Match Today: Barcelona vs Inter Milan 12-10-2022 UEFA Champions League
Barcelona will seek revenge when they host Inter Milan at Spotify Camp Nou in Wednesday night's Champions League match.
The Champions League is back again with another round of interesting matches. The hearty European match will take place on Wednesday at the Camp Nou, where Barcelona meets Inter Milan in a repeat of last week's match.
The opposite match ended with a wonderful victory for the Nerazzurri at the San Siro as Hakan Calhanoglu entered in stoppage time for the difference between the two teams, raising Inter Milan to second place in Group C.
While Barcelona were not at their best, the match was not without controversy as Barcelona fans were furious when the VAR offended Pedri's goal and then refused to award them a last-minute penalty for an apparent handball.
The defeat left the Catalan giants in a precarious position to qualify for the last 16, as Bayern Munich were the favorites to finish Group C with three wins from three matches.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan
Meanwhile, the Blaugrana recovered from the disappointing European result to continue its brilliance in the Spanish League.
They extended their winning streak in the league to seven after their narrow 1-0 win at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday. The host country boasts a near-perfect domestic record and is well positioned at the top of La Liga, ahead of its permanent rivals Real Madrid on goal difference.
However, the economic leverage that President Joan Laporta pulled to make exhilarating summer signings depended on Barcelona's Champions League progress. So, to say there is a lot of riding on this game would be an understatement.
Meanwhile, Inter will know that a win here will certainly see them qualify for the knockout stages, although their domestic form has been erratic lately. The Nerazzurri needed a late goal from Edin Dzeko to get through Sassuolo over the weekend, and they have now lost five of their previous 10 matches.
Their narrow win over Barcelona last week eased some of the pressure on coach Simone Inzaghi. But a failure to advance from the Champions League group stage, coupled with the inconsistent domestic format, could eventually lead to his dismissal at the San Siro.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona
Barcelona have achieved four consecutive victories at home Barcelona have won their last 6 home matches against Inter in all competitions, and scored at least 2 goals in 5 of those confrontations. Barcelona's defeat against Inter in the third round was only the second defeat against them in 11 Champions League matches, Barcelona lost only once in the last 17 matches hosted by an Italian team in the Champions League.
Inter Milan's last Champions League win came away from a Spanish team in October 2004, when they have won 5-1 against Valencia and have since lost seven of their previous eight matches.
However, Inter are in the lead to complete the previous task, even if this match ends in a draw, all the Nerazzurri need is to beat Viktoria Plzen at home to qualify given the two teams' loss to Bayern, who will be the favorites to beat Barcelona again in the last round.
A difficult tackle now takes a closer look at both teams. Eric Garcia and Sergi Roberto could return to the starting line-up after resting at the weekend, and qualifying for their respective positions could keep Gerard Pique as central defender as organizer alongside Garcia.
While Marcos Alonso and Jordi Alba compete for the left-back position, young Alejandro Baldi has been the best left-back this season and has earned streaks to play in the big games.