Inter travel to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona in their third Champions League group match on Wednesday evening.
I Nerazzurri boast a 100% record in Europe so far, having scraped past Tottenham and PSV, and are joint top of group B alongside Barca, who have also won their opening two matches. A win for either side would boost both side’s knockout aspirations, so there is everything to play for.
Here’s a look at how Inter could potentially line up.
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Samir Handanovic (GK) – Inter’s number one will keep his place in goal.
Miranda (CB) – Injury concerns means Inter may have to revert to a back three – paving the way for Miranda to start.
Stefan de Vrij (CB) – De Vrij has been performing reasonably well so far this season and has made the move over from Lazio appear effortless.
Milan Skriniar (CB) – At just 23 years old, Skriniar has cemented himself as one of the best centre-backs in Italy and he is a certainty to start on Wednesday.
Sime Vrsaljko (RM) – The Croatian will occupy a slightly more advanced role, but will be asked to track back to deal with Barcelona’s various attacking threats.
Borja Valero (CM) – Valero has been making more starts recently and will come into the side for the injured Marcelo Brozovic.
Matias Vecino (CM) – One of Inter’s most consistent performers so far this season, Vecino is likely to partner Valero in the middle of the park.
Kwadwo Asamoah (LM) – Asamoah will be playing a role familiar to him from his days spent at his former club Juventus, and will be asked to provide cover defensively just like Vrsaljko.
Matteo Politano (AM) – Politano is used to playing out wide, but Inter’s injury concerns will mean he is forced to fill in for Radja Nainggolan in a free roaming role.
Lautaro Martinez (ST) – The Argentinian could get a rare start to provide support for Mauro Icardi up top, in a rejigged front line that accommodates for the missing Ivan Perisic.
Mauro Icardi (ST) – After a slow start to the season, Icardi has exploded into life recently and has been banging in goals for fun. He scored a late winner in the Milan derby on Sunday, highlighting just how important he is to Inter.