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FC Barcelona News: 24 October 2018; 18 Called Up as Barcelona Take on Inter Milan

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Inter Milan | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Inter Milan square off on Wednesday night in a battle for first place in the UEFA Champions League’s so-called ‘group of death,’ in which the two European giants are currently tied on 6 points after having won both matches to date in the Old Continent’s top club competition.

Squad named to face Inter | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde has named his squad of 18 for Wednesday’s Champions League encounter with Inter Milan, and it’s as follows: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Coutinho, Arthur, Luis Suárez, Dembélé, Rafinha, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Munir, Sergi Roberto, Vidal and Chumi.

Jordi Alba: ‘We can do this without Messi’ | FC Barcelona
“Inter are a very hard team to beat and they’re playing well at the moment. But we think we can win this, especially with our fans behind us”. Jordi Alba was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Camp Nou, for which Barça will have to make do without injured star striker Leo Messi.

Ernesto Valverde: ‘We must strike first’ | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde spoke to the press this Tuesday in the build-up to tomorrow’s Champions League meeting with Inter Milan at Camp Nou (9.00pm CET, TICKETS HERE). “They’ve hit on their best form of the season so far” said the Barça boss. “And they’re a team that creates a lot of deep pressure. They like to play attacking football in the opposition’s half.”

Who has played for both Barça and Inter? | FC Barcelona
We’ve got a list of nine players for you. Some have played for both FC Barcelona and Inter: Your challenge is to identify which they are! Put yourself to the test in this latest quiz about Barça’s future Champions League opponents.

Barcelona regretting sending Paco Alcacer to Borussia Dortmund | Goal
Already joint-top of the Bundesliga goal chart with seven goals from four appearances, Paco Alcacer seems reborn at Borussia Dortmund after two dismal years with Barcelona. The Spanish hotshot’s instant stardom in Germany has come as such a surprise that the search for an explanation has sparked some extreme theories.

Barcelona’s hijacking of Arturo Vidal from Inter has backfired badly | Goal
However, it is also worth remembering that Arturo Vidal was all set to sign for Inter until the Nerazzurri had their heads turned by Luka Modric, thus allowing Barcelona to steal in and quickly wrap up a €20 million (£17.8m/$23.2m) deal for the Bayern Munich midfielder while the Italians were still courting the Croatian.

Lautaro is born, the third child of Luis Suarez | Sport
Luis Suárez and Sofía Balbi now have their third child, Lautaro. The wife of the Argentine forward gave birth on Tuesday night and Suarez informed the world on social media, posting a message and picture.

Julen Lopetegui will lead Real Madrid against Barcelona, says sporting director | Sky Sports
Julen Lopetegui will be in the Real Madrid dugout for their El Clasico clash with Barcelona this Sunday, according to director Emilio Butragueno. The claim comes after Real recorded an unconvincing 2-1 Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen in their Group G encounter at the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening.