Sunday, January 17

Inter vs Real Madrid : Probable Lineups, Preview and Team News

In a group B game in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, Inter Milan and Real Madrid square off against each other at Giuseppe Meazza.

This is a winner-take-all game, as after a poor start to the group stage of the tournament, both teams are below Borussia Monchengladbach and Shaktar Donetsk in the standings. A defeat would essentially destroy all qualifying aspirations for the team on Wednesday that is second-best.

Inter Milan have won five out of the last 10 games between the two clubs, with Real Madrid winning four and one being ended in a draw. The last time these two teams played earlier this month, Los Blancos came out on top to give Real Madrid a 3-2 victory.

Inter won 4-2 at the weekend against Torino while Real Madrid will be visitingInter with a 1-1 draw against Villareal. After positive coronavirus tests, the Inter Milan trio of Aleksandar Kolarov, Marcelo Brozovic, and Daniele Padelli will self-isolate while Stefano Sensi and Matias Vecino also injured.

Brozovic is likely to be replaced by Roberto Gagliardini, while in the left-wing-back position, IvanPerisic will deputize for Kolarov.Real Madrid are severely affected withthe injury.

Dani Carvajal returned for Zinedine Zidane against Villarreal, but talismanic defender Sergio Ramos is still likely to miss this game. Eder Militao and Casemiro face coronavirus tests ahead of the game, although the pair are likely to start.

Karim Benzema is likely to feature after missing the game against Villarreal, with Luka Jovic still in isolation.

Inter Milan Predicted XI : Samir Handanovic (GK); Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Achraf Hakimi, Nicolo Barella,Arturo Vidal, Roberto Gagliardini, Ivan Perisic; Lautaro Martinez,Romelu Lukaku

Real Madrid Predicted XI : Thibaut Courtois (GK); Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

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