Inter Milan wingback Federico Dimarco will have his hands full trying to stop Man City star Bernardo Silva in the Champions League final later this month.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper name Dimarco has the man who could stop the Portuguese superstar who put Real Madrid to the sword.

Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva showed just how devastating he can be in the semifinals against Real Madrid.

Whilst City’s performance as a whole was outstanding, it was the 28-year-old who proved decisive. Bernardo struck twice in the first half as City blew away the holders of the Champions League.

Part of what has made the Portuguese so difficult to defend against in his position is his versatility.

The former Monaco man is capable of playing on the wing, in attacking midfield, or in central midfield. This means that he is very proficient at drifting inside to try and escape his marker.

Real Madrid certainly found this out the hard way.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team were not able to deny Bernardo space in the most dangerous areas of the pitch.

Dimarco Must Find Way To Stop Man City Star Bernardo Silva

In the final, the player with the unenviable task of picking up Bernardo will be Dimarco.

Barring surprises, Dimarco will start on Inter’s left flank. And, on the Cityzens’ right wing, Bernardo will likely reprise his role from the Madrid tie.

On the one hand, Dimarco has been one of Inter’s outstanding players this season.

The 25-year-old has earned the starting role on the left ahead of Robin Gosens after Ivan Perisic left last season.

Dimarco’s quality deliveries and range of passing aren’t the only reason for this. He has also improved in his defensive game, and seems to fully understand where to be on the pitch in this Nerazzurri system.

On the other hand, the Inter wingback will be up against a kind of threat that he’s rarely faced before.

Like City as a whole, Bernardo is undoubtedly world-class. The Portuguese international’s dribbling and trickery, his dangerous runs, and his eye for goal make him virtually unstoppable at times.

For Inter, Dimarco will be the player who wants to prove that reputation wrong on the biggest stage.