?Barcelona haven’t won the Champions League since 2015. That stat alone feels remarkable given their repeated dominance in La Liga and countless successes in Europe’s elite club competition.
Having evaded them for four seasons, Ernesto Valverde will be seeking to return the title to the home of the five-time winners, a goal which was aided by La Blaugrana’s comeback victory over Inter on Wednesday night.
2 – Luis Suarez scored as many goals in the game against Internazionale (two) as he had in his previous two Champions League campaigns combined (two goals in 20 apps). Critical. pic.twitter.com/3bXdvM3SPp
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Falling behind to an early Lautaro Martinez strike, the hosts were fortunate to head into half-time trailing by just a single goal, with Antonio Conte’s side performing admirably in a stadium that has seen the best sides in Europe falter on many occasions.
However, unfortunately for the Serie A outfit, ?Barça are Barça. And generally, Barça don’t lose at home in the ?Champions League. Luis Suarez notched a fine brace of goals, the second of which came five minutes from the end to secure the comeback victory and keep them on course for the trophy with an undefeated start to the group stages.
Like I said, Barça generally don’t lose at home. Well, in fact, they most certainly don’t lose at home, which has been highlighted by our friends over at Opta.
With that magnificent streak in mind, it seems almost unfathomable that the club have failed to secure the crown since 2015. Sorting out the away form is clearly the issue, and a credible 0-0 draw at the Westfalenstadion in their opening group match might be sign they’re on the right track.