The Nerazzurri will fight for a spot in the UCL quarter-finals in Porto vs Inter tonight. They have a slight advantage with a one-goal lead but are currently struggling with form. Also, Inter have been inconsistent in recent games, while Porto are back to winning ways. The last match between the two was physical, and Inter will have to bring their A-game as they have a poor away record this season.
The Nerazzurri had to wait till the end to find a winner. Inter took advantage of the 10-men Porto side as Otavio got the second yellow. Lukaku scored on the rebound after coming from the bench. Inter dominated the game by pushing their wing-backs high and wide to stretch Porto’s backline. However, Inzaghi might go for a slightly pragmatic approach this time against the home side. Also, the recent form favors Porto as Inter suffered a shock defeat to Spezia. While, the hosts have won their last two games.
Porto vs Inter UCL: team news, tactics, and prediction
The hosts have a few injury issues in their camp. Sergio Conceicao will also miss Otavio, who got the red card in the first leg. Mehdi Taremi got to rest in the weekend game and will be ready to face Inter. While Daniel Namaso will replace Otavio, and Inter should look out for Franco on the right flank, who has picked up form in recent games.
For the Nerazzurri Onana, and Dumfries should come back into the lineup and replace Handanovic and D’Ambrosio. In midfield Calhanoglu could replace Brozovic. Also, Dzeko could be preferred over Lukaku as he is well-rested, and the Belgian can be lethal from the bench.
This game is crucial for Inzaghi’s future at Inter, and the Italian manager will prepare his team as he did against Barcelona. The game could end in a draw, which will take Inter to the next stage.
Porto 1-1 Inter Milan.