Salzburg is set to face off against Inter Milan in the Champions League Group D stage on November 8th. This encounter is scheduled to start at 20:00 UTC.
Known as FC Salzburg, RB Salzbourg, or simply RB Salzburg, the Austrian team is ready to clash with the Italian giant, commonly referred to as FC Internazionale Milano, Inter, or Internazionale, just two weeks after their last meeting in the same group, which ended in a 2-1 victory for Inter Milan. Salzburg is looking to continue their impressive streak after consecutive wins over Tirol, Hartberg, and Altach, aiming for another triumph against Inter Milan.
Inter Milan, in high spirits from their own streak of wins against Atalanta, Roma, Salzburg, and Torino, are hoping to maintain their six-match unbeaten run as they head into this match.
Salzburg is on a roll with victories in their last three matches against Tirol, Hartberg, and Altach, while Inter Milan has also been enjoying a series of wins, having triumphed in their last four outings against Atalanta, Roma, Salzburg, and Torino. In their last 18 games, Salzburg has achieved 11 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws. Inter Milan boasts an even more impressive record with 15 wins, 2 losses, and 3 draws in their last 20 matches.
Over their last six games, Salzburg has claimed victory four times, including a 2-0 win against Tirol on November 5th, a 1-1 tie with Hartberg on November 2nd, a 3-0 win over Altach on October 28th, and a 1-0 win against Ried on October 12th. They’ve been defeated twice, once by Inter Milan on October 25th and by LASK Linz on October 21st.
Inter Milan has seen success in five of their last six matches, with wins over Atalanta on November 5th, Roma on October 30th, Salzburg on October 25th, Torino on October 22nd, and Benfica on October 4th. Their only draw was a 2-2 with Bologna on October 7th.
Salzburg’s squad faces multiple injury concerns. Fernando is out with adductor pain, Bryan Okoh with a hamstring injury, Sekou Koita with adductor pain, Dijon Kameri with a thigh and gluteal strain, Justin Omoregie with back issues, Lukas Wallner with torn ankle ligaments, Aleksa Terzic with an adductor injury, Kamil Piatkowski with a calf injury, and Maurits Kjaergaard with a shoulder injury. All will be missing from the lineup. Additionally, Gerhard Struber, the team’s manager, will not be able to call upon Daouda Guindo and Moussa Kounfolo Yeo, who are suspended from play.
Simone Inzaghi, the head of Inter Milan, is faced with a roster that’s not at full strength due to injuries. Both Juan Cuadrado, who is dealing with Achilles tendon irritation, and Benjamin Pavard, sidelined with a patellar tendon dislocation, will be absent from the upcoming match.
The history of matchups between Salzburg and Inter Milan dates back to December 2022, with three encounters since. Inter Milan has emerged victorious in all three matches. The most recent game on October 25, 2023, saw Inter Milan secure a 2-1 win. Across these three head-to-head matches, Salzburg has managed to score 4 goals to Inter Milan’s 10.