Malcom finally delivers after hard start at Barcelona

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Lionel Messi is available to play for Barcelona, having recovered from the the broken arm he suffered October 20 that sidelined him for three games.

After Luis Suarez had seen a goal disallowed, Barca substitute Malcom grabbed the opener in the 83rd minute when his low drive beat goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, but they were pegged back when Mauro Icardi fired home.

A clearance fell into his path just inside the box and he controlled the ball wonderfully before deftly dummying so that the pair of Nerazzurri players went flying as they tried to block the ball.

"I think we deserved more".

Signed from Bordeaux for 41 million euros ($47 million) in the summer, the 21-year-old was always circled as a player for the future but his lack of involvement this season has been a surprise. Cultural Leonesa were only beaten 1-0, although it was a heavily rotated XI and they had to come from behind with two late goals to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2.

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That dominance continued throughout the nearly the entire match as Barca had nearly complete command of the ball and goalscoring chances, Inter's best opportunity before Icardi's leveller coming in the 19th minute when Kwadwo Asamoah flashed over Ivan Perisic's low cross.

That, presumably, would have extended to Messi - who also made the trip to Inter.

The Slovenia global made his best save just before the hour mark when he charged out to block Ivan Rakitic's shot as the Croatian bore down on goal. "We talked to him about it and he understood".

"We were careful in training, but we knew that today's match would be like how it was with the intensity that there was".

"There's the global break after this game and he'll have two more weeks".

"His tears were emotional", Sergio Busquets said.

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