Champions League matchday 2
FC Barcelona relied on his forward Luis Suarez to grab their first win in the competition. The Uruguay scored both goals for the Catalans and they reach 4 points in a tight group with Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan. Inter Milan came to Spain having won their first six matches in Serie A league and full of confidence.
First half dominance
The first half was entirely for Inter Milan as the Italians took on an early lead from their Argentine forward Martinez. FC Barcelona was stunned and needed some time to recover from a goal at the start of the match. In the second half, they regianed their composure, won battles in the midfiled and slowly took control of the match scoring two goals for a final 2-1 result.
FC Barcelona are not as dominant this season then previous season. The coach is under pressure for results in a club that is waiting for its next Champions League trophy.
FC Barcelona Coach Valverde commented on a difficult
“We have to look at the all game, we lost the ball in the midfield. We started badly losing basically 1-0 for the start. On the pitch, we let Inter take confidence in the game.
It was difficult to play. In the second half we put our game back, we created chances and we put pressure on them in their own half to get the ball. We tied the game and then we put the efforts to win it.”
Inter coach Conte was very disappointed with the final result:
“The result isn’t a fair reflection: they have great champions but we made them run a lot. Our aim was to do damage to them when we had the ball, we should have killed off the game in the first half.
Obviously, when you’re playing in a stadium like this against this side, you can pay the price. All we can do now is lick our wounds and prepare for Sunday’s match, but I saw courage and character. The players put in an excellent performance.
We are hurting from this evening’s defeat. We can’t be happy just because we played well, rather we need to be angry because we lost. For a lot of our players this is their first season in the Champions League, but this must act as the first step in our path of development.”