Inter’s Serie A title chase may be in tatters, but their European hopes are still alive as they carry a one-goal aggregate advantage with them to Portugal to take on Porto in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
Both sides are falling behind in their respective domestic league tables, and therefore the importance of advancing in Europe increases for each club knowing it might be their best chance for silverware this season. Inter especially are now 18 points behind Napoli, who are running away with the Italian top flight.
Porto, meanwhile, are also second in their league table, eight points behind Benfica and the gap is slowly increasing. Interestingly, the last four Porto matches have featured one of the participants having a player sent off, including the reverse fixture here as Otavio was given an early shower, leading eventually to Romelu Lukaku’s 86th-minute winner.
That slim advantage will have the Italian side feeling optimistic about this trip, as they have not lost a match by multiple goals since consecutive 2-0 defeats to Bayern Munich and Juventus in early November.
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