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Team— Mar 12th 2023
Everything you need to know about our second leg clash in the UEFA Champions League round of 16
Inter take on Porto at the Stadio do Dragão on Tuesday 14 March at 21:00 CET in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 round of 16. The Nerazzurri travel to Portugal following their 1-0 win in the first leg, which came courtesy of a Romelu Lukaku goal.
Below is the how the round of 16 stage looks.
ROUND OF 16 - THE SCHEDULE
FIRST LEG (21:00 CET)
Tuesday 14 February PSG 0-1 Bayern Munich AC Milan 1-0 Tottenham
Wednesday 15 February Club Brugge 0-2 Benfica Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea
Tuesday 21 February Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Napoli Liverpool 2-5 Real Madrid
Wednesday 22 February Inter 1-0 Porto RB Leipzig 1-1 Manchester City
SECOND LEG (21:00 CET)
Tuesday 7 March Chelsea 2-0 Borussia Dortmund Benfica 5-1 Club Brugge
Wednesday 8 March Bayern Munich 2-0 PSG Tottenham 0-0 AC Milan
Tuesday 14 March Porto 0-0 Inter Manchester City 7-0 RB Leipzig
Wednesday 15 March Napoli vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Real Madrid vs. Liverpool
Inter have won three of their five previous matches against Porto, all played in the Champions League. All of the Nerazzurri's wins have come at San Siro: in addition to the first leg in February, Inter won 3-1 in the second leg leg of the round of 16 in 2004/05 with an Adriano hat-trick and in the group stage of the 2005/06 Champions League thanks to a Cruz brace. In Portugal, the Nerazzurri drew 1-1 in the 2004/05 round of 16 and lost 2-0 in the group stage the following season.
INTER AND EUROPEAN AWAY GAMES
Inter have won four of their last seven away matches played in the Champions League knockout phase. All four of the Nerazzurri's successes have come in second leg matches: these were victories against Liverpool (2021/22), Bayern Munich (2010/11), CSKA Moscow and Chelsea (2009/10).
LUKAKU IN EUROPE
Romelu Lukaku scored the winning goal in the first leg: the Belgian boasts eight goals in 12 appearances for Inter in the Champions League. Notably, Big Rom has scored a goal every 111 minutes: this is the best average among Inter players who have scored at least five goals in the European Cup/Champions League.
The referee for Porto v Inter, the second leg of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 round of 16, will be Poland's Szymon Marciniak.
His assistants will be Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz, Fourth Official will be Pawel Raczkowski. VAR is Tomasz Kwiatkowski, Assistant VAR Bartosz Frankowski.