Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Inter Milan

Real Sociedad are playing Inter Milan at the Group stage, Group D of Champions League on September 20.

Real Sociedad are aproaching the match after a defeat from Real Madrid last Monday. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive home matches now.

Inter Milan, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood securing victories in 7 straight games against AC Milan, Fiorentina, Cagliari, Monza, Egnatia R, Salzburg and PSG extending their unbeaten streak to 8 matches.

Recent Form

Real Sociedad have lost to Real Madrid in their previous match while Inter Milan are on a winning streak – they have won AC Milan, Fiorentina, Cagliari, Monza, Egnatia R, Salzburg and PSG in their previous 7 matches. Overall, Real Sociedad have won 10 of their last 20 matches, losing 4 and drawing 6, while Inter Milan have won 17 of their last 20 matches, losing 2 and drawing 1.

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad have won twice (5-3 against Granada CF on 2nd of September and 0-1 against Real Betis on 6th of August), lost once (2-1 against Real Madrid on 18th of September) and drew 3 times (0-0 against Las Palmas on 26th of August, 1-1 against Celta Vigo on 19th of August and 1-1 against Girona on 12th of August) in their most recent 6 matches.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan have won 6 times (5-1 against AC Milan on 17th of September, 4-0 against Fiorentina on 4th of September, 0-2 against Cagliari on 29th of August, 2-0 against Monza on 20th of August, 4-2 against Egnatia R on 14th of August and 3-4 against Salzburg on 10th of August) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team News

Real Sociedad

André Silva (Hamstring Injury) and Martín Merquelanz (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Real Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil.

Inter Milan

Due to a mostly available group, there is only the one fitness problem for the Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi to contend with. Juan Cuadrado (Inflammation) won’t be in action.

Head-to-Head and Key Numbers

  • This is the third European meeting between the two teams, with each side winning once.
  • In the 1979-80 season, Inter beat Sociedad 3-0 in their first meeting before Sociedad extracted revenge with a 2-0 win in the next clash.
  • Sociedad are winless in three European games, losing twice and drawing once – 1-0 loss vs Manchester United, and a 2-0 loss and 0-0 draw with AS Roma.

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