Both Inter and Benfica at it today
It’s obvious that Inter lead 2-0 after their visit to Lisbon last week
Yes and they’re 90 minutes away from their first Champions League semi-final
since winning the tournament in 2010.
Inzaghi – who remains under huge pressure after a tough domestic run
Most definitely Inter will be looking to take all three points today
If Inter Milan weren’t in the Champions League, manager Simone Inzaghi would likely be out of a job. The former Lazio boss has seen Inter struggle domestically of late, putting their top four hopes at risk. The Nerazzurri sit fifth in Serie A, but they’re on the verge of making the last four in Europe’s top competition.
A win on Wednesday would restore some confidence, both for his players and employers, so don’t expect an typical Italian job for the hosts.
And Do Benfica have enough to turn the tide?
When Benfica landed in this half of the Champions League draw with three Serie A sides, they looked capable of a run to the final having finished ahead of PSG and Juventus in the group stage.
Ok, however, Chelsea’s capture of Enzo Fernandez late in the final moments of the January window has been a huge setback for the Portuguese giants.
Benfica were an incredibly controlled side with the Argentine running things in the middle of the park. Recently they’ve seen things get away from them a little, heading into this clash quarter-final on the back of three consecutive losses.
Yes, the Primeira Liga leaders lost 1-0 at Chaves at the weekend, while they had suffered home defeats to Porto and Inter, scoring just once across those three games.
Take note that the visitors seem to be running on empty at the worst possible time, so turning things around in Milan could be a tall order.