Barcelona VS Inter Live Football Score Match 12 Oct 2022
The UEFA Champions League features another massive fixture between two European giants this week as Inter Milan lock horns with Xavi’s Barcelona side in a crucial encounter at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.Inter Milan are currently in seventh place in the Serie A standings and have been plagued by inconsistency so far this season. The Nerazzurri edged Sassuolo to an important 2-1 victory over the weekend and will look to achieve a similar result in this fixture.
Barcelona, on the other hand, are at the top of the La Liga table at the moment and have been fairly impressive this year. The Blaugrana held their nerve to secure a 1-0 victory against Celta Vigo in their previous game and will need to take it up a notch this week. Barcelona have an impressive record against Inter Milan on the European stage and have won eight out of the 15 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Inter Milan’s three victories.
Barcelona’s defeat against Inter Milan last week was only their second loss against the Nerazzurri in the UEFA Champions League – they have never lost consecutive games against Inter Milan in the competition.
Inter Milan have lost every UEFA Champions League match that they have ever played at the Camp Nou and have failed to find the back of the net in four of these matches.
Barcelona have suffered only one defeat in their 17 home games against Italian opponents in the UEFA Champions League but did lose to Juventus in 2020.
Inter Milan’s previous away victory against a Spanish opponent in the UEFA Champions League came against Valencia in 2004.
Barcelona have lost only three of their last 44 home matches in the UEFA Champions League, with all three defeats coming during the Ronald Koeman era.Barcelona have experienced a slump after the international break and have a few issues to address ahead of the game. The Catalans cannot afford to slip into the Europa League this season and have a point to prove this week.Inter Milan are set to employ another low block and hit their opponents on the counter. Barcelona have home advantage this week, however, and hold the upper hand going into this game.
Barcelona are on a run of four successive wins at home
Inter have lost five of their last ten matches
Barca have won five successive home fixtures against Inter
Will Barca bounce back?
Defeats away to Inter, last week, and Bayern Munich mean Barcelona are struggling in Group C, but they have won their only home game in the competition so far, beating Vikoria Plzen 5-1.
Xavi’s side have in fact picked up four successive victories at Camp Nou, while also winning 36 of their 45 home Champions League outings since the start of the 2013/14 season.
That run includes two victories over Inter, who have in fact lost on their last five trips to this corner of Spain, with their only win here coming way back in 1970.
Can Inter pick up a vital win?
Sitting in second place in the group, Inter know a win here would almost certainly see them qualify for the knock-out stages, but their form has been a little patchy of late.
The Italians required a late Edin Dzeko goal to squeeze past Sassuolo at the weekend and have in fact lost five of their last ten matches.
Three of those defeats have come on the road for Simone Inzaghi’s side, conceding at least three goals in each of those losses.
I predict that Barcelona will win this game, with 2-1 my correct score prediction.
Barcelona will be seeking revenge when they play host to Inter Milan at the Spotify Camp Nou on Wednesday night’s Champions League fixture.
The UEFA Champions League is back again with another round of intriguing fixtures. The mouth-watering European clash on Wednesday will be played at Camp Nou, as Barcelona lock horns with Inter Milan in a repeat of last week’s fixture.
The reverse fixture ended in a brilliant win for the Nerazzurri at San Siro, with Hakan Calhanoglu’s long-range piledriver deep into first-half stoppage time the difference between the two sides, which moved Inter Milan up to second place in Group C.
While Barcelona were not at their best, the game was not without controversy, with Barcelona fans left furious when VAR chalked off Pedri’s equaliser and then refused to give them a last-gasp penalty for a clear handball. The defeat has left the Catalan giants in a precarious position to qualify for the Round of 16, with Bayern Munich the odds-on favourite to finish top in Group C with three wins from three games.
The Blaugrana bounced back from their disappointing European result to continue their sparkling La Liga form. And they have now extended their run of consecutive league wins to seven after picking up a narrow 1-0 victory at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday. The hosts boast a near-perfect domestic record and are sitting pretty at the top of La Liga ahead of perennial rivals Real Madrid on goal difference.
However, the economic levers pulled by president Joan Laporta to make flashy signings in the summer were dependent on Barcelona having a deep run in the Champions League. So, to say there is a lot riding on this game would be an understatement.
Inter, meanwhile, will know a win here will almost certainly see them qualify for the knockout stages, even though their domestic form has been a touch erratic recently. The Nerazzurri needed a late Edin Dzeko goal to scrape past Sassuolo at the weekend, and they have now lost five of their previous ten games.
Their narrow win over Barcelona last week has relieved some of the pressure on manager Simone Inzaghi. But a failure to advance from the Champions League group stage, along with inconsistent domestic form, could ultimately lead to his sacking at San Siro.
However, Inter are in pole position to complete the former task, as even if this game ends in a draw, all the Nerazzurri would need is to beat Viktoria Plzen at home to get through, given both teams lost to Bayern, who will be the favourites to beat Barcelona again on the final matchday. The Hard Tackle now takes a closer look at both teams.