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Barcelona vs. AC Milan: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 22:  Ignazio Abate of AC Milan (L) and Neymar of FC Barcelona compete for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between AC Milan and Barcelona at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 22, 2013 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 6, 2013

Spanish juggernaut Barcelona will look to build on their lead in Champions League Group H on Wednesday when they host AC Milan at Camp Nou.

The two clubs played to a 1-1 draw in Italy last month as Lionel Messi canceled out an early goal from Robinho with a 23rd-minute strike of his own. But while Massimiliano Allegri's squad were fortunate to come away with a point, the draw put Milan two points back of Barca in the race to win Group H.

While Gerardo Martino's Barca club will be heavy favorites to win this week's pivotal match, Milan certainly possess the talent in players like Mario Balotelli, Robinho and others to keep things interesting.

Below, we'll get you set with everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday's clash atop Group H.

 

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. GMT

Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona

Watch: FOX Deportes

Live Stream: Sky Sports Events Centre (U.K), FOXSoccer2Go (U.S.)

Odds*:

Barcelona: 77.4 percent

AC Milan: 6.8 percent

Draw: 15.8 percent

*Odds according to Bloomberg Sports.

 

Top Storyline: Will Lionel Messi Finally End His Scoring Drought?

VIGO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 29:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona reacts defeated after failing to score during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and FC Barcelona at Estadio Balaidos on October 29, 2013 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Gett
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Barca superstar Lionel Messi—currently in the midst of a rare scoring drought following his return from a thigh injury that forced him to miss several weeks last month—has admitted that he is less than 100 percent physically at the moment, according to ESPN FC's Dermot Corrigan.

And although it's unfair to pin Messi's scoring drought on his injury, there's no doubt it's been a contributing factor. 

The 25-year-old Argentine still ranks third in La Liga with eight goals this season, but he hasn't netted a goal since Barcelona's draw with Milan on Oct. 22. Messi has recorded 18 shots and one assist in three league matches since then but hasn't found the scoreboard. 

You can bet all eyes will be fixated on No. 10 on Wednesday as he looks to end his scoring drought before it stretches four consecutive matches. 

 

Prediction

Despite the fact that their star is struggling, Barcelona appear nearly unbeatable at the moment. The Catalan giants haven't lost a match this season and have won three in a row in La Liga since their draw with Milan.

At Camp Nou, Martino's men are 7-1-0 in 2013-14. That mark includes a 4-0 win over Ajax in their only Champions League home match thus far. It all adds up to bad news for a Milan club that has dropped two of three games since last month's meeting with Barca.

Watch for Barca to continue to amaze with their possession and create plenty of scoring chances regardless of whether Messi can up his form. Plus, they've only conceded one goal through three Champions League games. The key to that has been limiting their opponents' opportunities. 

Barcelona 2, AC Milan 0

 

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