UEFA Champions: Inter Milan aiming to take advantage of Messi-less Barcelona

Barcelona will be hoping that Luis Suarez can fill the sizeable goalscoring boots of the injured Lionel Messi when Inter visit Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Buoyed by their last-gasp derby win over AC Milan at the weekend, Luciano Spalletti’s side will need to reverse recent history if they are to leave Spain triumphant with Barca unbeaten in 13 games at home against Italian opposition.

Edinson Cavani faces off against his old side Napoli for the first time as Paris Saint-Germain look to beat an Italian side in the Champions League for the first time, while Tottenham are aiming to get their European campaign back on track against PSV.

Here, with the help of Opta data, we take a look at some of the key numbers ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League fixtures.

Barcelona v Inter

13 – Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 13 Champions League home games against Italian sides (W10 D3), since a 2-1 loss against Juventus in April 2003.


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