Real Madrid have redemption in their sights when they resume their UEFA Champions League season at home to Inter Milan on Tuesday, with both teams still in search of their first wins in Group B.
Two of European soccer’s most respected institutions will meet competitively for the first time since November 1998. Inter currently lead their all-time head-to-head record with seven wins to Real’s six (two draws), though Los Blancos have outscored the Nerazzurri 20-19 in their 15 encounters.
A first Group B victory won’t be enough to lift last-place Real higher than second, though one could argue that’s all the more motivation for Zinedine Zidane’s side to finally get going in their pool.
A 2-2 result at Borussia Monchengladbach on Matchday 3 wasn’t the dream scenario for Real to bag their first point of the pool phase, though the Spaniards will take some encouragement after fighting to draw from two goals down after 87 minutes:
What TV Channel is Real Madrid-Inter Milan on?
A vital Group B clash between Real Madrid and Inter Milan will air via TUDN at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday. You can live stream Champions League matches on fuboTV.
Tuesday’s hosts may fancy their chances against an Inter team that’s collected a solitary win from their last six matches—although Antonio Conte’s men have also lost just once in eight outings across all competitions this term.
Reporter Adriano del Monte underlined Inter’s lacking form following Saturday’s disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Parma, and their hopes of toppling Real are sure to be hurt by the absence of Romelu Lukaku due to a thigh injury:
It was confirmed on Monday that striker Lukaku will not feature at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, joining a list of absentees that also includes Stefano Sensi, Matias Vecino and Alexis Sanchez.
How to Watch Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan
When: Tuesday, November 3
Where: Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid, Spain
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Zidane has an even lengthier list of absent players, the most recent addition to which is Eder Militao, who tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of Tuesday’s fixture, via AS.
Fellow defenders Nacho, Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola will also miss the visit of Inter, while Lucas Vazquez—one of five players who have been fielded at right-back this season—has made Real’s squad despite coming off during Saturday’s 4-1 hammering of Huesca:
Zidane’s hosts have a chance to clinch successive wins for the first time in a month, though home form has been anything but a strength for the Madrid monolith of late:
Real’s stuttered start to the Champions League campaign will offer hope to Inter, who will look to replicate Shakhtar Donetsk in taking all three points from the Spanish capital (and possibly top spot in Group B).