FC Barcelona will lock horns with Inter Milan in a crucial Group C fixture of the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 at the Camp Nou in the early hours of Thursday in India. The match will kick off at 12:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Under the tutelage of manager Xavi, Barcelona are currently in a must-win situation after suffering defeats against Inter Milan (0-1) and Bayern Munich (0-2) in their last two UCL matches.
Having registered one win and two losses, the Catalan giants are currently placed third in the UCL 2022-23 Group C standings with just three points.
While Barcelona have struggled in the UCL this season, the Blaugrana outfit have been in impressive form in the La Liga so far. Xavi’s men are currently unbeaten in the Spanish top-tier league, registering seven wins and one draw. With 22 points from eight games, Barcelona are currently at the top of the La Liga 2022-23 standings.
On the other hand, Inter Milan will be brimming with confidence, having secured a 1-0 win over Barcelona in their UCL 2022-23 reverse fixture last week.
Inter’s star midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu scored the solitary goal of the match in the 47th minute to help the Serie A giants bag three valuable points from the fixture.
Led by manager Simone Inzaghi, Inter are currently placed second in the Group C standings with six points from three matches.
Inter head into the Barcelona game after securing a 2-1 win against Sassuolo in their last game in the Serie A 2022-23. Having accumulated 15 points from nine matches, Inter are placed ninth in the Serie A standings, eight points behind leaders Napoli.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona head-to-head
Barcelona have a superior head-to-head record against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League, winning six of the 11 matches that they have played so far. Inter have managed just two victories while three matches have ended in stalemates.
Overall, Barcelona have won eight of their 15 matches while Inter have registered three wins so far.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona predicted XIs
Inter Milan predicted XI (3-5-2): Andre Onana; Milan Skriniar, Stefan De Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Denzel Dumfries, Nicolò Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico Dimarco; Lisando Martinez, Edin Dzeko
Barcelona predicted XI (4-3-3): Marc-André ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Marcos Alonso; Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Ousmane Dembele, Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati
Where to watch Inter Milan vs Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2022-23 match live in India?
The Barcelona vs Inter Milan UEFA Champions League 2022-23 match will be telecast live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of Barcelona vs Inter Milan UEFA Champions League 2022-23 match will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV.
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