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FC Barcelona News: 23 October 2018; Preparations Continue for Inter Match

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Barça vs Inter Milan without Messi? It’s happened before | FC Barcelona
With Leo Messi having been ruled out of Wednesday’s game against Inter Milan at Camp Nou in the wake of a fractured arm which he suffered in Saturday’s victory over Sevilla, Barça can take solace in the fact that this won’t be the first time the Catalans are going to host the Italians without the Argentinian maestro.

Barça’s Busquets to make 100th European appearance against Inter | Sport
Sergio Busquets will make his 100th European appearance against Inter Milan on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola handed him his debut 10 years ago, during his first season with the first team.

Attention turns to Inter | FC Barcelona
Following their 4-2 victory against Sevilla FC that returned them to the LaLiga top spot, FC Barcelona trained on Monday morning with the focus firmly on the Champions League game against Internazionale. Coach Ernesto Valverde had all of his available players training in the session, along with Barça B talents Chumi, Miranda, Monchu, Riqui Puig, Ballou and Abel Ruiz. The starters from the match against Sevilla were given recovery work.

When and where to watch Barça vs Inter Milan | FC Barcelona
Barça and Inter Milan are set to square off for the first of two matches scheduled as part of group B in the UEFA Champions League, and, as always, this is a game that can be seen around the world. With that in mind, here’s a list the regional broadcasters that hold the rights to show the match.

Inter match will be ‘beautiful,’ Rafinha says | FC Barcelona
There’s one Barça player who is looking especially forward to Wednesday’s Champions League match against Inter Milan at Camp Nou. Why? Because the player in question — Rafinha — actually played for Inter last season. So, naturally, given his recent history with the I Nerazzurri, the Barça midfielder is more than excited to face his former teammates.

Bartomeu: Barca still competitive without Messi | FC Barcelona
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists the La Liga champions are still competitive without injured superstar Lionel Messi. Barca will not be able to call upon Messi for their Champions League showdown against Inter and the Clasico blockbuster with Real Madrid due to a fractured arm.

Inter Milan. Did you know? | FC Barcelona
As you look forward to the visit of the Italian giants to the Camp Nou on Wednesday (9.00pm CET), here’s a round-up of trivia that you may not know about the blue-and-black half of Milan.

Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta to have statue built in Albacete | ESPN
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta is to have a statue dedicated to him in his home province of Albacete in tribute to his stellar contribution to the Spanish region’s reputation over the years. Mayor Manuel Serrano announced the plan on Twitter, explaining that the sculpture would serve as a “deserved acknowledgement of Iniesta,” who he said has “carried the name of Albacete with pride all over the world.”