UEFA Champions League is back! Inter will host Borussia Monchengladbach at the San Siro for the Champions League fixture.
Inter come into this match after suffering a tough Derby loss to AC Milan. Despite an above-average performance going forward, the defensive struggles were easily visible.
Borussia Monchengladbach, on the other hand, drew 1-1 against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
Statistics & Encounters
CL competition hasn’t been very kind to Inter in recent years. Inter’s most recent campaigns have ended in the group stage, finishing third in their group for the last two years.
Another worrisome stat, Inter have won two of their last 10 Champions League matches, drawing three and losing five.
The same goes for Monchengladbach, their two previous Champions League campaigns both came to an end at the group stage.
Inter and Borussia Monchengladbach have not played against each other in an official fixture yet.
Suspensions and Team News
Alessandro Bastoni will re-join the squad after completing his self-isolated quarantine period. Inter will be without Skriniar, Radu, Gagliardini, and Ashley Young.
Radja Nainggolan could be on the bench for this fixture.
Injured: Matias Vecino
Doubtful: Alexis Sanchez
Borussia Monchengladbach will be without Valentino Lazaro who is on loan from Inter. They will miss their key midfielder Denis Zakaria, who may be out with injury problems.
Injured: Julio Villalba, Louis Bayer, Valentino Lazaro, Laszlo Benes, Denis Zakaria
Inter (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic, Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan de Vrij, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Achraf Hakimi, Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Brozovic, Nicolo Barella, Ivan Perisic, Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez
Borussia Monchengladbach (4-3-3): Yann Sommer, Stefan Lainer, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini, Christoph Kramer, Florian Neuhaus, Lars Stindl, Breel Embolo, Alassane Plea, Marcus Thuram
Borussia Monchengladbach: 1
In spite of Monchengladbach’s impressive front-line, Inter should have what it takes to start their CL fixture on a winning note.