Benfica vs Inter Milan lineups: Predicted XI and team news for UEFA Champions League quarterfinals


Benfica are juggling a few injuries while Romelu Lukaku is pushing to start for Inter Milan as both teams prepare for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

The Portuguese giants will be without injured trio Goncalo Guedes, Julian Draxler and Mihailo Ristic for Tuesday’s clash, while Nicolas Otamendi is absent through suspension.

Alexander Bah is also in danger of dropping out after being withdrawn during the first half of last year’s loss to Porto.

At Inter, injuries also brought down some key players. Milan Skriniar and Hakan Calhanoglu came out of the international break with fitness problems and are not expected to be fit for the first game.

Lukaku struggled against Salernitiana last week and should drop to the bench, with Edin Dzeko up front alongside Lautaro Martinez.

Predicted lineups

Benfica XI: 

Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Silva, Verissimo, Grimaldo; Luis, Chiquinho; Mario, Silva, Aursnes; Ramos

Inter Milan XI: 

Onana; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko

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