The UCL group stage matches come to an end for Nerazzurri with Inter vs Real Sociedad tonight. Both teams have 11 points but are already going to the next round. However, the order of their placement is yet to be determined, and a win is crucial for Inter to claim the valuable first position.
The previous encounter between these teams ended in a 1-1 draw in Spain, where Inter managed to get a late draw with a goal from Lautaro. Real Sociedad has since made strides in La Liga, currently sitting in 5th place but trailing by 5 points from the top four. In contrast, their European campaign has been more than impressive. They have gone past Benfica and Salzburg, positioning them ahead of Inter based on goal differential.
Inter’s defensive lineup, still somewhat makeshift, faces a more significant challenge than their recent match against Udinese. Yann Bisseck, particularly, showcased remarkable on-the-ball skills but might encounter a tougher test if given the start again. The entire team will need to deliver a superior performance compared to their showing in Spain a few months ago. Despite the demanding task, Inter’s current red-hot form instills confidence that they can rise to the occasion and secure the desired result this time around.
Inter vs Real Sociedad UCL: team news, tactics, and prediction
Inzaghi will continue with Bisseck in the back three as he did a good job against Udinese. Thuram will give Lautaro the company at the front. Meanwhile, Sociedad are playing Kubo in a more central position. This has given the Spanish side more fluidity in the center. So Inter’s thin back line will have to be wary of this danger.
The Nerazzurri should end the UCL group stage encounter with a win considering their form.
Inter Milan 3-1 Real Sociedad.