Barcelona host Inter Milan at Camp Nou with Xavi’s side going into the fixture in third place in Champions League group C.
Inter defeated Barcelona 1-0 last week, leaving the Catalans fighting to progress to the round of 16.
Both Barcelona and Inter Milan are chasing leaders Bayern Munich, who lead the way with nine points from three games.
The two clubs went head-to-head last week in a controversial fixture at the San Siro where it was the homes side who emerged victorious. Inter Milan would want a repeat of last week’s clash if they want to qualify for the knockout stages. Currently, the Italians have 6 points from 3 games and are sitting in 2nd position in the group. Although Inter Milan was able to grab all three points last week, Simone Inzaghi would know that there were some decisions that could have hampered their team’s win.
FC Barcelona on the other hand was quite dissatisfied with the previous encounter between the two teams. Two crucial decisions were given against Xavi’s men which could cost the club a berth in the knockout stages. But if the Catalans grab a victory at the Spotify Camp Nou they would displace Inter on goal difference despite being on the same number of points. Although Xavi will face a major headache fielding his backline as Barcelona’s list of injuries continues.
FC Barcelona vs Inter Milan confirmed line-ups
FCB XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, E Garcia, Alonso; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Rafinha
Inter Milan XI (3-5-2): Onana; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; L Martinez, Dzeko
Rangers are looking to claim their first points of the group stage, while Liverpool are hoping for an immediate response to their 3-2 defeat to Arsenal this past Sunday.
Group C standings
Bayern Munich (9 points)
Inter Milan (6)
Viktoria Plzen (0)
Group A standings
Napoli (9 points)
Wednesday’s broadcast schedule
(All times U.S./Eastern)
UEFA Champions League Today, 12:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network and Paramount+
Napoli vs. Ajax, 12:45 p.m., Paramount+
Atletico Madrid vs. Club Brugge, 12:45 p.m., Paramount+
UEFA Champions League Today, 2 p.m., CBS Sports Network and Paramount+
The Golazo Show, 3 p.m., CBS Sports Network and Paramount+
Bayer Leverkusen vs. FC Porto, 3 p.m., Paramount+
Rangers vs. Liverpool, 3 p.m., Paramount+
Barcelona vs. Inter Milan, 3 p.m., Paramount+
Viktoria Plzen vs. Bayern Munich, 3 p.m., Paramount+
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, 3 p.m., Paramount+
Sporting CP vs. Olympique de Marseille, 3 p.m., Paramount+
UEFA Champions League Post-Match Show, 5 p.m., CBS Sports Network and Paramount+