Real Madrid visit Inter Milan hoping to gain some confidence and momentum after dropping points on their last two games in La Liga. Los Blancos beat the Italian side when they met at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano earlier this month thanks to a late goal by Rodrygo, so they should not expect a manageable game at San Siro.
Casemiro is back with the team after recovering from Covid-19 and while he might need some more time before he’s 100% ready to play 90 minutes, his presence in the midfield is so valuable that he might as well start.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Odegaard, Hazard, Benzema.
Inter Milan predicted XI: Handanovic, Achraf, D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Bastoni, Young, Barella, Gagliardini, Vidal, Martinez, Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku missed Madrid’s previous match against Inter and his physicality and scoring punch turns Inter into an entirely different team, even more so now that Sergio Ramos isn’t available. Varane and Nacho could struggle against his physicality and Lautaro will try to take advantage of that matter.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy.
Available TV: TUDN (USA), Movistar Liga Campeones (Spain)
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