Inter - Atlético Madrid (20 Feb 24) [1-0]

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They dont have Morata. Griezman looks tired. They play Las Palmas tomorrow plus travel. We need to give it all to gain a clear advantage at home and hope for some solid defense away.
 

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Atletico's been shit in away matches. We need to secure the win and I feel we can do it. Favorites next week !!
 

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This is where our CL season starts. Group stage matches have never seen real Inter, so let's hope we're putting a proper display and get the job done.
 

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proud of this group, the best Inter we saw in years, 14 years if we want to be precise. Opponents will have difficult life against us, we are in top form in this moment. No matter how this game will end, scudetto reimains priority and this games are only bonus. But this team can compete for the CL. If we are in a good position, let's say +13 from Juve/Milan, we could focus more on CL. Meanwhile we need to beat Atletico before, let's see what happends. Interesting months are waiting for us...
 

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So my educated guess for the squad:

Sommer-Pavard-Acerbi-Bastoni-Dimarco-Hakan-Miki-Barella-Dumfries-Lautaro-Thuram.

I'll go with 3:0 win.
 

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I am scared to shitless, we need to establish ourselves that we do good in CL; it will go a long way, I don't want us to create a mental block, then we can be one of the main force in CL yearly .

Also if anything happens to this game, it is on you @Kramerica Industries
 

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Atleti will be tough no matter who they field. They play with the same fire as their coach.

I think securing the midfield will be key. Koke and Saúl are underrated players in my opinion and will give battle. Morata being out is a big plus for us. Griezmann and Depay can do some damage, but if we stay alert in defense I think we can manage them.

We need to take a lead to the Wanda Nara Metropolitano here. Who knows what each side will look like in a month. We’re clearly in better form right now.
 

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It's not like we did not go to CL final last year. We are among top 4-5 teams in CL. Real, City, Bayern, Inter and PSG.
 

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Here comes the hardest opponent this season. Even more than Juve.

Either beat them and become respected among resounding CL regulars. Or lose then hear others chanting "Serie A is mickey mouse league" forever.

This match is so important.
 

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Despite being great all season, still feeling scared here. Hoping for the best!
 

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Notwithstanding our good defense and away record, we need to win our home game by a couple of goals.

For that the Meazza has to be a fortress!

We’ll surely miss the tifos- thanks FIGC!
 

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Even with our great form, this is a 50-50 tie. Atletico is one of the team I really wanted to avoid in the draw. They have experience, physicality & are less susceptible to Inter's counters than most teams


Really worried about this one
 

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We are still missing a big scalp in CL. I think we need to get that monkey off our back and this is a great opportunity to do it.

Beating Milan, Porto, and Benfica just doesn’t have the prestige. We haven’t beaten a real European elite team in a 2 leg tie since 2011. You could argue Atletico aren’t quite that at the moment either but they’re the closest thing to it since our tie with Liverpool.

If we want to be respected by casuals we need to start winning these match ups.
 

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Even with our great form, this is a 50-50 tie. Atletico is one of the team I really wanted to avoid in the draw. They have experience, physicality & are less susceptible to Inter's counters than most teams


Really worried about this one
Bastoni said in an interview that Athletico were one of the teams they most wanted to avoided.
 

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Put Lautaro on Witsel, he’s their weakest point, then both Koke and De Paul have to cover for him, we will have a lot of space.
 
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