Champions League: Inter Milan vs Tottenham Hotspur preview
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Inter Milan make their comeback in the Champions League having been absent for six years as they face a Tottenham Hotspur side who are taking part in their third consecutive European campaign on Tuesday night. Both teams have had indifferent starts to their respective campaigns, however, Tottenham has had the better of it having won three out of their five opening Premier League games including a 3-0 demolition of Manchester United. Inter have only won one of their first four games in Serie A which will give Tottenham some confidence heading into the game on Tuesday at the San Siro. Both sides will be eagerly keen to kick off their Champions League as it is widely expected these two sides would be competing for second-placed spot in their group behind Barcelona. The last time these two teams faced each other in the group stages was in the 2010/11 campaign. In the first game at the San Siro, Tottenham were 4-0 down at half-time having gone down to ten men and by the end of the game, they almost salvaged it thanks to a wonderful hat-trick from Gareth Bale as he announced his arrival on the European stage at the expense of Maicon. The return fixture at White Hart Lane ended in a 3-1 win for Tottenham as Gareth Bale yet again took centre stage. Last time out In Spurs' latest Champions League campaign last season, they managed to top their respective group which included Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. They were thwarted in the last 16 by Juventus having lost 4-3 on aggregate.
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