Inter are second in Group B and five points clear of Tottenham and PSV despite losing to Barcelona last time out in the competition. The Serie A giants have bounced back from that 2-0 loss with successive wins by an aggregate scoreline of 8-0.
Barcelona has a perfect record in Group B after three matches and have won five matches in a row in all competitions. Their last two outings have been a struggle, however, only beating Leganes 1-0 and Rayo Vallecano 3-2.
Inter are unbeaten in three home games against Barcelona (W1, D2). They are in great form at the moment and will be even more confident of getting a positive result if Lionel Messi is only named as a substitute.
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Inter have a clean bill of health heading into Tuesday’s match against Barcelona and Luciano Spalletti will field his strongest XI.
Barcelona- Lionel Messi is back in training after fracturing his arm against Sevilla on October 20 but it remains to be seen whether he is fit enough to start. Samuel Umtiti is also closing in on full fitness but, like Messi, may not start here.
Rafinha is in favour ahead of Ousmane Dembele and Malcom to fill the void left by Messi if the Argentine is not risked from the start by Ernesto Valverde.
Barcelona has kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 8 matches against Inter in all competitions.
Barcelona has won 5 of their last 6 matches (UEFA Champions League).
Barcelona has scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in UEFA Champions League.
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