The UCL nights will return to San Siro for Inter vs Porto Round of 16. Simone Inzaghi managed to take his side to the 2nd position in the group of death. The Nerazzurri managed to edge past Barcelona by three points. Now they were luckily drawn against Porto, as they could have faced Chelsea, Manchester City, or Real Madrid. However, Porto have beaten Atletico Madrid at home and Leverkusen in both games.
The Nerazzurri thrashed Viktoria Plzen in both games and won against the Blaugrana at San Siro. Also, they snatched a point away from home at the Camp Nou. Moreover, the Nerazzurri are in even better shape at the moment. The Italian giants have found their offensive flow again, and have resurrected some of their defensive issues. However, they will face Porto, who have been on a similar flawless run. The reigning Primeira Liga champions have won their last ten matches in all competitions.
Inter vs Porto UCL: team news, tactics, and prediction
Inzaghi will miss the services of Joaquin Correa, but he has a full squad at his disposal otherwise. The Italian manager has a problem of plenty as Lukaku has returned to his usual goal-scoring form. While, Edin Dzeko has been a consistent performer this season. Onana, Skriniar, and Calhanoglu will return to the starting eleven after getting rest over the weekend. The Nerazzurri will rely on the man of the moment, Lautaro Martinez, who has been on a roll since the World Cup.
Conceicao will be short of some options as Evanilson, Fabio Cardoso, Francisco Meixedo, and Gabriel Veron are out due to respective injuries. Mehdi Taremi has been in terrific goal-scoring form and will be their main weapon away from home.
The Nerazzurri are the favorites, but they will have to be wary of Porto’s attack in transition.
Inter Milan 2-1 FC Porto.