Ousmane Dembélé in the match against Juventus in 2020 (0-2)


Barça seeks to recover the 'prestige' with a victory in Milan

Published:4/10/2022 - 00:07h

Updated:4/10/2022 - 00:07h

FC Barcelona will visit Inter Milan on Tuesday with the label of favorite to get the three points from Giusseppe Meazza. Xavi Hernández's men want to strike and recover European 'prestige' with a victory in a complicated field

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Almost two years have passed from the last important result that the FC Barcelona obtained like visitor in the UEFA Champions League. The elimination in the phase of groups of the past edition left hard goleadas in Lisbon and Munich (in front of Benfica and Bayern) and a suffered victory by the minimum in Kiev in front of the Dinamo. Thus, the Barça needs to recover the 'prestige' lost in Europe, and that better place to do it that a historical stadium like the Giusseppe Meazza.

Casually, the last victory rutilante in Champions for the culés produced in Italy. On 28 October 2020, the team of Ronald Koeman imposed to the Juventus of Andrea Pirlo with goals of Ousmane Dembélé and Leo Messi. The triumph seemed to consolidate to the Barça like leader of the group, but the 'bianconeros' remained with the first place in the last day after surprising to the group blaugrana in Camp Nou (0-3).

That edition of the Champions (with exception of the final) contested without public in the stadiums by the pandemia of the COVID-19. The Barça finish deleted in the eighth of final in front of Paris Saint-Germain (2-5 global), in an eliminatory that the French resolved with a goleada in Catalonia in the gone (1-4). The turn in the Park of the Princes showed to the ones of Ronald Koeman much more enchufados, but was missing puntería and the party finish equalised (1-1).

Like this the things, the ones of Xavi Hernández arrive to Milan knowing favourite and with the big opportunity to step firm to the eighth of final. A victory the Tuesday, added to another the next week in Catalonia, practically would delete to the Inter of the tournament, taking for granted that the Bayern Munich will complete his classification in the double crossing in front of the feeble Viktoria Plzen. After assaulting the leadership of LaLiga the weekend, the party arrives in good moment for the culés.

The Inter, in front of the worst possible stage

The ones of Simone Inzaghi, instead, arrive to the party of the Tuesday sumidos in a crisis of results. The 'neroazzurros' fell the Saturday in front of the Rome of José Mourinho home (1-2) and add two consecutive defeats in the tournament, by which have fallen until the place 9 of the table with 12 points, eight less than the leaders (Napoli and Atalanta). Besides, the drops of Romelu Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic leave very touched to an eleven come to less in this start of season. For the Barça, everything seems ranged to go out of Milan with the three points in the pocket, but does not be necessary to trust.

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