IN FRONT OF A HARD INTER OF MILAN
Camp Nou must once again be a fort in the Champions League
Published:1/10/2019 - 10:58h
Updated:1/10/2019 - 11:13h
FC Barcelona is staying strong at home and in the Champions League the Camp Nou is also usually a fort. The same is expected before Inter Milan
This season, the FC Barcelona is offering two very distinct versions: the one of out of house, in which the men of Ernesto Valverde do not achieve neither good game neither results; and the one of the Camp Nou, in which the Barcelona have won the three parties contested with moments of big football in duels like the ones of the Betis or Valencia.
This Wednesday, more than ever nse needs to prolong the series of results in the Camp Nou since the opponent is the Inter of Milan, a direct rival in the fight by the places that give access to the eighth of final of the Champions League. After the tie in the first day against the Borussia Dortmund, the culés need the three points to reach the leadership of the group.
If we throw of statistics, the Camp Nou can consider an authentic fortín in the Champions League during the last years. The culés chain 32 artidos without losing in the maximum European competition in the lawn of the coliseo Barcelona and it is necessary to trace back until 2013 to find the last defeat, that went against the Bayern of Munich (0-3).
Of these 32 parties without losing, the FC Barcelona has won a total of 29, adding 3 ties. The only three teams that achieved to go without a defeat of the Camp Nou were the Athletic of Madrid in the gone of quarter-finals of 2014 (1-1), the Juventus of Turín in the turn of quarter-finals of 2017 (0-0) and the Tottenham in the last day of the phase of groups of the past campaign (1-1).
In all these parties added a total of 93 goals in favour, fitting other 15. A very positive balance for the Barcelona that is necessary to keep in front of a so dangerous rival like the Inter of Milan. The 'neroazzurros' only have fit three goals in seven parties this campaign, by what are very solid backwards and dangerous in front.
The Inter, a rival of entity
This season, the Inter of Milan seems a much more consistent rival that the past season, that also coincided with the culés in the phase of groups. Of the hand of Antonio Conte, the Italian team has settled, thank you also to signings like the ones of Sensi, Lukaku or Alexis Sánchez.