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Barcelona vs Internazionale

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Estadio Camp Nou

Date: 24th October 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Inter Milan have enjoyed a surprisingly good start to their return to the Champions League having won their opening two group games.

As they prepare to face Barcelona, they should feel boosted by the fact that Lionel Messi is set to miss this game.

These two sides have won their opening two games so far and it appears as though they will be the top two teams when the group games ends.

Barcelona are still favourites to top this group, however, playing against Inter without Lionel Messi is a huge task and their fans will need to get behind them at the Camp Nou.

Inter come into this game in solid form having won all seven of their last seven games.

Their run started with a 2-1 comeback win over Tottenham in this competition, and extends to a dramatic 1-0 win over Milan in the Milan derby on Sunday after a 92nd minute Mauro Icardi winner.

Icardi will be the only star Argentine on show in this game and having scored 5 goals in his last 5 games, he could prove to be the game changer here, especially against a poor Barcelona defence.

Barca have kept just one clean sheet in their last 9 games, and with their manager unlikely to change his attacking approach, they could be left exposed in this game as well.

Barcelona have won their last three home games against Inter Milan without conceding a goal.

Bookmakers make Barcelona strong odds-on favourites to come out on top while goal markets suggest this will be a high scoring affair.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Barcelona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Valencia 1-1 Barcelona 7 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Tottenham Hotspur 2-4 Barcelona 3 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Barcelona 1-1 Athletic Bilbao 29 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Leganes 2-1 Barcelona 26 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Barcelona 2-2 Girona 23 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Internazionale

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W SPAL 1-2 Internazionale 7 Oct, 2018 Italian Serie A
W PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Internazionale 3 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Internazionale 2-0 Cagliari 29 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Internazionale 2-1 Fiorentina 25 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Sampdoria 0-1 Internazionale 22 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Barcelona 0-1 Internazionale 28 Apr, 2010 UEFA Champions League
Internazionale 3-1 Barcelona 20 Apr, 2010 UEFA Champions League
Barcelona 2-0 Internazionale 24 Nov, 2009 UEFA Champions League
Internazionale 0-0 Barcelona 16 Sep, 2009 UEFA Champions League
Internazionale 0-0 Barcelona 26 Feb, 2003 UEFA Champions League

 

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