Inter is finally back in the European competition that matters, the UEFA Champions League. This after a dramatic finish in the last game of the 2017/2018 season when the black-and-blue fought back Lazio at Stadio Olimpico.
Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport tries to explain how the black and blue side of Milano will celebrate tonight’s game against Tottenham: “No matter what the result will be tonight, it will be a night to remember since Inter finally is back in the UEFA Champions League after six and half years of absence, last match being Inter-Marseille which ended 2-1 back in March 13th, 2012. Now Inter have found their way back to the competition that counts.
“Stadio Giueseppe Meazza is not sold out but as of yesterday there were 62.500 tickets sold of which 2000 have been reserved for the Tottenham fans and with additional tickets sold today about 65.000 spectators are expected. Before the game, a tifo has been planned by the Curva Nord in order to celebrate the return to the Champions League. In the stands there will be no Roberto Mancini, but the coach of the Italian national team has sent one of his assistants to watch the game. Other prominent spectators will be Chivu and Orlandini.”