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Nov 21, 2009

The last two times Barca returned from international break, we failed to win our away games and subsequently had a bad result in the Champions League encounters. We always have struggled after an international break, but this time it is a make or break time for Barca. We cannot afford to lose or draw against Bilbao as it will definitely show in our all important encounter against Inter on Tuesday. Guardiola has announced his squad which will travel to San Mames - Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Márquez, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Bojan, Pinto, Henry, Keita, Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Maxwell, Txigrinski, Jeffren, Jonathan dos Santos. Ibrahmovic has been sidelined with a thigh injury. Meanwhile Abidal and Toure both have been diagnosed with H1N1 flu and will be out of action for at least a week. Toure getting flu has come at a very bad time as he was a surety to start in the match against Inter.

With Ibrahmovic absence, Bojan could get a rare start in his usual position of centre forward. Guardiola should not try to shift Messi to the centre as that could prove counter-productive. Henry after playing the entire game against Ireland will be expected to start only from the bench. That means Iniesta will start upfront with Bojan and Messi. The midfield will be made up of Keita, Busquets and Xavi. Busquets is certain to start the match against Inter, as Toure is injured and will be looking to find some form into that game. The defense should be made up of Alves, Pique, Puyol and Maxwell. And as usual Vakldes should guard the goal. FC barcelona has to kick away the habit of struggling after an international break. It is essential for the players to go with confidence into the must win match against Inter. They have to look to finish the game early as it will help to give some rest to some of the players. I expect the players to rise to the occasion and seal the game ealry with a scoreline of 0-3.

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