Internazionale, once seemingly anchored to the Champions League (CL), have spent the last six years out of Europe’s premier competition. They now make their return in Group B alongside Barcelona, PSV and first matchday opponents Tottenham.
The ‘Nerazzurri’ fare well at home against English opposition, having won 66% of their continental home games (including Europa League) against Premier League clubs (W10, D3, L2). They have however, failed to win at home this Serie A season (D1, L1), most recently losing to Parma.
Their opponents will be a tough test, having topped a CL group last season that included Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. Tottenham won two and drew two away from home that tournament, including a 2-2 Round of 16 draw at Juventus.
‘Spurs’ have not won any of their last four competitive visits to Italy (D3, L1). Their last away victory in the country came in the 2010/11 CL Round of 16, where they defeated AC Milan 1-0.
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Inter and Tottenham have met on four occasions: twice in the 2010/11 CL and twice in the 2012/13 EL Round of 16, with all four games going the way of the home side on the day.
Players to watch: Ivan Perišić (Internazionale) has transitioned his solid World Cup form into 2018/19, picking up two goals and an assist this Serie A season.
Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen comes here with an assist against Liverpool and a double for Denmark in the break. He got two goals and an assist in the 2017/18 CL.
Stat attack: Internazionale have not won their first game of a CL campaign since 2008/09.
Internazionale have advanced from the group stage in their last eight CL tournaments.
All four competitive meetings between these sides have produced three or more goals.
Three of Tottenham’s last four European away games in Italy have produced three or more goals.
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Referee: Turpin C. (Fra)
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan)