Until now, Malcom has just played 25 minutes and with Messi's injury there is an open door at the forwards places
Malcom was the most expensive signing during last summer. He costed 40 million and it was expected to be an important player for Ernesto Valverde. However, Dembélé's first great performances and then the importance of Arthur and Coutinho have denied Malcom's chance.
Although Leo Messi is an irreplaceable player, his injury has opened a contend for a place in the line-up. Dembélé, Arturo Vidal or Sergi Roberto could be the first options for Valverde. However, Malcom is a fast, skilled and a daring player that could also has his big chance. But, since now the choosen players have been Dembélé and Rafinha.
Malcom was in the line-up in the match against Cultural Leonesa. But, it was a bad match for all the players, so he could not stand out. However, football always gives a second chance and for Malcom it was against Inter. He made his Champions League debut in the 80 minute and in the 82 he scored his first goal wearing Barça's shirt and his first goal in the Champions League. It was his best way to reclaim more minutes. After the match, Sergio Busquets admitted that he is training well and that he deserves to play more. After this goal and great performance in less than 10 minutes, it is expected to see more Malcom in the pitch.