Inter will need a “Pazza Inter” night if they want to turn around the 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League round of sixteen tie against Liverpool tomorrow at Anfield.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who suggest that a normal evening won’t be enough for the scale of the Nerazzurri’s task.
Inter have a mountain to climb after the Reds’ two second half goals cancelled out an encouraging performance at the San Siro in the first leg, meaning that they need to win by at least two goals tomorrow evening.
Doing so against one of Europe’s most formidable sides, at one of the most hostile away stadiums in Europe, would be contrary to virtually all predictions for the tie with the first leg played.
Dramatic comebacks are not unthinkable in Europe’s top competition, and have in fact characterized some of the most memorable ties in recent years, with the Reds having themselves come back from a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona three years ago.
For the Nerazzurri to do so away from home at Anfield, however, would be the kind of wild evening that would be squarely in the “Pazza Inter” tradition, and the fans will want to see the team fully embrace it.