Shocking News:- Barcelona send a warning to Real Madrid ahead of the Clasico
A gainst Inter, the Camp Nou crowd was nervous about how their team would fare without Lionel Messi, but the team exceeded expectations and sent a warning to Real Madrid about what they can expect on Sunday.
With the Clasico just around the corner and with Los Blancos in a delicate situation under Julen Lopetegui , it seems that the Azulgrana are ready to shock the capital city team.
Here are seven areas where Barcelona shined.
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Luis Suarez takes the reigns
The Uruguayan didn’t score against Inter , but he did show his most generous side.
He fought in the opposition half and drifted wider without Messi on the field, assisting Rafinha from the right on the counter.
Rafinha ready to cover for Messi The Brazilian was one of the players who Ernesto Valverde had not counted on, but the injury to Messi has changed the situation and he took up the Argentine’s position on Wednesday.
He added speed, starting attacks and presenting a threat with shots.
On the field, he showed great understanding and also helped to break up Inter’s attacking play.
A midfield to dominate play
Without Messi, Valverde can reinforce the midfield and have more control over play.
One of the most encouraging features of the season to date has been Arthur ‘s season, reminding fans of Xavi with his pinpoint passing.
Jordi Alba, Spain’s best left-back
As much as Luis Enrique may try to forget about him for Spain , there is no better full-back than Jordi Alba in Spanish football.
Throughout the 90 minutes at the Camp Nou, the left flank was his, scoring the second goal and assisting his teammates all the time in attack.
Defensively he helped Clement Lenglet
and prevented Mauro Icardi from threatening.
Sergio Busquets back to his best
If he was not at his best with the national team, he was back to his usual level with the captain’s armband for
He recovered every ball that passed through his area and, in a complicated week, he has come to the fore.
Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet are growing.
At last, a clean sheet for Barcelona after looking defensively shabby for several weeks.
Inter barely had any chances and the defence looked rock solid and confident, with Lenglet dominant at set pieces.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is a wall
Nobody doubts that on his day he is one of the best goalkeepers in the continent.
The German has reached an incredible level and his teammates can be calm with him between the sticks against any rival.