Real Madrid will start their 2023 UEFA Champions League campaign against Italian champions Inter Milan. Carlos Ancelotti has announced that his team will travel to San Siro for the opening match of the group stage of the Champions League against Inter Milan. Gareth Bale will miss the trip to Milan, he also missed the last La Liga game against Celta de Vigo. The Welshman is expected to miss the action until October.
Austrian defender David Alaba returns to the squad after missing the Celta Vigo game due to injury. Real Madrid the services of Toni Kross, Ferland Mendy and Marcelo. The left-back duo were ready for the clash with Inter Milan but suffered something of a relapse just after recovering from their own injuries.
Real Madrid number 16 Luka Jovic is also back in the squad. The Serbian is Real Madrid’s rear striker and will seek to establish himself in the squad. He has not been able to secure a place in the team since arriving from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019. The Whites will be seeking their 14th title this season. In the last season, they lost to defending champion Chelsea in the semifinals 3-1 on aggregate.
The Real Madrid squad will face Inter Milan
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Toni Fuidias.
Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, Alaba, Vallejo, Nacho and Miguel.
Midfielders: Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., Isco, Camavinga and Blanco.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jović, Vini Jr., Rodrygo and Mariano.
How to watch the live broadcast of Real Madrid vs Inter Milan in India?
People in India can watch all the 2023 UEFA Champions League action live on Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN). All matches will be streamed live through the Sony Liv app. Also, soccer enthusiasts in India can watch the Real Madrid vs Inter Milan clash on the JioTv mobile app.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan: Match details
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2023
Time: 12:30 am (India Standard Time)
Location: San Siro, Milan, Italy
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan: match preview
For the second consecutive season, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are tied in the same group. Last season, the Madrid giants won the home and away games 3-2 and 0-2 respectively. Since their triumph in the 2009-10 season, Inter Milan have made it to the group stage only twice.
On the other hand, Real Madrid will be looking for their first UCL title since 2017-18. Los Blancos’ confidence is high, as they lead the La Liga table with three wins and a draw in four games. The Spanish giant is the favorite to win the match.