This is the belief of BT Sport Owen Hargreaves.
The Brazilian has suffered a frustrated and injured start to his career with the giants of La Liga – who appear for just 105 minutes – since the Roma lost Barcelona to a £ 36.5million deal in July.
But the 21-year-old gave his first Champions League away for the club at San Siro, just two minutes after Ousmane Dembele.
Mauro Icardi's late equalizer refused Varva to win in Italy, but the draw was enough to seal their progression to the knockout stadiums with two exit games.
Spanish champions are one of the favorites to win the competition despite falling four-month staggered over the last three years, seeing Real Madrid's opponents beat each season from 2014-15.
Hargreaves agrees that Ernesto Valverde's side is among the best in the tournament and insists that Blaugrana is worthy of their charging due to the quality of their team.
"Barca is definitely one of the favorites, they are in a position to find a way," said the former midfielder of Manchester United and Bayern Munich Hargreaves at the BT Sport Champions League events.
"There are many world class players on this side, [Philippe] Kutinio is special.
"Even Malcom, this is only the fourth appearance of the season.
"Such an important goal is scored almost straight after coming.
"This guy is a really skilled player, one-in-one is almost unstable.
"This was a very big goal for his career in Boating."
Malcolm said he intends to use his first goal as a springboard that has recently been linked to a Chelsea move.
He has alleged that Barca could still look to get Willian the other way he had shown interest in the Brazilian in the summer before signing Malcom.
The former striker of Bordeaux told Mundo Deportivo: "Barcelona was a dream I had as a child.
"To make a debut in the Champions League and to score a goal, I will celebrate with the family. My dream at Bartza begins, my dream is to make history and do big things.
"I have to thank the team for having trusted me, I want to play more, I train every day so I can show that I have the quality to be in this group."
With Barca's headquarters in the last 16, guaranteed, Malcom will hope to appear when he faces PSV in Camp Nou later this month.