Match Today: Inter Milan vs Viktoria Plzen 26-10-2022 UEFA Champions League
Inter Milan hosts without a goal Viktoria Plzen at San Siro on Wednesday. After getting four points from Barcelona in two epic matches.
Inter could advance with a third win from five games in Group C Plzen out of competition but could still snatch a place in the Europa League through an unlikely turn of events.
After their slow start to the season, Inter have seen their last wins in four of their last five matches, including unforgettable duels with a revamped Barcelona. Two weeks ago at the Camp Nou, the Nerazzurri were only denied a win by Robert Lewandowski's late equalizer, after they scored three goals in the second half to come close to a famous victory and a guaranteed place in the last 16.
Inter Milan vs Viktoria Plzen
Goals from Nicolo Parilla, Lautaro Martinez and substitute Ruben Goossens seemed to give Inter a winning streak over their Group C rivals second behind leaders Bayern Munich but even a 3-3 draw left them with a head-holding advantage.
This means that they can secure a valuable place in the Round of 16 with their victory this week. In fact, they will go on to qualify if they draw and Barcelona don't win or if Xavi's men lose to Bayern Munich Inter actually enjoy a free pass to the final stages.
Simone Inzaghi will want to make sure his side doesn't need help from the Bundesliga champions, and having lost just two of their last nine Champions League group games - against eventual winners Real Madrid last year and Bayern this fall, precedent suggests they can. . completing the mission.
Inter's only previous encounter with Plzen was in the second round when they knocked out the Czech Republic with a 2-0 win, and the in-form Nerazzurri are expected to reign again.
Viktoria Plzen vs Inter Milan
After victories over Sassuolo and Salernitana, Inzaghi's men recently emerged on top in a thrilling Camp Nou match: Saturday's impressive 4-3 win at Fiorentina saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan win the net in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
Now requiring snooker players to finish third in a very difficult group, Plzen will have to make history in order to stay in the mix. Come the final round of next week: no Czech team has won away from home in Serie A in the previous 10 games in Champions League or European Cup matches.
As a result they are already unable to reach the last 16 but could theoretically finish third and reach the Europa League.
Most likely, they will be confirmed in last place if they lose, or if they draw and Barcelona avoid defeat or whatever happens at the San Siro if the Catalans win.