Inter Milan head to San Sebastian to face Real Sociedad knowing that they have a mixed record away against Spanish teams.
Today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, note that the Nerazzurri have lost ten matches out of thirteen in Spain. However, sometimes they have still ended up with the result they’ve wanted without winning.
Inter begin another season in the Champions League this evening.
And they do so away from home. The Nerazzurri have travelled to the Anoeta Stadium where they’ll face last team’s fourth-place team in La Liga, Real Sociedad.
La Real undeniably have the quality to be a big challenge for Inter.
And this is doubly the case considering that the Nerazzurri will have to play away from the San Siro.
As Tuttosport highlight, Inter have only won one match to date playing in Spain.
Inter Milan Record Very Mixed Away To Spanish Teams
Inter have faced Spanish teams away on thirteen occasions in total.
Purely in terms of the results, the matches have not been very fruitful ones for the Nerazzurri.
Inter have won in Spain on two occasions – a 5-1 demolition of Valencia at the Mestalla.
However, they have drawn just once, and lost a whopping ten matches.
But it hasn’t been all bad for Inter, taking into consideration the ramifications of the results.
Against Barcelona in 2010, Inter lost 0-1 at the Camp Nou. But it was truly a defeat that felt like a victory, considering that along with their 3-1 win over the Blaugranas at the Camp Nou, it meant that the Nerazzurri still progressed to the Champions League final on aggregate.
Then, there’s another match at the Camp Nou – the second group stage clash against Barcelona last season.
As in 2010, Inter had already gotten the result that they needed against Barcelona at the San Siro. They had beaten the Blaugranas 1-0 at home.
Therefore, the Nerazzurri drawing 3-3 in Spain was enough to get them nearly over the line in terms of reaching the Champions League group stage.