Barcelona is second in Group C with three points after two games in the UEFA Champions League. Inter Milan is also on three points, and the game between the two teams later this week could be decisive in the final group standings.
There are concerns in the Nerazzuri camp ahead of the game at San Siro. Lautaro Martinez underwent medical tests on Sunday and will continue to be monitored after suffering a thigh injury against AS Roma, according to TYC.
He joins Romelu Lukaku on the sidelines for Tuesday’s Champions League match.
Inter will conduct additional tests, and if Lautaro continues to feel uneasy, he will be left off the squad list for the match against Barcelona.
With three goals in just eight appearances this season, the Argentine striker leads Simone Inzaghi’s side in Serie A. However, he has yet to play in the Champions League.
The Nerazzurri trailed Bayern Munich by two goals in their first UCL match of the season but won by the same margin against Viktoria Plzen on matchday two.
With the margin for error so narrow in the group of death, Barcelona will need to win all three points in Italy to be in with a chance of qualifying from the group.
On the night, Xavi will be without Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Hector Bellerin, and possibly Frenkie de Jong. Nonetheless, given the star-studded squad at his disposal, it would not be incorrect to regard the Catalans as favorites going into the match.
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