Inter face a tough statistic headed into tomorrow’s Champions League group stage opener against Real Madrid, having failed to beat a Spanish team since 2010 when they came out on top 3-1 against Barcelona at the San Siro on their way to the Treble.
This is highlighted by Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who additionally point out that the Nerazzurri have lost four of their last five encounters with tomorrow’s opposition.
Inter lost both group stage matches against Real last season, with the two teams then managed by Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane.
New Nerazzurri boss Simone Inzaghi will hope that he can get the better of Real manager Carlo Ancelotti in tomorrow’s crucial clash, but he will be well aware of the pressure and will have to do better than the Nerazzurri have in recent encounters with the La Liga leaders.
Real, by contrast, have won twelve of their last thirteen clashes with Italian teams, with a 3-1 reversal by Juventus in 2018 the only exception, but the Nerazzurri will hope to buck this trend.