Lionel Messi’s teammates – who had made the move to Giuseppe Meazza, but remained in the stands – opened the scoring in the 83rd minute by Malcolm (see below), but were joined four minutes later, on a pivot goal by Mauro Icardi (87′).
In this very rhythmic and very open part, Barça has acquired the greatest number of occasions, notably by Suarez. But the Uruguayan forward, who is still waiting for his first European goal this season (see figure), was at first clumsy (12′, 22′), before bumping on Handanovic (42′), impassable (2′, 37′, 53′, 60′, 63′, 67′).
Dangerous only three times before their equaliser – by Asamoah (19′), Icardi (54′) and Perisic (65′), the Interistes scored on their first shot in the frame (on 7 attempts) and remain three points behind the Barcelonans. They maintained the same lead over Tottenham, third.
The fact: Malcolm’s softness
Was it the emotion that overwhelmed him when he hid his face in his hands, congratulated by all his teammates ? Entering the place of Ousmane Dembélé (81′), still very irregular, the former Bordeaux opened the scoring a few seconds later (83′), on his first ball, by rolling a left foot shot after a feint on Asamoah. This is the first goal for the Brazilian with the Blaugrana, for his first appearance in the Champions League.