Inter and Benfica meet in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.
Inter took control of the tie with an impressive 2-0 away victory in Lisbon. Nicolò Barella’s early second-half effort and a late penalty from substitute Romelu Lukaku put Simone Inzaghi’s side in the driving seat, but Benfica will still feel they have a good chance of progressing.
However, they will need to do something they have never managed before and win at San Siro.
What the coaches say
Simone Inzaghi, Inter coach: “We’re up against an outstanding side who, like us, haven’t been getting the results they’ve deserved in their league of late. We know Benfica’s strengths. We have a two-goal cushion but it will be hard for us. We have been up against very strong teams [recently]. As a striker, I worried when I wasn’t getting chances. My boys have had chances; they just need to stay calm, wait for the moment.”
Roger Schmidt, Benfica coach: “We have to accept last week’s defeat and look forward. We have to be focused on what we have to do on the pitch, be motivated and with an open and clean mind to achieve a top performance. If we don’t do it, we’ll be out of the Champions League.”
Inter: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Džeko, Martínez
Benfica: Vlachodimos; Gilberto, António Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Florentino, Chiquinho; Aursnes, Rafa Silva, João Mário; Gonçalo Ramos
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