UEFA CL Preview: Barcelona vs Inter Milan|H2H |Team News| Prediction
The fate of Group C will have huge ramifications as the return legs of the Champions League group stage opening their gates. Barcelona will be out for revenge as they search for a valuable win at home as they take on Inter Milan on Wednesday evening.
The tie will be crucial as the Nerazzurri take on the five-time champions knowing a win will all but guarantee a passage to the knockouts while Barcelona will also be aware that a draw could have huge ramifications on the outcome of the group.
- Barcelona lost 1-0 in Milan after Hakan Calhanoglu scored the winner in first-half extra time
- Inter Milan have never won a Champions League in Barcelona and will be in search of a win
- A win for Inter Milan would see them all through to the knockouts while a win for Barcelona will see them go second in the group
Barcelona vs Inter Milan Head to Head
This will be Inter Milan’s seventh visit to Camp Nou and have failed to win any of their previous visits to the stadium. While a host of players won’t be available for visitors, Barcelona will know anything less than a win could cost them a place in the knockout phase for the second year in a row.
The famous meeting in the semifinal tie in 2010 saw Inter win 3-1 on home turf, their only win against the Camp Nou outfit while a late Bojan equalizer could have sealed Barcelona’s place in the final before he missed. The 3-2 aggregate win saw Inter reach the final and Bayern 2-0 in the final to secure their third European crown. However, Barcelona’s last visit to San Siro in the 2019-20 season saw them win by 2-1 group stage.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan Head to Head
|Format||Matches||Barcelona Wins||Inter Milan Wins||Draws|
|At Camp Nou||6||5||0||1|
Barcelona vs Inter Milan Domestic Form
Xavi’s side is currently enjoying a superb run domestically and a win on the weekend saw them return back to the summit of La Liga. While there is a definite struggle in Europe, the Catalan Giants have won seven La Liga games on a trot. With a huge clash on offer in the Champions League, they will look to replicate their domestic form, especially with the El Classico to come on the weekend.
Simone Inzaghi’s side has put behind their early woes away and are back to winning ways as they beat Barcelona and followed that with a win against Sassuolo on weekend. A brace from Edin Dzeko saw the Italian squad register back-to-back wins and now have 15 points from nine matches. With Salernitana on the weekend, Inter will be looking to return back to the title picture after the Barcelona game.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan I Group Stage so far
As things stand, the group stage will more often than not depend on the Wednesday result with Bayern Munich all but through to the next round as group winners. With six points on board, a win for Inter in Spain and a point in their next two matches will see them through albeit what happens with Barcelona’s results in the remaining games.
On the flip side, a win for Barcelona will see them go second and will have Bayern at home on the final matchday. With high stakes on offer, the clash will likely decide the outcome for the second spot as both teams attempt to win.
|1||Bayern Munich||3||3||0||0||9||0||+9||9||—||1 Nov||2–0||5–0|
|2||Inter Milan||3||2||0||1||3||2||+1||6||0–2||—||1–0||26 Oct|
|3||Barcelona||3||1||0||2||5||4||+1||3||26 Oct||12 Oct||—||5–1|
|4||Viktoria Plzeň||3||0||0||3||1||12||−11||0||12 Oct||0–2||1 Nov||—|
Barcelona vs Inter Milan I Team News
Out: Ronald Araujo (thigh), Hector Bellerin (calf), Memphis Depay (thigh), Frenkie De Jong (thigh), Jules Kounde (hamstring)
Doubtful: Gavi (muscular)
Out: Romelu Lukaku (thigh), Marcelo Brozovic (thigh), Alex Cordaz (knee)
Predicted Barcelona Lineup:
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Christensen, Garcia, Alba; Kessie, Busquets, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Raphinha
Predicted Inter Milan Lineup:
Handanovic; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Asllani, Calhanoglu, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko
Barcelona 2-1 Inter Milan