MILAN - Inter’s Champions League campaign gets back underway on Wednesday at 21:00 CET as they host Real Madrid at San Siro for a vital Group B clash. Here’s our video (at the bottom of the article) with all of the talking points on this fixture!
Many players have played for both the Nerazzurri and Los Blancos. 14 in total: Eto’o, Figo, Roberto Carlos, Solari, Ronaldo, Sneijder, Samuel, Seedorf, Cambiasso, Zamorano, Cannavaro, Panucci, Cassano and Kovacic.
THE SITUATION IN GROUP B
Inter have taken two points from their first three games. Borussia Mönchengladbach are currently top on five, with Real Madrid and Shakhtar both on four.
REAL MADRID IN ITALIA, BILANCIO NEGATIVO
Real Madrid have a negative record from games played in Italy with eight wins, as many draws and 18 defeats of the course of 62 years and games against AC Milan, Juventus, Lazio, Roma, Napoli and Torino. Inter and Real Madrid have met 16 times, with a perfectly equal record: seven Inter wins, two draws and seven victories for Los Blancos.
The two sides have met seven times at San Siro, with Inter winning five and two draws. Inter have, in fact, only lost two of their 21 meetings with Spanish sides at San Siro.
REAL AT SAN SIRO: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WIN IN 2016
Still on the theme of previous fixtures, Real won their eleventh Champions League title at the venue for Wednesday night’s game. Curiously, Inter’s last game against Real Madrid at San Siro was also played on 25 November - that famous win in 1998. The story of that magical night..
LAUTARO, WHAT NUMBERS!
A couple more stats: with his goal at Valdebebas, Lautaro became the first player born after 1 January 1996 to score in the Champions League against both Barcelona and Real Madrid. But we’re not done there; according to the Opta Index, El Toro was the third-best player on that night in the Champions League after Plea and Jota, both of whom scored hat-tricks.