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Champions League: Round of 16 first leg – Atletico challenge: Somers Inter before the next test – Sport

Champions League: Round of 16 first leg – Atletico challenge: Somers Inter before the next test – Sport


In the Champions League, Yann Sommer and Inter Milan will face an unusually powerful attack from Atletico.


Will he remain flawless against Atletico?

Yan Sommer.


Yan Somer's form is correct. He has already kept 15 clean sheets in the tournament with Inter Milan, more than any other goalkeeper in one of the top five leagues. Milan have conceded only 12 goals in Serie A. However, this is not just down to the Swiss goalkeeper: thanks to the well-performing defence, Sommer only has to make just over two saves per match.

With Atletico Madrid, a team known in the past for its defensive strength, now comes to San Siro for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday evening. So an easy task for Sumer and who is in front of him? it's improbably. Because Atletico's attack is at its highest level this season.

Strong offensively thanks to the Storm duo

The Rojiblancos scored 17 goals in 6 Champions League group stage matches, surpassed only by Manchester City. Largely responsible for this: Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata. Both strikers have already scored 5 goals in the first division.

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You can watch summaries of Tuesday's Champions League matches in 'UEFA Champions League Highlights' on SRF Channel 2 from 11pm.

The Storm duo likely won't be able to reach their respective status on Tuesday. Because Morata had to be replaced due to injury against Sevilla. A cruciate ligament tear has been ruled out, with the Spaniard “only” suffering a bruise and sprain to the inner ligament in his knee. The club has not announced a specific layoff – he is at least back in the squad for the match in Milan.

Inter are also strong offensively

Not only Atletico, but Inter are also proving that they can score goals this season. The best defense in the Italian League is also accompanied by the best attack (59 goals). The leaders' goal difference of +47 – if the season ended at this stage – would be the fifth-best goal difference in Serie A history.

Overall, Inter, who have won all eight competitive matches this year, will go into the match as favourites. By the way, the duel did not happen often: the two teams met each other only once in a competitive match. In 2010, Atlético maintained the upper hand in the Super Cup. 14 years later, the people of Milan can now return the favor.