“Europa League Bound” – Twitter Reacts To Barcelona’s Draw Against Inter

FC Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong during the warm up before the match.

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Robert Lewandowski’s late brace kept Barcelona’s Champions League hopes alive, but a dramatic 3-3 draw has left their fate in Inter Milan’s hands.

Barca, who lost the reverse fixture at San Siro last week, started the game on top, thwarted Inter’s plan to catch them on the counter, and took a deserved lead into the break through Ousmane Dembele, who diverted Sergi Roberto’s pass into Andre Onana’s net from close-range.

Xavi’s men lost all control of the game in the second half which saw five goals. Nicolo Barella, the night’s MVP, levelled the score in the 50th minute with lovely control and finish. As the half progressed, the visitors got more comfortable and took the lead on two occasions, only for Lewandowski to rescue his side.

But a point might prove to be not enough for the Catalans, as they sit third in Group C. To progress to the knockout round they have to win their two remaining games against Bayern Munich and Viktoria Plzen, as well as hope that Inter, who are three points ahead and hold a head-to-head advantage, fail to win any of theirs.




Barcelona’s board – led by club president Joan Laporta – took bold decisions during the summer transfer window to bring in seven new signings despite the club’s well-documented financial mess. As such, a drop down to the Europa League could prove to be disastrous for the Spanish giants.

With Barcelona set to travel to the Spanish capital to face Real Madrid in La Liga this weekend, the situation could yet worsen for Xavi.