Fight for the round of 16 spot is on between Inter and Dortmund. Both teams currently have 7 points each. However, Inter has the tiebreaker advantage over Dortmund. They have beaten each other at home to tie the head to head points but Inter has a plus-one goal differential against Dortmund. Inter has defeated Dortmund 2-0 at home whereas Dortmund defeated Inter 3-2 at in Germany.
- Inter will advance with a win over Barcelona.
- Inter will advance if it matches Dortmund’s result. Win, draw or lose.
- Inter will NOT advance if Dortmund beats Slavia Prague and Inter fails to beat Barca
Coach Antonio Conte has made it clear that he wishes to approach the match with only Inter’s result in mind. He said “Tomorrow, we should only think about ourselves and approaching the match in the right manner. Our objective is clear: to come off the pitch with no regrets by giving everything.”
Conte continued to boost the morale and team’s spirit by saying “We need to show courage and enthusiasm to qualify for the last 16, which is a feat that is prestigious for everyone. I’m sure that the whole stadium will help us by giving positive energy. This is required so that we can overcome this great obstacle together. We need to do this united as one and go beyond the difficulties that we’re experiencing in terms of our squad.”
Inter will surely have the backing of their fans for the upcoming match as it is reported that nearly 70,000 + fans will be in attendance and buzzing at the San Siro stadium.