Inter vs Atletico Madrid UCL Match Preview

Inter vs Atletico Madrid promises excitement as last season’s Champions League runners-up are enjoying a stellar run at the top of Serie A. With eight consecutive wins to kick off 2024, the Nerazzurri are in peak form as they return to Europe’s elite competition. In their last 13 Champions League games, Inter suffered just one defeat. This shows their consistency and defensive solidity, having kept eight clean sheets in the process. Their commanding 4-0 victory over Salernitana consolidated their nine-point lead in Serie A. Captain Lautaro Martinez is continuing his prolific goal-scoring form.

However, their journey to the Champions League final faces a stern test against Atletico Madrid. The team is renowned for their resilience and pragmatic tactics under the guidance of the former Inter midfielder. Although Atletico trails behind Real Madrid in La Liga, their impressive performance in the Champions League group stage. They scored 17 goals, signaling their prowess in Europe.

Atletico’s recent 5-0 win over Las Palmas ended a three-game winless streak and showcased their dominance at home. They have a formidable record of 12 wins and one draw at the Metropolitano. However, their away form in La Liga has been less convincing, with only four wins on the road.

Inter vs Atletico Madrid: team news, tactics, and prediction

As Inter prepares for the clash, key players like Matteo Darmian and Federico Dimarco are expected to return to the starting lineup, while defensive stalwart Francesco Acerbi may recover from injury. With Davide Frattesi the only concern sidelined due to a thigh issue, Inter is likely to field a familiar 3-5-2 formation, with Hakan Calhanoglu orchestrating the midfield alongside Marcus Thuram partnering Lautaro Martinez upfront.

Meanwhile, Atletico’s attacking options remain formidable, with Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay, Marcos Llorente, and Angel Correa providing goal-scoring threats.


Despite the absence of Alvaro Morata, Atletico possesses the depth to pose a challenge to Inter’s defense, setting the stage for an enthralling encounter at San Siro.

Inter Milan 2-1 Atletico Madrid.

Mangalam Pugalia: Mangalam is a football nerd who contributes as a match analyst at THE INTER WAY. He admires Antonio Conte’s system and can predict what the Nerazzurri manager will do next.
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