Inter Milan vs Real Madrid Live 2021 Champions League Predicted lineups. Real Madrid visit Inter Milan in what will be the team’s Champions League’s season debut. These two teams met twice in last season’s Group Stage as well, but Inter have transformed their squad after the departures of crucial players like Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi to Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.
For Real Madrid, this will be a very important game in terms of roster management. Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Alaba, Casemiro, Modric, Valverde, Vinicius, Hazard, Benzema. Inter Milan predicted XI: Handanovic, Skriniar, De Vrij, Dimarco, Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Lautaro, Dzeko.
Ancelotti could very well decide to deploy Alaba as the starting left-back now that neither Marcelo nor Mendy are available. Miguel Gutierrez has shown some vulnerability on defense and while he’s been solid offensively, coach Ancelotti might be cautious and start Alaba there tonight. Other than that, Vinicius and Hazard will be expected to start alongside Benzema upfront.Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the Champions League. They enjoyed a solid run last season as well, only to exit at the semi-final stages at the hands of eventual champions. There has been a sea of change at the club since then, with Zinedine Zidane replaced by Carlo Ancelotti while the likes of Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos have all moved on.
Even as the Merengues are ushering in a new era, they have made a good start to the season and sit at the top of the La Liga table, following a thumping 5-2 win over Celta Vigo this past weekend. They will be hoping to carry that momentum forward when they make the trip to Italy this week.Inter Milan, meanwhile, are also in a transitional phase following their title-winning campaign last time out. With Antonio Conte gone, Simone Inzaghi has taken over the team and has made a decent start, winning two and drawing one of his three games in charge, with the latest one ending in a 2-2 stalemate against Sampdoria.
The Nerazzurri did not have the best of seasons in Europe last time out, as they finished at the bottom of the group and crashed out early. Inzaghi & co. will be aiming to change that, although things could get tricky in a group that also has Shakhtar Donetsk. Real Madrid and Inter Milan squared off against each other in the group stages of the Champions League last term, with Los Blancos winning both ties. Ahead of their latest meeting on Wednesday, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at their squads. Inter Milan do not have any pressing issues with regard to the roster, although midfielder Stefano Sensi is set to miss out after picking up a knee injury last time out. Alessandro Bastoni, who has recently been linked with Chelsea, has recovered from a thigh problem but might not be rushed back into action ahead of a busy period for the Italian champions. Simone Inzaghi will set his team up in the usual 3-5-2 formation with goalkeeper and captain Samir Handanovic lining up between the sticks. Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij are both permanent fixtures in the three-man defensive unit but with Bastoni a doubt, Federico Dimarco could find himself starting another game as the left-sided centre-half.
Real Madrid is set to face off against Inter Milan in their first match of the Champions League group stage at 3 p.m. ET September 15th at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. There are 32 teams in the group stage divided into 8 groups; the winners and runners-up in each group will advance to the round of 16, the third-place teams will continue in the Europa League round of 32, and the losers will bid the tournament farewell. This is the first Champions League match of the season for both teams.
Last year, Real Madrid was close to the championship but lost in the semi-finals to Chelsea 1-1 and 2-0. Inter Milan made it to the group stage last season but failed to advance to the knockout phase.
With Real Madrid and Inter Milan knocked out in the same stage of Europa League play last year, we should have a good match. Keep up with this and all the UEFA Champions League action on CBSSports.com.