Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan secured a commendable 1-0 victory over Spanish La Liga side FC Barcelona, following a high-tempo clash at the San Siro on Tuesday night.
Hakan Calhanoglu’s first half stoppage effort from long range proved to be the difference, as Simone Inzaghi’s men surged into second place in the group. Pedri had the ball in the net for the visitors, but the goal was chalked off.
Elsewhere, Liverpool bounced back into reckoning by defeating Scottish Premiership giants Rangers 2-0 at Anfield.
An early free-kick by maligned full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold set things in motion, and Egyptian star Mo Salah converted a second half penalty as the Reds got all three points on the night.
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FULL-TIME AT THE SAN SIRO: Inter Milan 1-0 FC Barcelona
FULL-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 2-0 Rangers
54′ MIN: Mo Salah puts away the penalty, to give the Reds some breathing space.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 2-0 Rangers (M. Salah)
53′ MIN: Luis Diaz is upended by Lundstram in the area and the referee has awarded a spot-kick.
PENALTY!!! To Liverpool
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 Rangers
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE SAN SIRO: Inter Milan 1-0 FC Barcelona
HALF-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 Rangers
HALF-TIME AT THE SAN SIRO: Inter Milan 1-0 FC Barcelona
45+2′ MIN: Hakan Calhanoglu fires a screamer to give the Nerazzurri the lead.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Inter Milan 1-0 FC Barcelona (H. Calhanoglu)
8′ MIN: Trent Alexander-Arnold whips a free-kick which beats McGregor in goal, to put the home side in front.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 1-0 Rangers (T. Alexander-Arnold)
KICK-OFF AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 Rangers
KICK-OFF AT THE SAN SIRO: Inter Milan 0-0 FC Barcelona
The Gers Starting line-up set to take on the Reds at Anfield.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has handed big summer signing Darwin Nunez a place in the Starting XI, following his cameo appearance against Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend. Mo Salah, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz also form part of the attack line as they aim to bounce back after losing to Napoli on Matchday II.
The Catalans have the luxury of fielding Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha in attack, while Gavi will be in the heart of the midfield.
Under-pressure Nerazzurri boss Simone Inzaghi has named the trio of Lautaro Martinez, Federico Dimarco and Joaquin Correa in attack, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Hakan Calhanoglu both man the midfield. Andre Onana replaces Samir Handanovic in goal.
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