Real Madrid will start their 2021 UEFA Champions League campaign against champions Inter Milan. Carlos Ancelotti has announced that his side will travel to San Siro for the Champions League group stage opener against Inter Milan. Gareth Bale will miss the trip to Milan, he also missed the last La Liga game against Celta Vigo. The Wales man is expected to miss the action until October.
Austrian defender David Alaba is back in the squad after missing Celta Vigo’s game with injury. Real Madrid the services of Toni Kross, Ferland Mendy and Marcelo. The left-back duo were ready for the Inter Milan clash but suffered some sort of relapse just after recovering from their own injuries.
Real Madrid number 16, Luka Jovic is also back in the squad. The Serbian is the attacking full-back at Real Madrid and will aim to settle into the squad. He has failed to make his place in the squad since arriving from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019. Los Blancos will be aiming for their 14th title this season. In the last season, they lost to defending champions Chelsea in the semi-finals by 3-1 on aggregate.
Real Madrid squad to face Inter Milan
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Toni Fuidias.
Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, Alaba, Vallejo, Nacho and Miguel.
Midfielder: Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., Isco, Camavinga and Blanco.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jović, Vini Jr., Rodrygo and Mariano.
How to watch Real Madrid vs Inter Milan live in India?
Indians can watch all the action from the 2021 UEFA Champions League live on the Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN). All matches will be streamed live on the Sony Liv app. In addition, football fans in India can watch the match between Real Madrid and Inter Milan on the JioTv mobile app.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan: Match details
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 12:30 a.m. (India Standard Time)
Location: San Siro, Milan, Italy
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan: match preview
For the second consecutive season, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are drawn in the same group. Last season, the Madrid giants won the home and away games by 3-2 and 0-2 respectively. Since their triumph in the 2009-10 season, Inter Milan have reached the group stage only twice.
On the other hand, Real Madrid will be looking for their first UCL title since 2017-18. Los Blancos’ confidence is high as they lead the La Liga table with three wins and one draw in four games. The Spanish giant is the favorite to win the game.