Barcelona vs Inter: Barcelona vs Inter probable line-ups: Valverde not ready to risk Messi
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Barcelona will host Inter at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night and many of the Blaugrana‘s supporters will be keeping a close eye on Ernesto Valverde‘s line-up to see if Lionel Messi or Ousmane Dembele are included in the XI.
Both players have been included in the matchday squad, with the Argentine returning after having picked up another injury in the win over Villarreal on September 24 while the Frenchman pulled out of the squad to face Getafe on Saturday just hours before kick-off with discomfort.
Valverde‘s side come into the Inter game amidst an institutional crisis, with Gerard Pique sending a strong message to the board after the win at Getafe, and despite the relatively decent results against Borussia Dortmund, Villarreal and Getafe, they will be determined to respond with a good performance on Wednesday night.
The last-minute injury to Junior Firpo complicates matters for Valverde as he will have to play someone out of position, with Nelson Semedo the most likely to fill in.
Inter, meanwhile, are now led by Antonio Conte and have thrived from day one in Serie A, winning all of their games, but they slipped up in the Champions League, drawing 1-1 at home to Slavia Prague on matchday one.
Barcelona‘s probable line-up: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Nelson Semedo; Arthur Melo, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez, Carles Perez.
Barcelona‘s probable bench: Neto, Moussa Wague, Jean-Clair Todibo, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi.
Inter‘s probable line-up: Samir Handanovic; Diego Godin, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar; Danilo D’Ambrosio, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Stefano Sensi, Kwadwo Asamoah; Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez.
Inter‘s probable bench: Daniele Padelli, Andrea Ranocchia, Cristiano Birgahi, Valentino Lazaro, Antonio Candreva, Borja Valero, Matteo Politano,
The referee will be Damir Skomina from Slovenia.