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Antonio Conte Relishing Barcelona Fixture after win over Slavia Prague

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte says that he is looking forward to the crucial Champions League game against Barcelona at the San Siro. Inter have been fighting for a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League in a very difficult group that also contains Barcelona. The Spanish club may have had their troubles this season, but they have been able to perform extremely well in recent months. The Catalan outfit sit at the top of the group with 11 points, while Inter have been able to get a fresh lease of life following the 3-1 victory over Slavia Prague.


The victory helps Inter ahead of Borussia Dortmund in the table, as the group stages head into the last match day. Inter now know that qualification to the last 16 is in their hands, but the team needs to beat Barcelona.

This can be a tricky encounter considering that Barcelona have had difficult results on Italian soil of late. Inter were able to get the comfortable with overSlavia Prague thanks to a brace from Lautaro Martinez and a goal from Lukaku. Since Barcelona have already qualified as the winner, manager Ernesto Valverde is likely to rotate his squad. Conte says that playing the match in front of 70,000 home supporters will help get a decisive advantage.

The only way to stay alive and give a sense to the final fixture with Barcelona was to win and we did it. We're pleased, as we wanted to be alive and kicking to the final game and that's the situation. Our fate is in our hands.Now it's going to be a tough match, but we can count on 70,000 people who will push us on at San Siro. We were much more of a team against Slavia,” said Conte after the big Champions League win.