On Wednesday, October 12, as part of the 4th round of the Champions League group stage, Barcelona will play against Inter Milan.
The Catalans started in the Champions League group stage in early September with a big 5-1 home win over Czech Viktoria Plzen. Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick. But in the away match with Bayern Munich, a week later, the Pole failed to excel – Barcelona lost in Germany with a score of 0:2.
The visit to Inter also ended in a 0-1 defeat, and in the last La Liga match, Xavi’s wards hardly beat Celta at home (1:0).
After 8 rounds of La Liga, Barça tops the table with 22 points. The goal difference is 20-1, Lewandowski scored 9 goals. Christensen, Kunde, Araujo, Bellerin, Kessier and Depay will not play.
The Milan club started the group stage with a home match against Bayern Munich, which they lost 0-2. Having conceded in the first half, Inzaghi’s team aggravated the matter with an own goal in the second half.
In the 2nd round, Inter improved their standings by defeating the outsider of the group – Victoria (2: 0) on the road. The Nerazzurri scored a goal in each half, with Edin Dzeko chalking up a goal and an assist. In the third round, the Milan club coped with Barça at home thanks to a goal by Calhanoglu before the break – 1:0. In the last match of Serie A, Inter won a victory over Sassuolo away, Dzeko scored a double – 2: 1.
After 9 rounds of the Italian championship, Inter are in 7th place with 15 points. Goal difference 16-14, Dzeko scored 3 goals. Correa, Brozovic and Lukaku will not play.
In the last 5 face-to-face meetings, the Catalans won three victories and drew once – they lost only the last match at the moment.
Having managed to win at home thanks to a reliable game in defense, the Milan club is unlikely to be able to repeat the success at the Camp Nou. Prediction: Barcelona won’t lose.