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Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich: UEFA Group Stage Preview

Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich: UEFA Group Stage Preview

After the end of the match day 1 in the UEFA Champions League group stage. The most exciting group stage fixture in match day 2 is Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich.

Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich kick off their campaign in Italy with Serie A giants Inter Milan on Thursday 8 September 2022 at San Siro, Milan.

On the other hand, Inter suffered a galling defeat in the Milan Derby while their visitors were held for a second successive Bundesliga game.

Inter Milan has been the top team in Serie A since 2019 after the arrival of former Juventus and Italian manager Antonio Conte. They won the 2020-2021 Serie A for the first time in 11 years, ending Juventus’ run of nine consecutive titles.

They also won the Supercoppa Italiana and Coppa Italia defeating Juventus. Inter Milan ended the dominance of Juventus in the league and made the league more competitive.

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Whereas Bavarians have been dominating the Bundesliga winning 11 consecutive leagues. No other team has such dominance in the league other than Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich is the only team to dominate in the Europe from German league. They have the most UCL, 6 times more than any other team in Bundesliga.

Bayern has been drawn with Inter, Barcelona, and Viktoria Plzen in the group stage. This group is also called the “Group of Death”.

Inter vs Bayern: Head-to-Head

Inter Milan and Bayern Munich have played 5 matches against each other in UCL. The very first time they faced each other was in the 2006/07 group stage where they drew 1st match 1-1 and Bayern won 2-0 in 2nd match.

The 2nd time they faced each other was in the 2009/10 final at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. Inter Milan won the final with a 2-0 scoreline, their 3rd Champions League trophy in 45 years.

The 3rd time they faced each other was in the 2010/2011 Round of 16. German giant won the 1st leg with a narrow 1-0 victory. In the 2nd leg Inter won the match 3-2, and qualified for the Quarter Final with a 3-3 aggregate score with an away goal rule.

This is their 6th meeting in the Champions League after 11 years.

Teams Wins Draws Loss
Inter Milan 2 1 2
Bayern Munich 2 1 2

Inter Milan form guide: W-W-L-W-L

Bayern Munich form guide: W-W-W-D-D

Team News

Bayern Munich

Bayern has named their 21-player squad ahead of the group stage clash with Inter. Julian Nagelsmann’s team will kick off their campaign with an away trip to Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Squad: Neuer, Ulreich, Upamecano, De ligt, Pavard, Kimmich, Gnabry, Goretzka, Sane, Coman, Choupo-Moting, Mane, Sabitzer, Davies, Hernandez, Muller, Gravenberch.

Injured: Sarr

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Coach: Julian Nagelsmann

Inter Milan

Inter has a few injury issues at the early stage of the season. The major missing will be their key player- Romelu Lukaku. Serie A side has named their 23-player squad ahead of the group stage clash with Bayern.

Squad: Correa, Lautaro Martinez, Darmian, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Barella, Dumfries, Bastoni, de Vrijl, Skriniar, Handanovic, Gagliardini, Gosens, Dzeko, Bellanova, Asllani, Acerbi, Cordaz, Mihitaryan, Onana, Dimarco, D’Ambrosio, Carboni.

Injured: Lukaku, Brazao, Dalbert.

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Coach: Simone Inzaghi

Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich: Last 5 game performance analysis

Last 5 matches’ performance Inter Milan Bayern Munich
Possessions 57% 68.4%
Goals scored 11 17
Pass Accuracy 86% 87%
Fouls per Game 12 8.8
Goals conceded 8 3
Shots 18.2 24.6
Shots received 11 8
Goals per Game 2.2 3.4
Goals Conceded per Game 1.6 0.6

Players to watch out for:

Some players from both clubs are in searing forms. Players to watch out for are:

Sadio Mane:

The Senegalese striker joined Bayern Munich from Liverpool this summer.

Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane is a Senegalese striker currently playing for Bayern Munich.
Image Source: Instagram

Mane has brilliantly started his Bayern Munich career, he has scored five goals in seven appearances across all competitions. Mane could make the difference yet again for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.

Lautaro Martinez:

The Argentine striker has been the main man for Inter Milan in the past few seasons. Even after the re-signing of Romelu Lukaku, Martinez has continued to be the star man in attack.

Lautaro Martine
Lautaro Martinez is an Argentine footballer currently playing in Serie A.
Image Source: Instagram

He has recorded three goals and provided one assist in five Serie A appearances this season, Martinez needs to be on top form if Inter Milan wants to grab a positive result from the clash.

Predicted Starting XI

Inter Milan XI (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Dimarco, Martinez, Dzeko

Bayern Munich XI (4-2-3-1): Neuer, Pavard, De Ligt, Hernandez, Davies, Sabitzer, Kimmich, Coman, Musiala, Sane, Mane

Match Prediction

Both the teams head into the clash on the back of disappointing results and will be looking to get back to winning ways in their Champions League opening game. Despite being at home, Inter Milan will struggle to have the majority of possession and will likely look to counter-attack the German champions. Bayern Munich has a lot of quality going forward and could cause the Inter Milan backline a lot of problems.

Prediction: Inter Milan 03 Bayern Munich

Broadcast

Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich will kick off at 8:00 PM (UK Time).

India/Nepal: Sony Liv, Sony Ten 2.

USA: CBS Network.­­­

UK: BT Sports.

France: beIN Sports.

Italy: Sky Sports Italia, Amazon Prime Video.

Germany: DAZN Amazon Prime Video, WOW, ZDFsport.

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