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Barcelona vs Inter Milan LIVE: Result and reaction from Champions League fixture

Follow live Champions League updates as Barcelona host Inter Milan

Jack Watson
Barcelona
@jackwatsonsport
Wednesday 02 October 2019 21:45
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FC Barcelona Ready To Face Inter

Barcelona host Inter Milan in this evening’s glamour Champions League fixture. You can follow live coverage of the match below.

Barcelona have endured a tough start to their La Liga campaign and were held in their opener at Dortmund, leaving all four sides with one point after a game.

Inter Milan meanwhile drew with Slavia Prague, meaning that it’s all to play for. Follow the latest updates from Spain here.

Match preview

When is it?

Kick-off at the Camp Nou is at 8pm (BST) on Wednesday 2 October.

How can I watch it?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN and can be streamed live online via the BT app and website.

Team News

Lionel Messi is expected to miss out with an adductor problem, however, the Argentinian may be able to make the bench. Ousmane Dembele is also returning from injury and has only recently returned to training meaning he is unlikely to feature.

Inter boast an injury-free squad with Alexis Sanchez expected to make the starting line-up after scoring twice before being sent off against Sampdoria last week.

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Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of this today's Champions League fixtures.

Vithushan Ehantharajah2 October 2019 17:16
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Liverpool vs RB Salzburg

This match may not be as straightforward for Liverpool as they may have hoped it could be.

Losing the first game of the group, 2-0 vs Napoli, has put Liverpool in a situation where they could ill-afford a second defeat.

Team news

Alisson remains short of fitness and is joined tonight on the sideline by Joel Matip, opening the door for Joe Gomez to partner Virgil Van Dijk at the back.

Jurgen Klopp

"The way Salzburg plays is made to surprise bigger teams. But if there's anybody in the world who knows more about the way they play, how they do what they do, then it's probably me.

"I've followed that way for a long, long time. I had a similar idea when I started as a manager, so I know where the difficulties are."

Jack Watson2 October 2019 18:35
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Lille vs Chelsea

In a tricky group, Chelsea could really do without losing this evening. Defeat against Valencia at home means they are already playing catch-up, despite Frank Lampard's insistence that the latter games of the group are more important.

Cesar Azpilicueta: "Lille may have less experience than us but they are at home.

"They have great supporters, the team will obviously rely on the supporters to put a lot of pressure on us. There will be a lot of pressure. This is a special competition.

"Lille have been fighting hard to get into this competition. They have a lot of talent. They move well, pass and create opportunities. Also they have experienced players like Loic Remy, who I have played with before.

"But regardless we are here to take three points home."

Jack Watson2 October 2019 18:37
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Barcelona vs Inter Milan

Elsewhere in Europe, there is a titanic clash taking place at the Nou Camp this evening: Barcelona vs Inter Milan.

The Catalan giants drew at Borussia Dortmund in their first match and can take control of the group with a win tonight.

This fixture produced one of the most memorable Champions League ties in the competition's history when Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan side executed a brilliant plan over two legs en route to winning the final in 2010.

Miguel Delaney looks back at the compelling clash...

Jack Watson2 October 2019 18:41
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Liverpool vs RB Salzburg team news

As expected, Joe Gomez replaces the injured Joel Matip in defence as the only change to Liverpool's strongest team.

Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Kelleher, Lovren, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Origi.

RB Salzburg: Stankovic, Kristensen, Onguene, Wober, Ulmer, Mepu, Junuzovic, Minamino, Szoboszlai, Daka, Hwang

Subs: Coronel, Ashimeru, Koita, Ramalho, Farkas, Haaland, Okugawa

Jack Watson2 October 2019 18:45
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Early matches

There are two early matches taking place in the competition tonight and just the one goal after 45 minutes.

Genk 0-0 Napoli

Slavia Prague 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Achraf Hakimi)

Jack Watson2 October 2019 18:49
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Barcelona vs Inter Milan Team news

Lionel Messi is fit to start just his second game of the season after an injury-hit start to the campaign.

Romelu Lukaku is not fit and there is a Nou Camp return for Alexis Sanchez.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, S. Roberto, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, F. De Jong, Suárez, Messi, Griezmann

Subs: Neto , Rakitic, Todibo, Dembele, Wague, Vidal, Carles Perez

Inter Milan XI: Handanovic, Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar, Candreva, Sensi, Barella, Brozovic, Asamoah, Lautaro Martinez, Alexis Sanchez

Subs: Padelli, Gagliardini, Vecino, Politano, Esposito, D'Ambrosio, Biraghi

Jack Watson2 October 2019 18:52
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Lille vs Chelsea team news

Kante starts for Chelsea as Willian makes his 300th appearance for the club. Loic Remy is on the bench for the hosts.

Lille XI: Maignan; Çelik, Gabriel, José Fonte, Reinildo; Soumaré, André; Araujo, Ikoné, Bamba; Osimhen

Subs: Leo Cesar, Soumaoro, Xeka, Remy, Yusuf Yazıcı, Sanches, Bradaric

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma; James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Willian, Abraham, Mount.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Pedro, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi

Jack Watson2 October 2019 18:57
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