Ernesto Valverde’s side drew 1-1 in their opening match against Borussia Dortmund at
Both teams go into the match having secured wins domestically last weekend. Barcelona defeated Getafe 2-0 and claimed their first clean sheet of the season, as Inter beat Sampdoria 3-1 in Serie A.
Here is how the Catalan giants could line-up against the Nerazzurri…
Goalkeeper & Defenders
Marc-André ter Stegen (GK) – The Germany international, who is known to the fans as ‘ter Stegen Airlines’ due to his fine aerial-prowess, will be between the sticks as usual. The 27-year-old saved fellow countryman Marco Reus’ penalty in the opening group stage match in Group F, and will have to the tough task of stopping Romelu Lukaku and co.
Gerard Piqué (CB) – The 32-year-old picks himself really. Piqué has been ever-present in the backline and he will continue to command the defence alongside
Junior Firpo (LB)
?Sergio Busquets (CM) – The Barça midfield maestro will play in his favoured holding role, providing added protection for Piqué and Lenglet, while restarting attacks from deep. Busquets, 31, will allow the likes of Frenkie de Jong and Arthur to push forward and join the attack.
Frenkie de Jong (CM) – Having had a successful campaign in the competition last season with Ajax reaching the semi-finals, the Netherlands international is expected to play alongside Arthur and supply the forwards in the final third. The 21-year-old will hope to help his side claim all three points at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Arthur (CM) – Scoring a thunderbolt in the 5-2 victory over Villarreal at the Camp Nou a couple of weeks back, Arthur is starting to become one of the key members of the Barça midfield. Having
Carles Pérez (RW) – Having netted in the 5-2 victory against Real Betis on matchday two, the 21-year-old is full of confidence and has vastly become a first-team regular this season under Valverde. With both Lionel Messi and
Antoine Griezmann (LW) – Soon to make his Champions League Camp Nou debut for Barça, the 28-year-old will come up against his former teammate and good friend Diego Godin.