Viktoria Plzeň play host to Internazionale on Tuesday at Doosan Aréna in a meeting of teams who are looking for their first win of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Viktoria Plzeň slumped to their first defeat in the competition this season, losing 5-1 against Barcelona on their travels in their last group stage match. Jan Sykora scored in the loss.
Inter were defeated in their opening Champions League group stage match, losing 2-0 at home against Bayern München.
Inter and Viktoria Plzeň are third and fourth in the group, respectively, level on zero points. Atop the group are Barcelona on three points. Bayern München are second, also on three points.
Inter are still looking for their first goal of this season's Champions League. Sykora leads Viktoria Plzeň in Champions League scoring after netting in their opener against Barcelona.
Hosts Viktoria Plzeň won all three of their Champions League qualifying contests on home soil. Viktoria Plzen are looking to extend a 28-match home unbeaten streak (W26 D2 L0) in all competitions.
Inter, meanwhile, have yet to play away from home in the competition. Last season, they had two wins, one draw, and one loss in their four Champions League contests on their travels.
In their last six matches in all competitions, Viktoria Plzeň have won five and lost one. They scored 11 and conceded eight over that stretch, scoring first in four of the six contests. A majority of their goals (six) came in the first half, while their opponents netted five times in the first 45 minutes. Inter have won three and lost three in their last six. They scored 10 and conceded nine over that stretch, netting first in four of the six. They had four goals in the first half, while their opponents netted three times before the break.
Internazionale won their last away UEFA Champions League match in March 2022, 1-0 against Liverpool, although they were eliminated 2-1 on aggregate that night. Inter haven’t won consecutive away games in the competition since October 2011.