Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison
(12) 7 Goals 7 (11)
(7) 3 Assists 7 (10)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
27.8 Average Age 27.9
182.9 Average Height (cm) 183.4
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(48%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 50% (48%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.3) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League Final Stage.
- Otavio returned to action following a brief spell on the sidelines in the first leg, but received his marching orders late on and is suspended.
- Evanilson, Gabriel Veron and Galeno are ruled out for the hosts, though their injury woes have eased considerably of late.
- Joaquin Correa is ruled out for Inter, while Milan Skriniar will hope to return to the squad here.
- Romelu Lukaky may make his first Champions League start of the season in Portugal having scored the winner off the bench last month.
Porto's home field looks like the favela map in modern warfare 2. Worst field I've ever seen in a champions league game.
I believe Skriniar is still out for this one. I will be surprised if Brozovic misses out here, starting Mkhitaryan and Calhanoglu shows me Inzaghi wants to attack, probably trying to score early and put the game away from there. Porto weren't without chances in the first leg, Onana was solid and commanding in goal. Portos back 4 did really well on set pieces and all 4 players crashed into the center of the box when Inter were crossing the ball in which is a big part of their attack. I think Otavio was a nuisance in the 1st game menacing around, Eustaqio can provide the same threat in the attack. Easy to see this as 1-1, but I think we get some goals and a very entertaining fixture. Inter will attack up the right but Darmian is susceptible to getting beat on the counter. Over 2.5 is fair enough here. Favor Porto because if they get 1 in first the stadium will be rocking and Inter will fold.
Porto should have won the 1st leg by a few goals but got a red card in the last 10 minutes or so and lost. On normal conditions we know Porto would win this but I know they have been dealing with injuried players in the last 3 months or so which makes it hard to predict. Joao Mario is out, Otavio got suspended, but I don't know about Evanilson and Galeno. If Galeno is fit I still think the team will still be dangerous upfront now the question is if the missing RB won't be a problem for them and Inter can take advantage from that. It is an extremely hard match to predict because of that.
@hellreaper I think most of Inters attack is focused on the other side and in the middle of the pitch but Wendell or Conceicao should do just fine. could see Porto going to a 4-4-2 with Franco or Galeno as wide midfielders or the 4-3-1-2 they used against Rio with Eustaqio as a number 10. They have options.
@FootyFiyah The starting eleven is now available and it seems the Brazilian winger Pepê is going to play as right back. The bad news is the center back Pepe won't play lol, but the good news is Galeno and Evanilson are. So in theory, Porto will be strong in the attack but lacking in defense. Let's see how it goes.
Porto will not feel comfortable in situation where they are not dominant side where all game happen upfront so defence no need that much concentration. Here attack will be useless and defence will not have a breath so late goals expected from inter. Especially when there is full bench of in form quality players in attack and in defence as well . 0:2
Porto have won 11 of their last 13 home matches.
@Marbella in Portugal league, so no matter
Pepe to get red carded.
@bopol how did u know he will.get redcard
@Crazzwire He didn't. He said Pepe, the center back, not Pepê, the winger.