Inter’s Champions League group stage opponents for tomorrow Viktoria Plzen are unbeaten in 28 matches at the Doosan Arena, although this record is not necessarily as formidable as it seems.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who note that the Czech team’s unbeaten record at home stretches back more than a season, although they’ve not faced a team anywhere near as strong as the Nerazzurri over the period.
Viktoria were handed a chastening 5-1 defeat by Barcelona in their Champions League opener, although playing at the Camp Nou will have been a very difficult proposition for them without doubt.
In contrast, the Czechs return to playing in front of their fans as they host Inter for the second round of fixtures, and they will feel some confidence from their impressive unbeaten record at home, stretching back to May 2021 and most recently added to with their 3-2 win over domestic rivals Sigma over the weekend.
The 28-match streak at home was a big part of why Viktoria won their domestic title last time around, but for the Gazzetta, the Nerazzurri must travel to Plzen with full confidence that they can put an end to it without too much trouble.