Porto will pose a significant challenge for Inter in the Champions League round of sixteen, with the Portuguese team’s setup having already proved quite effective in Europe.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who detail some of the players who will be important for the Portuguese champions in how they approach the two-legged tie against the Nerazzurri.

In goal, Diogo Costa has broken out as one of the most formidable young keepers in European football, whilst Porto’s backline has looked strong in recent European matches.

With Pepe injured for the past few weeks, the likes of Fabio Cardoso and David Carmo have formed a formidable centre-back pairing in recent matches.

On the flanks, the Portuguese champions can call upon significant squad depth, but the versatile winger Pepe has often been used at full-back to good effect.

In midfield, Canadian Stephan Eustaquio and Colombian Mateus Uribe have formed a very effective partnership, as the two central midfielders’ qualities complement each other perfectly.

Attacking midfielder Otavio tends to be the player with the role of trying to link midfield up with attack, and leading the line has been the ever-present Mehdi Taremi, who has only grown into his role in the team.

The Iranian’s goals and holdup play are vital to how Porto will look to hurt Inter’s backline, but they will have threats and problems for the Nerazzurri to solve all over the pitch.