After securing a comfortable win against Udinese last weekend, Champions League action returns to the San Siro today as Inter lock horns with Porto in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the Champions League.
Romelu Lukaku was back on the scoresheet as he thumped in a penalty against Udinese. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lautaro Martinez made their mark too as they cemented Inter’s lead before comfortably securing the three points. The Nerazzurri have now a firm grip to finish top-4 this season as they site three points clear in the second spot.
Simone Inzaghi will now revert his attention to reaching a prestigious stage in the Champions League when they host Portuguese giants Porto.
The current Portuguese league champions will find it hard this season to defend their title as they are short 5 points off league leaders Benfica as of now. They have always been a dark horse in the Champions League and an unpredictable side that can upset the big names.
The Dragoes picked up a narrow win in their latest match against Rio Ave helping them stay in contention to defend their title.
Here is the predicted lineups for the Champions League match which will see Inter round up against Porto:
Inter (3-5-2): Onana; Skriniar, Bastoni, Acerbi; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Dimarco; Lukaku, Martinez
Porto (4-4-2): Costa; Mario, Pepe, Carmo, Sanusi; Franco, Eustaquio, Grujic, Pepe; Taremi, Namaso
Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN