AC Milan superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic out of action for 2 weeks

Ruben Hill
November 25, 2020

Real Madrid may have been European champions for a record 13 times but they have never won at the San Siro since they first played there in 1966.

Zidane will be without two of the three scorers from the home leg, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, both injured, with Luka Jovic and Eder Militao out with COVID-19.

Zinedine Zidane's side are seeking to erase that unwanted mark, but the odds are against them with key first-team players out of their crunch Champions League clash with Inter Milan today. The fact that the newspapers talk about Madrid's absences makes me laugh'.

Both teams, though, are struggling in Group B - Real (four points) and Inter (two) are third and fourth respectively, with Borussia Monchengladbach (five) and Shakhtar Donetsk (four) surprisingly ahead of the fancied duo.

Inter Milan are bottom of Group B after losing 3-2 in Spain, despite coming from two goals down to equalise before Real snatched victory. Madrid have suffered hard run, having only won one, drawn one and lost one in their group that also consists of Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk. But a defeat would leave them with an almighty uphill battle against an embarrassing expulsion.

"After our previous results, we don't have many ways out, so this is a final", said Inter manager Antonio Conte yesterday.

"However, it's worrying, we concede too many goals and if we want to improve, that is the first thing to adjust". "We weren't built to win straight away, but we're growing game after game". "We know the history of the team, not only from the past, but also from recent history".

He continued to emphasise the importance of winning, claiming that is Inter's primary focus. I don't think there are any other solutions. "We still have three games left and we have to get at least seven points".

"This is the most hard group of the whole Champions League, we would have deserved a better ranking at this point", said Conte who took over in 2019. But it is true that the results have not come and we have to see why'.

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