Barcelona through in Champions League as Liverpool suffer shock loss

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Barcelona sits atop the group standings with nine points from three games and can clinch first place in its pool with a victory over second-place Inter.

Barca beat Sevilla 4-2 after Messi went off injured midway through the first half, convincingly beat Inter 2-0 at home and thrashed Real Madrid 5-1.

Lionel Messi is the icing on Barcelona's cake, Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti said on Monday on the eve of the Champions League Group B game between the two teams.

Does FC Barcelona's flawless UEFA Champions League record represent something more substantive than a hot start?

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Although Barca were pegged back by Mauro Icardi's equaliser, Busquets was pleased for the club's newest star. We will have to wait and see what Ernesto Valverde decides. Encouragingly, Inter has been solid defensively in recent weeks, keeping a total of seven clean sheets in their last 19 matches. They passed the ball around really well.

With a combined eight European Cup wins between them, the game at the San Siro was the main attraction of Europe's elite competition this week and the fixture certainly lived up to expectations.

Behind the backline, Marc-Andre ter Stegen is an automatic selection to man the goal. Umtiti has returned to training but is still not fully match fit yet, meaning Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet will start at the heart of the defence once again.

He has travelled with the squad to Milan without the all-clear from the club's medical team.

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Upfront, Luis Suarez is another player who has stepped up in Messi's absence, and should be focal point of the Barcelona attack.

Malcom was signed for €40million from Bordeaux in the close-season, but he has struggled to make an immediate impact at Camp Nou, finding himself behind the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele in the pecking order.

"We managed to get a point in the last few minutes and now our last two group matches will be key".

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