Inter Milan and Getafe will lock horns in a single-leg Europa League round-of-16 tie in Germany on Wednesday evening.
The two sides had yet to face off in the first leg before football came to a halt in March, and will now decide their fixture in a one-off match at Schalke’s stadium.
Antonio Conte’s side continue in the knockout stages as one of the tournament’s favourites, while Getafe will be quietly confident of pulling off another shock result, having eliminated last season’s Champions League semi-finalists, Ajax, in the previous round.
The winners of this encounter will face either Bayer Leverkusen or Rangers in the quarter-finals, but who will progress and make it to the last eight?
Players to watch:
- Inter Milan: Inter Milan finished as runners-up in Serie A this season, just a point below Juventus, and will be relishing the chance to win continental silverware. With some very intimidating sides still in the Europa League, Conte will be relying upon his most prolific forwards to get the job done if the Nerazzurri are to make considerable noise in the latter stages of this competition. Romelu Lukaku is one such player. With 23 league goals this season and two in Europe, he is a man in the form of his life and will be looking to add to his tally this month while simultaneously firing Inter to European glory.
- Getafe: Bordalas may not have a 20-goal-a-season striker to call upon, but he does boast a very competent finisher in Jaime Mata. The one-time Spain international bagged 11 goals in La Liga this season and has outscored any Inter Milan player in the Europa League this term with three goals to his name. Inter are notoriously difficult to break down under organised virtuoso Conte, so Mata will need to bring his A-game if Getafe want to remain in Germany.
Scoreline prediction: Inter Milan 2-1 Getafe
Europe 2019/20 recent form:
- Inter Milan: WWLWL
- Getafe: LWWWL