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UCL Roundup: Messi, Suarez Rescues Sinking Barca, as Salah Denies Salzburg a Point at Anfield

Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez have saved sinking Barcelona FC, who came from a goal down to defeat Italian side Inter Milan 2-1 in Wednesday Uefa  champions league clash at camp Nou.

Inter should have been more than one goal ahead when the Catalans’ star duo once again combined to engineer a thrilling victory at Camp Nou

The Uruguayan hitman’s volley – brutal and balletic in equal measure – ripped past Samir Handanovic to level the scores after Lautaro Martinez’s opener.

Then, Messi’s sublime dribble created Suarez’s second as Barcelona took three points from a game they could easily have lost.

Another Argentine International on the pitch gave Inter Milan the lead after scoring 121 seconds into the game.

However, two goals from Luiz Suarez and wonderful assist from Lionel Messi denied their Italian visitors a draw.

In a bid to fight back, Inter also hit them on the break repeatedly, with Martinez twice coming close to netting a second, while Nicolo Barella had a goal-bound shot blocked and Stefano Sensi fired over when well placed.

As Inter’s counters became increasingly dangerous, it seemed likely they would become the first visiting team to win a group game at the Camp Nou since Rubin Kazan back in 2009.

At another Fixture in England, defending champions Liverpool were rescued by Egyptian forward Mohammed Salah, who saved the English giant from an embarrassing game against Salzburg.

The Egyptian scored twice to give Liverpool a 4-3 win over their visitors at Anfield.

Klopp’s side led 3-0 after just 36 minutes against Salzburg, but his “mentality giants” turned to mush for a half an hour afterwards. What it is it with Liverpool, Europe and three-goal leads?

Fifteen minutes into the second half, the Austrian champions had levelled at 3-3.

At that point, Anfield was stunned, Liverpool unable to cope with Salzburg’s effervescence and self-belief, while their own confidence had deserted them in alarming fashion. 

The Egyptian had put Liverpool into cruise control at 3-0, and he stepped up when they needed him at 3-3, smashing home Roberto Firmino’s flicked header in front of the Kop to get his side out of jail. His sixth goal of the campaign was met with relief as much as anything else. 

Results from other fixtures of UCL games played on Wednesday : Genk 0 – 0 Napoli, Slavia Prague 0 – 2 Borussia Dortmund, RasenBallsport Leipzig 0 – 2 Lyon, Zenit St. Petersburg 3 – 1 Benfica, Lille 1 – 2 Chelsea, Valencia 0 – 3 Ajax



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