Rafinha scored the first goal against the Italians and it is expected to see him again against Real Madrid
The match against Inter Milan was a great opportunity to see how Barça can play without Leo Messi. Also, it was an acid test about how the team managed in the important week of Barça-Madrid.
While most people expected Ousmane Dembélé in the line-up, Ernesto Valverde surprised including Rafinha as a fourth midfielder. The Brazilian is a versatile player, so he could also play as a forward. Also, Valverde had said in summer that he was really proud of Rafinha's work. So, he's big opportunity is here and he did not waste it.
Rafinha scored the first goal against Inter after he recovered a ball, he passed to Suárez and he took the lead. Also, it was an important match for him because he was playing against his last team. He played in Inter between January and June. And, although he performed well in Italy, he came back to Barcelona to show that he has Barça's level.