Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win away to Slavia Prague sufficed to take the lead in Group F on Wednesday as Barcelona beat Inter 2-1 at the Camp Nou.
The Black and Yellows got the job done at the Sinobo Stadium in the earlier kick-off, beating a feisty Slavia Prague side 2-0 with a questionable performance which elevated them to the top of Group F on goal difference.
A win, that could bear significance for the Westphalians going forward as Inter Milan dropped two points at home against the Czech champions on UCL MD1.
At the late kick-off at the Camp Nou, it was the guests who took the lead three minutes into the game. Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez outpaced Clement Lenglet in a foot race and beat Marc-André ter Stegen with a low off-balance shot into the far corner to shock the hosts.
It was a highly contested game in which Barcelona struggled to wrestle back control. They were helped by Luis Suarez’s amazing strike on the volley in the 58th minute. The shot from outside the box that was too well-struck for Samir Handanovič to keep out and marked a momentum shift in the game.
The Catalans kept the pressure on the Serie A outfit as the game progressed. In the 84th minute, Ernesto Valverde’s side finally took the lead. Lionel Messi found an open Suarez centrally just outside the box. The Uruguayan dabbed the ball forward around the defender and then fired home to make it 2-1, scoring a brace.
Dortmund will travel to the San Siro on October 23. for the third Matchday in the UEFA Champions League group stages while Barcelona will visit Slavia Prague in the parallel fixture.