Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

A look at how the Blaugrana players performed at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

A look at how the Blaugrana players performed at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Barcelona‘s hopes of progressing through the Champions League group stage were dealt a blow after falling to Inter, with Robert Lewandowski‘s poor performance a big reason why.

The Nerazzurri now sit three points up in the fight for second in Group C ahead of next week’s return match a the Camp Nou.

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Barcelona will be hoping Lewandowski has more influence then, as the striker was expertly marked out of the match by Simone Inzaghi‘s men on Tuesday night.

Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

The German goalkeeper kept Calhanoglu at bay with a great save early on, but he could do nothing to stop the Turks’ strike from distance before half-time.

Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

The Blaugrana man was attentive when called into action by Lautaro, Correa and Dzeko. An encouraging display.

Looked composed and read the play well. Came off in the 57th minute due to an injury, which will worry Xavi.

In what was his second start of the season, Alonso played more as a winger than defender. Performed well and didn’t fade from the match.

Slid in as third central defender with regularity when Marcos Alonso pushed forward. Applied himself and put in a good shift.

Sat back with Pedri while Gavi and Raphinha pushed forward, but looked indecisive all night. Wasn’t able to find any pockets of space and picked up a booking for a foul on Lautaro.

Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

Was deployed as a playmaker behind Lewandowski. Was involved in the match, but wasn’t as decisive as usual.

Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

Played deeper than usual and helped the defence when called upon. Gave all that he had but it wasn’t enough.

Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

Made the right wing his. Dimarco left him few spaces, but the Frenchman still created openings in one v one situations. Came close to scoring, but was denied by the woodwork.

Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

In what was his first game against Inter, the Polish international wasn’t at his usual best. Was always surrounded by a defender and cancelled out of the game.

Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

Played on the left and connected with Marcos Alonso, but wasn’t influential.

Came on for Christensen but failed to have any real impact on the match.

Came on for Raphinha and played on the left. Offered more than the Brazilian.

Came on for Marcos Alonso. Was less of an attacking threat, but kept his position well.

Came on for Kessie but had little time to make an impact.

Barcelona player ratings vs Inter: Lewandowski goes missing in Milan

Surprised many by starting Marcos Alonso and Sergi Roberto. The latter often slid in as a third centre-back, but the move didn’t have the desired effect.

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