te San Siro is buzzing as we welcome you to report live from a huge duel in the opening wave of this season’s Champions League matches, as Bayern Munich travel to Inter Milan.
These two clubs have taken nine victories together in the top European club competition and this looks like a delightful meeting as two sides with ambitions to go deep into the Champions League this season meet.
Inter caused a lot of trouble for Liverpool when they met in last season’s knockout stages but ended up falling for the eventual finalists. Since then, Simone Inzaghe and his team have been waiting for their chance to make up for not only that defeat, but the double failure of relinquishing their Serie A title to city rivals AC Milan and losing the Coppa Italia final to Juventus. .
In the harsh world of elite football, success is measured by silverware – especially where Inter is concerned.
Their start to the season has been slow, however, with two out of three in Serie A. Losses to both Lazio and AC suggest Inzaghe’s men still have a lot of work to do, even with Romelu Lukaku back in their ranks, if they want to return to the Premier League. higher echelons of both Italian and continental football.
What a perfect time, then, for the irresistible force that is Bayern Munich to visit the San Siro.
Julian Nagelsmann has seen his side find the net 26 times in six games this season, allaying any concerns about what awaited them in the post-Robert Lewandowski era. However, that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Like Inter, Bayern have been underperforming in the Bundesliga of late, with draws against both Borussia Monchengladbach and Union Berlin, underlining that they may not have a great time in Germany this season.
However, with their litany of attacking talent and proven European heritage, Bayern still represent the toughest opening round tests for Inter.
Team news is expected at 7 p.m., with kick-off at 8 p.m.