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Wednesday October 24 2018
Champions League line-ups: Barcelona-Inter

Rafinha is entrusted with replacing the injured Lionel Messi in Barcelona’s Champions League XI against Inter this evening.

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Rafinha spent the second half of last season at Inter, helping them end a seven-year absence from the Champions League.

His inclusion keeps Ousmane Dembele on the substitutes’ bench, while Sergi Roberto comes in for Nelson Semedo at right-back.

The Nerazzurri, meanwhile, have won seven straight games and are spearheaded up top by the prolific Mauro Icardi, who was a Barca youth player between 2008 and 2011.

The Catalans have won three of their six Champions League matches against Inter but were eliminated by the Beneamata in the 2009-10 semi-finals.

Both sides have picked up maximum points from their opening two games, so whoever emerges victorious at Camp Nou will top Group B.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Rafinha, Suarez, Coutinho

Subs: Semedo, Dembele, Cillessen, Malcom, Munir, Arturo Vidal, Chumi

Inter: Handanovic, D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, Miranda, Asamoah; Brozovic, Vecino, Valero; Candreva, Icardi, Perisic

Subs: Vrsaljko, De Vrij, Lautaro, Keita, Ranocchia, Politano, Padelli

Referee: Hategan (ROM)

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