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    Champions League: Barca look for win to stay alive

    New Delhi: European Champions Barcelona will host Internazionale Milan in an important Champions League encounter at Camp Nou Stadium at home on Tuesday.

    Thierry Henry also joined his club as Barcelona said they were not worried about the controversy surrounding their star striker following his handball that helped France score a goal against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier and book their place on the 2010 World Cup.

    The Catalan giants have a few injury worries to take care off. Lionel Messi who injured his left thigh has not yet been ruled out of the match, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a thigh strain while Eric Abidal and Yaya Toure were down with the HIN1 virus.

    A defeat against Inter combined with a win for Rubin Kazan would put Barcelona out of the competition.

    In the other match Liverpool must beat Debreceni if they intend to reach the first knockout round of this season's Champions League.

    The inspirational Steven Gerrard will be fit to lead the side though Fernando Torres will be absent due to a groin problem. Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is hoping for what he calls a miracle after a horrendous season so far.

    "I think it will be difficult. I said before there could be a miracle, but it depends on the other teams and we have to do our job. We have to win and after we will see what happens in the other game and if we can play against Fiorentina with an opportunity (to qualify) it will be fantastic and hopefully we can do it," said Benitez.

    Even a win in Hungary won't be enough for the English club. Benitez's hopes of making the next stage depend on the Fiorentina-Lyon match.

    The five-time European champions will want a favour from Lyon, but they must also pick up a win against the Hungarian champions.

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