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MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 06: A general view at San Siro Stadium, home stadium of FC Internazionale during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and FC Barcelona at San Siro Stadium on November 6, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

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