Inter Milan vs. Benfica LIVE will face each other this Wednesday, April 19, for the second leg corresponding to the quarterfinals of the 2022-23 Champions League. The match is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. (Peruvian time) at the San Siro stadium in Italy.
In the first leg, held at the Estádio da Luz, Portugal, the triumph was for the visit. Simone Inzaghi’s team took a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Nicolò Barella, in the 51st minute, and Romelu Lukaku, after a penalty kick in the 82nd.
Now, both squads will face each other in Milan, looking for a pass to the semifinal of the most important European tournament at the club level.
How does Inter Milan arrive?
The ‘neroazzurros’ arrive with a foot and a half ahead, after their 2-0 victory in Lisbon, last week. However, at a general level, the situation does not look good: the win against Benfica was the only one in their last eight games. Even in Serie A, it is not in the qualifying zone for the next Champions League.
At home, Inter Milan has three consecutive defeats. In none of them did he manage to score goals. In fact, the lack of scores is one of its biggest problems: its top gunner, Lautaro Martínez, has not ‘wet’ since March 5.
The only doubt in the call is that of Stefan de Vrij. Due to injury, he made a difference in the practices prior to the Champions League duel. On the other hand, a confirmed casualty is Milan Skriniar.
And how does Benfica arrive?
Benfica was doing well in both the Primeira Liga and the Champions League, but, against Porto, for the 27th date of the local tournament, it cut a streak of eight consecutive wins. Now, his championship is at risk, because he added a new defeat, against Chaves. It is still leading with 71 points, but Porto follows with just four fewer.
In between those two duels, they fell in the Champions League, at home, against Inter Milan, and jeopardized their continuity in the competition. “We have to focus on what we need to do on the field, be motivated and open-minded and clean to achieve maximum performance. If not, we will be out, said Roger Schmidt, the coach of the Lisbon team.
In this case, the confirmed casualties are full-back Alexander Bah and Julian Draxler, both due to injury. Nicolás Otamendi returns, after serving his suspension date.
Inter Milan vs. Benfica: schedules in the world
Peru: 2:00 p.m.
Ecuador: 2:00 p.m.
Colombia: 2:00 p.m.
Mexico: 1:00 p.m.
Argentina: 4:00 p.m.
Chile: 4:00 p.m.
Uruguay: 4:00 p.m.
Bolivia: 3:00 p.m.
United States (Florida): 3:00 p.m.
Inter vs. Benfica for Champions League: possible line-ups
Inter Milan: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Gosens; Lukaku, Correa.
DT: Simone Inzaghi.
Benfica: Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Silva, Morato, Grimaldo; Joao Mario, Florentino, Rafa Silva, Chiquinho, Aursnes; Gonçalo Ramos.
DT: Roger Schmidt.
Where to watch Inter vs. Benfica for the Champions League?
The match between Inter Milan and Benfica can be seen LIVE on ESPN and Star+ in Peru. In addition This site will take you to the goals and all the incidents of the match for the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League.