MILAN - On Tuesday at 21:00 CET Inter will take to the field for matchday five in Group B of the Champions League, where they will face Marco Rose's Borussia at the Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach.
THE SITUATION IN GROUP B: RANKINGS AND FIXTURE LIST
The Nerazzurri currently have two points following two draws in their first two matchdays and two defeats to Real Madrid. They’ll be up against Rose's team, who currently have eight points after their two wins against Shakhtar Donetsk and draws against Inter and Real Madrid. The Nerazzurri will take to the pitch already aware of the result of Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Real Madrid, which is set to kick off at 18:55 CET on Tuesday.
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Matchday 5 - Tuesday 1 December
at 18:55 CET Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Real Madrid
at 21:00 CET Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Inter
Matchday 6 - Wednesday 9 December
at 21:00 CET Inter vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
at 21:00 CET Real Madrid vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
Inter come into the match after their convincing win in the league against Sassuolo, a victory that allowed Conte's team to climb to 18 points and move into second place in the table with the best attack in Serie A (23 goals scored in nine games).
Marco Rose's Borussia Mönchengladbach have 15 points in the league and will be heading into the clash against Inter on the back of a 4-1 victory against Schalke 04. Their current form from their nine matches played in the Bundesliga is four wins, three draws and two defeats. They've scored 17 and conceded 14.
Inter's last five games:
Sassuolo 0-3 Inter
Inter 0-2 Real Madrid
Inter 4-2 Torino
Atalanta 1-1 Inter
Real Madrid 3-2 Inter
Borussia Mönchengladbach's last five games
Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-1 Schalke 04
Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-0 Shakhtar D.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-1 Augsburg
Leverkusen 4-3 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Shakhtar D. 0-6 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Inter have played 24 matches in Europe on German soil, with the Nerazzurri’s record reading as follows: six wins, eight draws, ten defeats. Particularly memorable are their wins against Bayern Munich in 1988 (Berti’s wonderful solo effort) and 2011 (when Pandev scored the decisive goal), plus the victory achieved away to Borussia Dortmund in 1994.
There have been 19 previous matches in European competitions between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Italian teams. The Germans have won six, the Italians four, with nine draws completing the picture.
Inter's last encounter in Mönchengladbach dates back to 1979, with Altobelli getting on the scoresheet for Inter in a 1-1 draw. The most famous showdown in the German city was the “match of the tin can”, which we looked back on here.
THE WORDS OF ANTONIO CONTE
"We began our Champions League campaign in charge of our destiny, the fact that this is no longer the case means that we’ve come up short in certain situations. The only way to keep our hopes alive is to win our match against Borussia. We know that it won’t be easy, they’ve shown how strong they are. However, it’s an opportunity to carry on down a path in Europe where important knockout matches are often played. This is a further test for us”.
THE WORDS OF ANDREA RANOCCHIA
"Tomorrow, we need to approach the match like we did for our last league fixture: there needs to be the same team spirit and desire to bring home three points as we face a side that is doing well and which has good individual players. We need to be mindful of the team we’re facing but also believe in what we’re doing and building. Our only objective must be to win, nothing else will do tomorrow.”
WHERE TO WATCH BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH VS. INTER
The game will be broadcast live in Italy exclusively by Sky Sport. The game will be carried on Sky Sport Football (channel 203 on satellite) and Sky Sport (channels 201 and 252 on satellite and 472 on digital terrestrial).
You can also stream the game on your PC, smartphone or tablet thanks to the Sky Go service for Sky customers. The match will also be available online on Now TV.
For our international fans, you can catch the game on: BT Sport App (UK and Republic of Ireland), Optus Sport (Australia), DAZN (Germany, Austria, Canada), Téléfoot Stadium 2 (France), beIN Sports Connect (New Zealand, MENA).
ALL UPDATES ON INTER TV
In order to bring you all of the emotions of this Champions League tie, all of the updates and analysis will be given live on Inter TV. The build-up to the match will follow all of the regular pre-game appointments on Monday 30 November.
On matchday, Livematch Pre-Game will begin at 20:00 CET live on Inter TV, with direct access to proceedings in the north-west of Germany.
After the final whistle, we are back live from 23:00 CET with LiveMatch Post-Game.
A certain Lothar Matthäus began his career at Borussia Mönchengladbach, scoring 32 goals in 162 appearances for the German side between 1979 and 1984 prior to his move to Bayern Munich. Two other players who have worn both the Inter and Gladbach shirts are Thomas Helveg and Valentino Lazaro, the latter of whom is currently part of Marco Rose’s squad.
Dutchman Danny Makkelie will be the referee on matchday five in Inter’s 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League campaign. Makkelie will be assisted by Mario Diks and Hessel Steegstra. The fourth official will be Ivan Kružliak. The VAR official will be Kevin Blom and the VAR assistant will be Jochem Kamphuis.
The Dutch official was the referee for last season’s UEFA Europa League final between Inter and Sevilla.