Group F – Kick-off 19:45 (BST)
Josep Guardiola said Barcelona would not compromise their style as the holders host Inter with their Champions League Group F campaign on the line.
“Even if we fall, we will fall attacking. We win together and lose together,” said Guardiola, whose team will exit the competition if they lose at home to Inter and Rubin Kazan get the better of Dynamo.
The Nerazzurri top the tightest of the eight groups by a point after a last gasp victory in Ukraine, and Jose Mourinho believes they have “grown as a team” since a goalless San Siro draw against Barca on Matchday 1.
Yaya Toure is definitely missing for Barcelona tonight and Guardiola has concerns over the fitness of Lionel Messi, Gabriel Milito, Eric Abidal, Rafael Márquez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“I won’t know about Messi or Ibrahimovic until the day of the game,” he conceded. “I can’t deny they are two very important players but then we win together and we lose together. The important thing is to win and get through to the next round. I want the crowd to come to the ground with a big smile on their faces, to enjoy the match and get behind us.
“We’re facing a great team, the leaders of Serie A, with a world-class coach. Mourinho can make his team play in several ways; he uses different tactics so we have to be prepared.
“I always thought the group would only be decided in the last two games. We need about four points and I think we can do it. The Catalans welcome everyone and I’m sure Eto’o will be welcomed because he deserves it. We are out to win the match and to attack. Even if we fall, we will fall attacking.”
Inter coach Jose Mourinho said he was relishing encountering a familiar foe from his time at Chelsea.
“I faced Barcelona six times with Chelsea and now I’m here with Inter,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to play in such a tough game. I enjoy tough games more than easy ones when you win by four or five goals.
“All my players want to play in this game – it’s a game that appeals to everyone. I don’t know if we will play to win or to draw: there are risks with both and we will see how the match develops.
“The world of football hopes Barcelona will get through, but Barcelona are aware of the difficulty of the match – they know Inter are a major rival. If Rubin win then Barcelona will be in trouble, but they’re not scared and neither are we.
“I think we have grown as a team [since Matchday 1] but the only thing we want to know is whether Sneijder will be fit to play or not.”