Inter will have to face an arduous journey as they face Sheriff Tiraspol in the Champions League, away in the Champions League debutants’ home region of Transnistria.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who highlight the potential issues faced by the Nerazzurri on their travels to face the Moldovan champions tomorrow.
Sheriff are enjoying their first ever participation in the Champions League, and despite representing the Moldovan top flight in the competition, they actually hail from the city of Tiraspol in the independent breakaway state of Transnistria.
Due to the contested status of the region, which is not recognized by the UN, the team could deal with such issues as phones not working due to a lack of agreements with international carriers, as well as the same being true of credit cards.
Moreover, the team will have to first arrive in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau and then travel an hour and a half by bus to get to the city in preparation for the match.
Inter will hope that the journey goes smoothly and does not cause any significant interruptions to their preparations for tomorrow’s massive Champions League clash.