A Barça on the rise wants to 'challenge' an Inter in crisis
Published:4/10/2022 - 00:04h
Updated:4/10/2022 - 00:04h
FC Barcelona visits the Giuseppe Meazza to face an Inter Milan that is experiencing its lowest hours in Serie A. Xavi Hernández's men can only afford to add three
In the middle of the euphoria for reaching the leadership of LaLiga Santander, the FC Barcelona visits to the Inter of Milan in his house (21:00 hours CEST) by the third day of the phase of groups of the Champions League. The group trained by Xavi Hernández wants to encarrilar his pass to the eighth of final and for this only can allow add of to three against a group 'nerazzurri' that is in the middle of a deep crisis.
The bad moment by which crosses the picture directed by Simone Inzaghi is a weapon of double edge. Although in the last parties of the Series To have left an infinity of doubts and the trainer is on a tightrope because his approaches are not translating in positive results, the team of Lombardia will take the crash against the Barça like an authentic final and, in his stadium, will want to try do a lot of damage to the culés.
The Catalans also confront the commitment like a 'final' and the mentality is the one to return to the City Condal with three points that allow to reassure regarding the hypothetical classification to eighth. It is worth it to remember that the Barça is second of groups, with three points, the same that has the Inter of Milan. The Bayern, is leader in solitary thanks to the six units that has achieved (with triumphs in front of the two). The one who add of to three this Tuesday, will be stepping big.
The Spanish group comes to win in LaLiga by the minimum in front of the Mallorca (0-1) in a quite grey party in which a goal of Robert Lewandowski lit a complicated night for the culés, that came very demanded after the stop of selections. The balance of what goes of season is positive, with seven triumphs, a tie and an only defeat (in front of the Bayern by 2-0). The Italian picture, by his part, is in full crisis in the Series To, where occupies the ninth position to eight points of the leadership. Between the two competitions, add five triumphs and four defeats.
Marked party by the drops
Both teams confront with problems in his changing room. In the case of the Barça, the trainer of Terrassa will not be able to have the lesionados Ronald Araújo, Jules Koundé, Héctor Bellerín, Frenkie of Jong and Memphis Depay. In the positive appearance, everything seems to indicate to that Sergi Roberto is to 100% to go back to the titularity. Against the Mallorca already contested ten minutes and aims to be important for Xavi in the middle of the alluvium of injuries.
In the Inter, on the other hand, stands out the absence of a Romelu Lukaku that carries a month of drop. It adds him the injury of Marcelo Brozovic, the one who returned of the stop of selections 'KO'. Finally, everything seems to indicate to that the Italian picture will be able to have Lautaro Martínez, the one who had suffered annoyances but already would be recovered to confront to the Barça.
The teams do not trust
In press conference, both trainers have left clear that it is a very important commitment and that they will have to show his best versions to mark. Xavi Hernández, by his part, has stood out that the Inter "is a very strong team. Have a different system to all what have found us up to now. They play with two tips, something that does not see too much in Spain. It is a difficult rival. We arrive in good dynamic, but this has to show . Already we forgive to the Bayern. We have to equalise the game of Munich, but with result".
Simone Inzaghi stood out that "we confront us to one of the best teams of Europe. Against the Bayern lost inmerecidamente. We will need determination. It is a very delicate party in which we will have to tighten the teeth", adding besides that "we are the Inter and will try to play with all our strengths. It will be a party of suffering. Have an aggressiveness and a recovery of incredible balloon, know to do of everything in the phase of possession and of no possession, besides this year also have added to Lewandowski that is a big player".
Technical index card of the party: Inter of Milan vs FC Barcelona
- Party: Inter-FC Barcelona
- Competition: Champions League
- Stadium: Giuseppe Meazza
- Television: Tuesday, 4 October to the 21:00 hours (CEST)
- Calendar 2022-2023: LaLiga Santander, Champions League, Glass of Rey, Supercopa of Spain.