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Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Inter

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Inter travel to Germany on Tuesday night looking for the same result as a fortnight ago

Internazionale v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images

As things stand Inter are on course to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League this season. The Nerazzuri sit in second place on four points behind group leaders Barcelona going into match day four of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.

A win in Dortmund tomorrow evening would be another huge step for Antonio Conte and his side towards qualification for the next round of the competition. Inter have not made the knockout stages of the Champions League since the 2011-12 season.

Dortmund

Tomorrow’s opponents are German giants Borussia Dortmund who Inter defeated 2-0 two weeks ago in San Siro to conclude the first round of group stage fixtures. After their disappointment two weeks ago they will be more than ready for tomorrow’s fixture and will want revenge.

Dortmund find themselves third in Group F behind Inter level on four points. Inter only sit above Dortmund on goal difference meaning tomorrows fixture at the Signal Iduna Park has a lot on the line for both sides.

Borussia Dortmund v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Lucien Favre and his men come into the mid-week fixture on the back of comfortable 3-0 win over Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga so will be feeling confident for this huge game. The Germans also have improved their league form in recent weeks and now find themselves in second place in the German first division which again will help boost their confidence in Europe.

The 1997 winners will still feel they have a great chance of qualifying from Group F and will need to take points from Inter in tomorrows night big fixture.

Inter

Inter’s impressive start to the season has continued under Antonio Conte having played eleven Serie A games winning nine, drawing one and losing one. Since the victory against Dortmund in San Siro two weeks ago the Nerazzuri have picked up two wins and one draw.

Like the Germans, Inter will also be going into the fixture full of confidence. Sitting in second place in Serie A just one point behind league leaders Juventus, Conte and co are really impressing on the world stage at the moment and will be looking for another three points in Dortmund tomorrow.

Bologna FC v FC Internazionale - Serie A Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images

The group stage is slowly creeping towards a conclusion now, after tomorrow and Wednesday's fixtures there will be only two more group games to play so its time to start getting points on the board. If Inter can move three points ahead of Dortmund tomorrow evening then it will be a huge step towards qualification for the Nerazzuri.

Going away to Dortmund in Europe is no easy task, the German giants have just as much to play for as Inter and will also be gunning for the points tomorrow. However, if Inter can carry on their fantastic form and take their confidence to Germany with them, it could be a hugely significant night for this seasons European adventure.

Team News

Dortmund saw the return of Spanish striker Paco Alcacer at the weekend after a spell on the sidelines due to an Achilles injury. Whether he will be fit enough yet to start is not known, however, you would predict cautiousness due to him only just coming back to action. Goalkeeper Roman Burki is a doubt due to an illness having missed the weekend’s win over Wolfsberg.

Inter remain without Alexis Sanchez and Danilo D’Ambrosio but should have Stefano Sensi back after overcoming his recent injury. Left wing back Kwadwo Asamoah may miss out due to a knee injury.

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Prediction

Of course both teams will go out there tomorrow night looking for three points to put them above the other in the group by three points. Both sides are in good recent form and competing at the top of their tables. Inter fully deserved the three points when these two met in San Siro two weeks ago, but an away fixture is always tougher so the Nerazzuri will need to take their A game to Germany tomorrow night. Forza Inter!