Champions League will have one of the most anticipating clashes of this season as 13-time champion Real Madrid will take on Serie A champion Inter Milan. This Group D match is a repeat of last year’s group clash where Madrid outplayed the Nerazzurri. As, both the teams look to dominate the league with rebuilt teams, we bring you the full match preview, line ups and team news from Inter Milan vs Real Madrid UCL match of Group-D.
Inter Milan vs Real Madrid UCL Match Details
Time- 12..30 am
Venue- San Siro Stadium
Where to watch in India- Sony Network (TV), Jio TV and Sony LIV (OTT)
Inter Milan vs Real Madrid Team news
Team News- Inter Milan
The Serie A champion will start their campaign without their last year’s star Romelo Lukaku, who is now enjoying his time at Chelsea. Not only that, Inter’s recent failures in recent years might give them a scare as well. Post winning the silverware in 2009-10 under Jose Mourinho, they have gone past the first round only on two occasions. Therefore, there lies a big challenge for Nerazzurri to bring back their glory days of the champions league.
Simone Inzaghi’s side started their Serie A defence with two wins and one draw against Genoa, Hellas Verona and Sampdoria respectively. Hence, the confidence surely be higher facing the 13-time UCL Champion Real Madrid. Though, the previous results against Real Madrid in UCL might haunt them a bit. They have lost four out of the last six UCL matches against Real Madrid.
Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez will hold the key for Inter upfront. Meanwhile, Matteo Darmian and Ivan Perisic will be their main supply line from the wings. In defence, they will have the services of Stefan De Vrij and Milan Skriniar along with Federico Dimarco. Hence, make your fantasy football predictions according to that for Inter Milan vs Real Madrid match.
Injury concerns- Alessandro Bastoni might be unavailable due to a thigh injury.
Comebacks– Joaquin Correa might come back from the bench for this exciting thriller against Real Madrid.
Recent form in all competitions- W W D
Team News- Real Madrid
The most successful team in Champions League history is not the same anymore. However, they have the fire to bring their history back to the present. They will be without their captain marvellous Sergio Ramos after a long time. Though, they currently possess some great potential in some young talents. Not to forget, Real Madrid has not had success in the Champions League post-Cristiano Ronaldo era in 2017-18. So, Benzema needs to be at his best to show his class at the top level.
The recent form of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior will give some confidence to the Madrid fans. Moreover, their head-to-head record against Inter in recent years will also be a reason to head to San Siro with smiles. Benzema’s hat-trick against Celta Vigo was a treat for the fans present at the newly made Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid is currently sitting at the top of La Liga with one draw and three wins in the last four games might have to be without some main players including Marcelo. Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior are all set to be at the striking zone along with Benzema, who is just one goal away from breaking Raul’s Champions League goals record.
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Injury Concerns- Seven players might be out for Real. Marcelo, Bale, David Alaba, Toni Kroos, Luka Jovic will be assessed and chances are they will not be able to play tonight. Moreover, left-back Ferland Mendy and midfielder Dani Ceballos will be unavailable due to injuries. Therefore make your UCL fantasy league team according to that.
Comebacks- None. Ancelotti will have to continue with the team that played last week in La Liga.
Recent form in all competitions- W D W W
Inter Milan vs Real Madrid- Possible XIs
Possible XI – Inter Milan
Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Dimarco; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Martinez, Dzeko
Possible XI – Real Madrid
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Gutierrez; Valverde, Casemiro, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius Jr