
The immense joy he felt for scoring his first goal in the Champions League brought out the crying in the Brazilian player.
Only seven minutes remained for the end of the match, but the visitor failed to seal the victory, and allowed Inter to achieve the tie with three minutes left, thanks to Mauro Icardi who knew how to catch a ball inside the penalty area and send it to the bottom of the nets between the legs of goalkeeper Marc André Ter Stegen.
Barcelona did not win, but did not need Messi to demonstrate forcefulness, and the most important thing is that it became the first team to qualify for the round-of-eight of the international competition thanks to the 10 points it has added so far.
The group's leadership will be for the next match, on November 28, when they must visit PSV Eindhoven, and with Messi back in their ranks.