Barcelona face Inter Milan on Matchday four of the UEFA Champions League in what presents itself as a must-win encounter. However, they will have to get over the ghosts of last week to ensure a win on the night given that they lost 1-0 to the opposition less than seven days ago.
Unsurprisingly, all eyes are on Xavi ahead of the anticipated clash. The manager is under severe pressure ahead of the game at Spotify Camp Nou and all eyes will be on him and his decisions on the night.
According to reports from Javi Miguel, Xavi hinted in his press conference that he considers starting a 3-4-3 lineup against Inter Milan on a decisive night. This comes as a massive revelation, considering that the result could decide Barcelona’s future in the prestigious competition.
With Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo and Andreas Christensen out injured, Xavi has only two natural centre-backs at his disposal. Thus, the three-man back-line on the night could feature Marcos Alonso alongside Gerard Pique and Eric Garcia.
In such a scenario, Alejandro Balde would join forces with Sergio Busquets, Gavi and Pedri in the middle of the park with the forward trio of Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha being unchanged.
Barcelona will play for one result on Wednesday night for anything less than a win would place their future in the UEFA Champions League into jeopardy. They currently sit in third place in Group C, three points behind Inter Milan and cannot afford to give the Nerrazzuri any further advantage.