Inter have not lost to a Spanish team at the San Siro in their last nine meetings, according to a report from Italian media outlet today.

The report details how the last time the Nerazzurri suffered a defeat at the hands of a Spanish team was when Deportivo Alaves beat Inter 2-0 in the fourth round of the UEFA Cup in the 2000/01 season. Inter, under the guidance of Marco Tardelli, lost due to the goals scored by Jordi Cruijff and Ivan Tomic. The game was then suspended due to the fierce protest by the fans within the San Siro.

The defeat was the only time that Inter have lost at the San Siro to a Spanish team in 19 games, the report highlights, giving the Nerazzurri fans hope that they can continue this incredible record against Barcelona on Tuesday. The game is one of the most important games so far this season for the Milanese club, as a win would see them progress to the next round of the competition.