Inter Milan will wear black armbands against Atletico Madrid to pay tribute to Andreas Brehme following the German’s shock passing.

The club confirm in an official statement that the team will mourn the Nerazzurri icon in this evening’s Champions League round of sixteen match.

The world of football is mourning the unexpected and untimely passing of former defender Brehme.

The versatile former Kaiserslauterns, Bayern Munich, and Inter stalwart was 63 years of age.

Brehme’s death has come as a blow to many within the game. And for Inter, it is an especially painful loss.

Brehme spent four years with the Nerazzurri between 1988 and 1992.

The German enjoyed a successful and memorable stint at the San Siro. He was a key part of the team that won the Serie A title in 1989.

It was as an Inter player that Brehme famously won the World Cup with Germany on Italian soil in 1990.

Moreover, it was more than just trophies for Brehme and Inter. The German shared a strong with the club and its fans long after his retirement from playing, always showing his support in interviews and social media.

Brehme was always nostalgic about his time as an Inter player, and didn’t hide what the club meant to him.

Inter To Wear Black Armbands Vs Atletico Madrid In Tribute To Andreas Brehme

Brehme’s passing came just as Inter have been gearing up for their Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

The Nerazzurri host Atletico at the San Siro for the first leg of a round of sixteen tie.

And the team will have to play the match with the sad passing of Brehme casting a shadow over proceedings.

But Inter have concerned that the club plan to pay tribute to the legendary German’s memory.

The players in the Nerazzurri squad will all be wearing black armbands. This will be to express mourning for Brehme.