Inter Milan travel to the Spanish capital Madrid and will take on the Group-D leaders Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season. This is the final group fixture and Inter will look to earn three points which will take them to the top of the table. Both teams have qualified for the knockout rounds, and this is a decider match for first and second position in the group table.
Both teams faced each other in the first round of the competition. Real Madrid secured a 1-0 victory over their Italian opponents. Inter attempted more shots and their xG rate was more than their opponents’ xG rate. Both teams attempted 26 passes each into the opposition penalty area.
Real Madrid lead the Group-D table after a 3-0 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol in the previous round. The home team has now won four matches. Real Madrid have scored 12 goals and only conceded three.
The Los Blancos are one of the most attacking teams in the league. Real, along with Inter, have attempted 95 shots in the Champions League this season. The home team has managed to hit the target 38 times. Real Madrid players have attempted 45 shots from outside the opposition box, and their count is the highest. The xG rate of the team is 10.82, and players have managed to take 164 touches inside the opposition penalty box. The Spanish club has attempted the most number of smart passes in the season.
Real Madrid suffered a huge injury blow when Karim Benzema was ruled out of the upcoming fixtures due to a hamstring injury. The home team will face Atletico Madrid this weekend, and the manager could make some changes in the starting XI. Vinicius Junior will be the main goal-scoring threat, and he already has two goals and three assists to his name.
Inter Milan have scored eight goals and conceded three. The Italian team has one of the highest expected goal rates in the UCL. They average 2.44 xG per 90, and the xG rate of the team is 12.74. Inter have attempted 95 shots and managed to hit the target 34 times. Simone Inzaghi’s men have attempted the most number of shots from inside the opposition penalty box. The team has attempted 66 shots, with 28 being on target.
Edin Dzeko has scored three goals and will look to add more goals to his tally. Inter Milan are without the services of Joaquin Correa, Aleksandar Kolarov, Andrea Ranocchia, Matteo Darmian, Stefan de Vrij, and Christian Eriksen. The Italian champions can also change some tactics and give chance to some other players.
Real Madrid and Inter Milan are on a five-match winning run and both teams carry the momentum going into this game. Real Madrid have scored more goals than their opponents and will look to take advantage of the home conditions. The match will feature a lot of world-class players.