The Real Madrid faces this Wednesday the first major examination of his new project before the Inter de Milan, a team that will be measured at Giuseppe Meazza as their Champions League debut. The Madrid team makes their debut in one of their favorite competitions and that arouses the most passion in their fans against the Serie A champion, surely their main rival in Group D for the first place and against whom they want to start on the right foot.
The match will be played this Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. and it can be seen live through Movistar Champions League (dial 50). Likewise, it will be possible to follow ‘online’ on the operator’s website using the clients’ electronic password, while all the information on the match will be available in El Confidencial.
After leaving good feelings, although with defensive shadows, in his first four LaLiga Santander matches, the 13-time European champion returns to the Champions League assault now under the command of Carlo Ancelotti, the one in charge of starting his last dominating era with the conquest of the ‘Decima’ in 2014 and that begins a new assault in a stadium that he knows very well for his Milanese past.
Real Madrid was the best representative of Spanish football in the last edition of the maximum club competition when reaching the semifinals, where he yielded to Chelsea, later champion, and now, despite being one of the promoters of the controversial Super League, he wants to show his DNA again from the beginning against an Inter that also undertakes a new project in which Europe is one of its objectives.
The last European debuts have not been very good for the Madrid team, which already fell thrashed in 2019-2020 in Paris by PSG (3-0) and last year at Alfredo Di Stéfano against Shakhtar Donetsk (2- 3). On the other hand, his last visit to the Milan stadium, he also solved it last year with a solvent victory by 2-0 against the ‘neroazzurri’, with whom he was framed in the group stage and whom he beat at home with much more work (3-2).
And the objective is to add the three points to ratify a positive start to the season so far, where he has not yet lost, with ten points out of twelve possible, and leaving only two in the Ciutat de València. However, in that match and last Sunday against Celta, he made it clear that he needs to improve defensive concentration, especially against a rival that continues to have a lot of ‘dynamite’ up front despite having lost Romelu Lukaku.
Real Madrid concedes too much and Ancelotti showed his concern after beating the Vigo team 5-2, in a match that highlighted the current good moment of Karim Benzema and, above all, of Vinicius Jr. The Frenchman is still in tune for the goal and the Brazilian is signing his most regular football moment and now he will want to transfer it to a stage like the European one where the demand is always maximum.
Possible rest to Modric
The two will lead the attack of the 13-time continental champion together with an Eden Hazard who seems to want to find his best level to continue enjoying the confidence of an Ancelotti who could modify his eleven somewhat for the recovery of Alaba, who could play on the side left or in the center of the defense by Nacho or Militao, and by the possible rest to Modric, which can open the door of ownership to camavinga.
For its part, Inter undertakes a new attempt to shine in a Champions League that has resisted it in the last three editions where it has not been able to pass even the group stage. In fact, last year he could not even console himself with the Europa League when he finished fourth. But all that continental hardship was offset by the conquest of the ‘Scudetto’ and the end of Juventus’ hegemony, although this success also led to the goodbye of its’ architect ‘, Antonio Conte, who decided to leave the Interista club.
His position went to Simone Inzaghi, a coach who already has experience in the Champions League because he played it last year with Lazio and who has the complicated mission of making the former midfielder forget and with the sensible steel de Lukaku, who was a lethal couple upstairs with Lautaro Martínez. The Argentine, however, has another dangerous partner like the Bosnian Edin Dzeko, with whom he will measure the merengue defensive solidity.
The Serie A champion, who last weekend left his first points in the domestic tournament by drawing with Sampdoria, has not changed his skeleton much more from last year, with Darmian occupying the right lane left vacant by Achraf al leaving for PSG, and with Çalhanoglu bringing more talent to the middle with Barella and Brozovic. Behind, Inzaghi has the doubt of Bastoni for his line of three and in case of not being able to count on the central, he would play Dimarco.