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country flag Champions League Round Grp B (3)
Wed 24 October 2018 20:00
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Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
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FC Barcelona

Last updated: Thu 25 October 2018 08:56
In Brief

Barcelona have no suspensions. They're missing the injured Lionel Messi, Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti.

Looking Back

It has been a perfect start to this Champions League season for Barcelona, who have beaten PSV Eindhoven 4-0 at home and who have beaten Tottenham 4-2 away.

Barcelona ended a four-match LaLiga winless run by beating Sevilla 4-2 at home last weekend.

Looking Ahead

That win over Sevilla came at a cost for Barcelona, as Lionel Messi injured his arm and is out for a few weeks. Logically, his absence is a massive blow.

Another player confirmed out for this one is backup centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, who'll miss six weeks with a muscle injury.

Starting centre-back Samuel Umtiti is still out, as he is suffering from a knee injury. As such, the centre-back pairing should be Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet.

Points of Interest

Barcelona have an excellent Champions League record at home, having gone undefeated at the Camp Nou over their past 27 home matches in the competition, winning 25 of them.

Internazionale

Last updated: Thu 25 October 2018 08:56
In Brief

Last-second 1-0 home win against Milan in the derby. Aiming at a positive result from the trip to Barcelona. Joao Mario, Dalbert and Gagliardini ineligible. Nainggolan will miss out. Perisic and Brozovic in the squad.

Looking Back

Inter adopted an aggressive attitude at home against Milan in the derby. During the first half, they managed to create some real dangers while risking somehow due to the opponents' counter-attacks. After the break, they seemed to be less effective. However, they eventually succeeded scoring a winner well into injury time.

Icardi succeeded scoring at the end, after seeing another goal disallowed due to offside. Vecino started quite unexpectedly and fought all over the pitch for the whole match. Asamoah was not particularly effective as he had to limit Suso, who gave him some real problems.

Looking Ahead

Having won the last 7 games played, 2 in the Champions League, Inter are sitting on the third place of the Serie A.

Inter are sitting on the second place of the Group B, on a goal difference, having beaten PSV on the road and Tottenham Hotspurs at home. They are next expected by a tough trip to Barcelona which will most likely establish the eventual leaders of the Group.

Joao Mario, Dalbert and Gagliardini will be ineligible.

Nainggolan picked up an ankle issue against Milan and he is unavailable. Brozovic and Perisic also picked up knocks but they regularly made the 19-man squad and they should be able to start.

D'Ambrosio should be preferred to Vrsaljko at right-back while Miranda and Skriniar should be the centre-backs. Borja Valero should be favourite as Nainggolan's replacement. Candreva should be favourite over Politano and Keita on the right wing.

Since Vecino had some problems over the past week, Spalletti is considering Skriniar in the middle of the park as an alternative, with De Vrij in the heart of the defence.

Points of Interest

Inter have lost all the 3 previous trips to Barcelona: they were beaten 3-0 in February 2003, 2-0 in November 2009 and 1-0 in April 2010. In the last occasion, they eventually won the Champions League.

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Internazionale

Last updated: Thu 25 October 2018 08:56
In Brief

Last-second 1-0 home win against Milan in the derby. Aiming at a positive result from the trip to Barcelona. Joao Mario, Dalbert and Gagliardini ineligible. Nainggolan will miss out. Perisic and Brozovic in the squad.

Looking Back

Inter adopted an aggressive attitude at home against Milan in the derby. During the first half, they managed to create some real dangers while risking somehow due to the opponents' counter-attacks. After the break, they seemed to be less effective. However, they eventually succeeded scoring a winner well into injury time.

Icardi succeeded scoring at the end, after seeing another goal disallowed due to offside. Vecino started quite unexpectedly and fought all over the pitch for the whole match. Asamoah was not particularly effective as he had to limit Suso, who gave him some real problems.

Looking Ahead

Having won the last 7 games played, 2 in the Champions League, Inter are sitting on the third place of the Serie A.

Inter are sitting on the second place of the Group B, on a goal difference, having beaten PSV on the road and Tottenham Hotspurs at home. They are next expected by a tough trip to Barcelona which will most likely establish the eventual leaders of the Group.

Joao Mario, Dalbert and Gagliardini will be ineligible.

Nainggolan picked up an ankle issue against Milan and he is unavailable. Brozovic and Perisic also picked up knocks but they regularly made the 19-man squad and they should be able to start.

D'Ambrosio should be preferred to Vrsaljko at right-back while Miranda and Skriniar should be the centre-backs. Borja Valero should be favourite as Nainggolan's replacement. Candreva should be favourite over Politano and Keita on the right wing.

Since Vecino had some problems over the past week, Spalletti is considering Skriniar in the middle of the park as an alternative, with De Vrij in the heart of the defence.

Points of Interest

Inter have lost all the 3 previous trips to Barcelona: they were beaten 3-0 in February 2003, 2-0 in November 2009 and 1-0 in April 2010. In the last occasion, they eventually won the Champions League.

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Round Play-Off (1)
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BATE Borisov - PSV Eindhoven 2 - 3
SL Benfica - PAOK 1 - 1
Young Boys Bern - Dinamo Zagreb 1 - 1
Ajax - Dynamo Kyiv 3 - 1
MOL Vidi - AEK Athens 1 - 2
Round Play-Off (2)
Dynamo Kyiv - Ajax 0 - 0
Dinamo Zagreb - Young Boys Bern 1 - 2
AEK Athens - MOL Vidi 1 - 1
PAOK - SL Benfica 1 - 4
PSV Eindhoven - BATE Borisov 3 - 0
Red Bull Salzburg - Red Star Belgrade 2 - 2
Round Grp B (1)
Internazionale - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
FC Barcelona - PSV Eindhoven 4 - 0
Round Grp A (1)
Monaco - Atletico Madrid 1 - 2
Club Brugge - Borussia Dortmund 0 - 1
Round Grp C (1)
Liverpool - Paris St Germain 3 - 2
Red Star Belgrade - Napoli 0 - 0
Round Grp D (1)
Schalke - FC Porto 1 - 1
Galatasaray - Lokomotiv Moscow 3 - 0
Round Grp F (1)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Hoffenheim 2 - 2
Manchester City - Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 2
Round Grp E (1)
Ajax - AEK Athens 3 - 0
SL Benfica - Bayern Munchen 0 - 2
Round Grp G (1)
Real Madrid - Roma 3 - 0
FC Viktoria Plzen - CSKA Moscow 2 - 2
Round Grp H (1)
Valencia - Juventus 0 - 2
Young Boys Bern - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round Grp F (2)
Hoffenheim - Manchester City 1 - 2
Olympique Lyonnais - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 2
Round Grp H (2)
Juventus - Young Boys Bern 3 - 0
Manchester United - Valencia 0 - 0
Round Grp E (2)
Bayern Munchen - Ajax 1 - 1
AEK Athens - SL Benfica 2 - 3
Round Grp G (2)
Roma - FC Viktoria Plzen 5 - 0
CSKA Moscow - Real Madrid 1 - 0
Round Grp C (2)
Paris St Germain - Red Star Belgrade 6 - 1
Napoli - Liverpool 1 - 0
Round Grp D (2)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Schalke 0 - 1
FC Porto - Galatasaray 1 - 0
Round Grp A (2)
Borussia Dortmund - Monaco 3 - 0
Atletico Madrid - Club Brugge 3 - 1
Round Grp B (2)
Tottenham Hotspur - FC Barcelona 2 - 4
PSV Eindhoven - Internazionale 1 - 2
Round Grp H (3)
Young Boys Bern - Valencia 1 - 1
Manchester United - Juventus 0 - 1
Round Grp E (3)
AEK Athens - Bayern Munchen 0 - 2
Ajax - SL Benfica 1 - 0
Round Grp F (3)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester City 0 - 3
Hoffenheim - Olympique Lyonnais 3 - 3
Round Grp G (3)
Roma - CSKA Moscow 3 - 0
Real Madrid - FC Viktoria Plzen 2 - 1
Round Grp B (3)
PSV Eindhoven - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
FC Barcelona - Internazionale 2 - 0
Round Grp A (3)
Club Brugge - Monaco 1 - 1
Borussia Dortmund - Atletico Madrid 4 - 0
Round Grp C (3)
Liverpool - Red Star Belgrade 4 - 0
Paris St Germain - Napoli 2 - 2
Round Grp D (3)
Lokomotiv Moscow - FC Porto 1 - 3
Galatasaray - Schalke 0 - 0
Round Grp C (4)
Red Star Belgrade - Liverpool 2 - 0
Napoli - Paris St Germain 1 - 1
Round Grp A (4)
Monaco - Club Brugge 0 - 4
Atletico Madrid - Borussia Dortmund 2 - 0
Round Grp B (4)
Internazionale - FC Barcelona 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - PSV Eindhoven 2 - 1
Round Grp D (4)
FC Porto - Lokomotiv Moscow 4 - 1
Schalke - Galatasaray 2 - 0
Round Grp H (4)
Valencia - Young Boys Bern 3 - 1
Juventus - Manchester United 1 - 2
Round Grp G (4)
CSKA Moscow - Roma 1 - 2
FC Viktoria Plzen - Real Madrid 0 - 5
Round Grp E (4)
Bayern Munchen - AEK Athens 2 - 0
SL Benfica - Ajax 1 - 1
Round Grp F (4)
Manchester City - Shakhtar Donetsk 6 - 0
Olympique Lyonnais - Hoffenheim 2 - 2
Round Grp E (5)
AEK Athens - Ajax 0 - 2
Bayern Munchen - SL Benfica 5 - 1
Round Grp G (5)
CSKA Moscow - FC Viktoria Plzen 1 - 2
Roma - Real Madrid 0 - 2
Round Grp F (5)
Olympique Lyonnais - Manchester City 2 - 2
Hoffenheim - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 3
Round Grp H (5)
Juventus - Valencia 1 - 0
Manchester United - Young Boys Bern 1 - 0
Round Grp A (5)
Atletico Madrid - Monaco 2 - 0
Borussia Dortmund - Club Brugge 0 - 0
Round Grp D (5)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Galatasaray 2 - 0
FC Porto - Schalke 3 - 1
Round Grp C (5)
Paris St Germain - Liverpool 2 - 1
Napoli - Red Star Belgrade 3 - 1
Round Grp B (5)
Tottenham Hotspur - Internazionale 1 - 0
PSV Eindhoven - FC Barcelona 1 - 2
Round Grp D (6)
Galatasaray - FC Porto 2 - 3
Schalke - Lokomotiv Moscow 1 - 0
Round Grp A (6)
Monaco - Borussia Dortmund 0 - 2
Club Brugge - Atletico Madrid 0 - 0
Round Grp B (6)
FC Barcelona - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Internazionale - PSV Eindhoven 1 - 1
Round Grp C (6)
Red Star Belgrade - Paris St Germain 1 - 4
Liverpool - Napoli 1 - 0
Round Grp G (6)
Real Madrid - CSKA Moscow 0 - 3
FC Viktoria Plzen - Roma 2 - 1
Round Grp F (6)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 1
Manchester City - Hoffenheim 2 - 1
Round Grp H (6)
Valencia - Manchester United 2 - 1
Young Boys Bern - Juventus 2 - 1
Round Grp E (6)
Ajax - Bayern Munchen 3 - 3
SL Benfica - AEK Athens 1 - 0
Round 1/8 Final (1)
Manchester United - Paris St Germain 0 - 2
Roma - FC Porto 2 - 1
Ajax - Real Madrid 1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Borussia Dortmund 3 - 0
Olympique Lyonnais - FC Barcelona 0 - 0
Liverpool - Bayern Munchen 0 - 0
Schalke - Manchester City 2 - 3
Atletico Madrid - Juventus 2 - 0
Round 1/8 Final (2)
Real Madrid - Ajax 1 - 4
Borussia Dortmund - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Paris St Germain - Manchester United 1 - 3
FC Porto - Roma 3 - 1
(AET)
Manchester City - Schalke 7 - 0
Juventus - Atletico Madrid 3 - 0
FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais 5 - 1
Bayern Munchen - Liverpool 1 - 3
Round 1/4 Final (1)
Liverpool - FC Porto 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City 1 - 0
Manchester United - FC Barcelona 0 - 1
Ajax - Juventus 1 - 1
Round 1/4 Final (2)
FC Barcelona - Manchester United 3 - 0
Juventus - Ajax 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 3
FC Porto - Liverpool 1 - 4
Round 1/2 Final (1)
Tottenham Hotspur - Ajax 0 - 1
FC Barcelona - Liverpool 3 - 0
Round 1/2 Final (2)
Liverpool - FC Barcelona 4 - 0
Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3
Round Final
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool 0 - 2