Barcelona face Inter Milan at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
There have been indications from the Barcelona camp in recent months that the Champions League will be the club’s priority this season. Although they’ve won the Spanish title in three of the past four seasons, Barca haven’t made it beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League since 2015. And while they’ve put in poor performances in half of their La Liga matches so far, the Catalan giants have been imperious in both Champions League games, especially during the enthralling 2-4 away win over Spurs. Messi was at his joyful best that night, so it’s a great pity that he’ll miss both this match and the away game against Inter in a fortnight’s time due to injury. Still, his prolonged absence will give €105 million signing Ousmane Dembele a chance to shine.
Inter’s injury-time victory in the Milan derby on Sunday, courtesy of a Mauro Icardi goal, was their third last-gasp victory in recent weeks, following similar wins over Sampdoria and Spurs. After enduring some unfortunate losses early in the season, it seems that Inter’s luck has finally levelled out, as flattering league wins over Fiorentina and SPAL have lifted them to third in Serie A, greatly reducing the pressure on coach Luciano Spalletti. They’ve had some good fortune in the Champions League as well, with bewildering errors from PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet handing Inter victory in what was otherwise an even encounter. Radja Nainggolan limped off in the Milan derby and is set to miss this game, while Ivan Perisic is also an injury doubt.
The Champions League match between Barcelona and Inter Milan will be broadcast live on Bleacher Report. Live streaming is available on B/R Live, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the Bleacher Report app.
Barcelona looked ominously good against Sevilla on Saturday, but the injury to Messi will give Inter hope.